I write to you this week, freezing with cold and seriously contemplating getting out the gloves and the ear muffs! It’s cold! Lucky that I’m on holidays so I can sleep in and read! Due to the new Kindle, I went a bit crazy on Net Galley. But first, what actually came via traditional parcel post (still the most exciting)!
I won a copy of Kiss Me First by Lottie Moggach (daughter of Deborah Moggach, who wrote the brilliantly funny book The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – review soon of that). This is a modern book about trading identities and things going wrong. Looks awesome! Thanks Pan Macmillan.
I also received a copy of Sketcher by Roland Watson-Grant from Bloomsbury Sydney. Set on the swampy edges of New Orleans, the book follows Skid and his brother Frico as they try to fix things for the better. Thank you!
I also made a Bookworld order after receiving a 40% discount coupon in their end of financial year sale. Pretty much a licence to go crazy, this is what I have received so far (other books are coming in from overseas). Peter Ackroyd’s London Under is looking at what’s under London streets, while Amity & Sorrow by Peggy Riley found its way to my wishlist after reading several blogger reviews. My interest in Lezanne Clannachan’s Jellybirdwas the result of Reading Matters’ review.
Finally, the egalleys. I went rather mad because a) I could; b) so much good stuff available and c) working on a project for August (again, more later). One thing I did learn was not to request galleys that expire at the end of the month because by the time you’re approved, the galley has been archived! Click on any of the images below and you’ll be taken to the webpage for that book.
From Random House Australia, I received:
From Penguin Australia, I received:
From Destiny Romance (part of Penguin Australia), I received:
From Random House UK, I received:
Finally, I received from Faber and Faber:
Phew! It’s probably a good time to mention that I read four books last week! Please do visit Tasha at Book Obsessed, our host for July. Mailbox Monday, started by Marcia, is the place to come and share your recent book acquisitions and walk away with a huge wish list!