So there's been a lot of drama lately in the blogging world regarding plagiarism, and a certain blog (perhaps the biggest and most popular around, right?) was right at the centre of it. And as a result, their meme, In My Mailbox, is attracting a lot of negativity right now. I'll be honest, I love that feature as it was the way I used to learn about new books. I think it was one of the first posts I ever read from the book blogging world (over on Wondrous Reads, actually) and I liked making those posts as I hope other people learn about books that I have too so they too can share the book love and read just as I want to when I visit other peoples blogs.
I didn't want to stop doing In My Mailbox (I changed mine slightly to Postbox... we're in England...) but at the same time wasn't sure about continuing, and it has been a little while since I've done one so I've got a bit of catching up to do. Well, no worries. As some UK based bloggers have created a new meme. Letterbox Love. In principle it's the same, but there's only love!
Now as I said, it has been a while since I made a post like this, so there may be some books lurking in the dark, deep corners of my bedroom, or somewhere else in the house that I've missed, I've done my best though! If I do find any that I have missed, I'll put them aside for the next Letterbox Love post! Would like to say before I start, a massive thank you to all the publishers who send me the books. Cannot express how truly grateful I am to be part of this blogging community!
After the Snow by S.D. Crockett.
The Last Echo by Kimberley Derting.
Insignia by S.J.Kincaid.
Twilight Robbery by Frances Hardinge.
The Prince Who Walked With Lions by Elizabeth Laird.
Partials by Dan Wells.
Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver.
The Enchantress by Michael Scott.
The Adjusters by Andrew Taylor.
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson.
Dying To Know You by Aiden Chambers.
1.4 by Mike Lancaster.
Unrest by Michelle Harrison (So excited for this! Reading it now actually. So creepy!)
The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore.
Another Life by Keren David (EEEEEPPPPP!! So excited about this!)
Insurgent by Veronica Roth (read it. loved it. reviewed it here...)
I'm also, quoted on the back of The Power of Six in paperback. How cool is that?! :D Done a little jig when I found out. Being quoted on books is awesome, especially books you feel so passionate about, so thanks to Penguin for quoting me! (That is actually the adult edition... I wonder if it's the same on the YA edition? Hmm...)
So that's all for this week. Would just like to give a shout out to all the publishers! Puffin/Penguin, HarperCollins, Random House, Hot Key Books, Egmont, Macmillan, Headline, Simon and Schuster and Frances Lincoln! You guys rock!
Happy reading and see you soon!
(P.S. Would just like to say a massive thank you to everyone who visits this blog. It hit 100,000 views since it started in March 2010, overnight and I am so chuffed about this. Really made my day! :D)