Wow, what a week! I’ve been on holiday for the previous week – a trip to Melbourne (Australia) where I ate, shopped and shivered. It was freezing – not spring weather but still fun. I had some great food (Adriano Zumbo’s macarons are a must have) and bought a lot of clothes and of course, rather a lot of books. Those books will have to wait until next week because today I’m going to show you the mail I received last week, which was a lot. No hiding my book mail from the rest of the family!
The first parcel I received was a prize – all 12.5kg of it. I won a copy of all of Jackie Collins’ books (signed) from The Sweet Escape. This is the biggest parcel I think I’ve ever received! Thank you – I’m ready to start reading about Lucky and all the characters. Any ideas on which order to read them in?
I also received some wonderful new releases from Harlequin Australia. I’m looking forward to Tricia Stringer’s Right as Rain, about tough times on the family farm with some romance thrown in. T.M. Clark’s My Brother-But-One is set in Africa, and looks action packed. I decided to try something different in Megan Hart’s Stranger, as the blurb got me in – funeral directors and sleeping with strangers? Sounds rather quirky!
Finally, I won a copy of Lexicon by Max Barry from Get Reading! (national campaign to encourage reading). I enjoyed Jennifer Government, so this tale of secret organisations and cover ups will be very interesting, especially as it revolves around Broken Hill (mining town in New South Wales, Australia). Thank you!
Do visit Crystal at I totally paused! for the Mailbox Monday linky. Mailbox Monday was started by Marcia as a way of sharing your new books and having fun at the same time.