Saturday, 21 April 2012

On My Bookshelf (21)

This meme is inspired by the similar meme, 'In My Mailbox' created by The Story Siren  (I don't have a Mailbox...)

It's been a while (3 weeks in fact) since I did one of these but I have been quite busy with revision and college and working - sounds like a tough life I know for some but it is quite stressful and nerve-racking at the moment so blogging hasn't been my main priority.

Here are some books I've acquired ALL from the library (I spend a lot of my time in there...) and some postcards I was sent by Caroline Lawrence!

Borrowed from the library:

- Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys - I'm quite interested in this because of all the reviews circlating about this book and the fact it's been short-listed for quite a few awards. Normally, I'm into anything set during WWII but I was a little hesitant when I first saw this a couple of weeks ago in the library. No idea why - perhaps because normally I'm reading books set in England or Germany - we'll see :) 

- The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler - I've seen a few reviews on the blogosphere and an order for some copies of this in the bookstore I work in but I didn't know much about it until I picked it up this week. I picked this up mostly because it sounds quite an interesting storyline. I didn't enjoy Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why as much as some other people but this looks like it will be good. Looking forward to reading this. 

- One Dog and his Boy by Eva Ibbotson - I have been looking at this book for months and months since it came out late last year but I never saw it in the library until now. Eva Ibbotson died in October 2010 and this was the last book she finished before she died. I'm more of a fan of her teenage fiction but I had to pick this up when I saw it.


So I was doing some Classics revision during half term last week. I happened to look on Twitter to see if a friend of mine had replied from a tweet I sent her and then I spot Caroline Lawrence's tweet saying that she was giving away some bookmarks for her new spin-off series from The Roman Mysteries aka, my childhood books. So I wrote her a tweet asking and a couple of hours later, I was being asked for my address.
When these came through the door, I was not expecting what I found in the envelope at all. If you can't read what is on the white piece of paper, it says 'Rebecca - Good Luck with your exams...I know you'll do brilliantly!' 
So this sort of well MADE MY MONTH. 
If you also have no idea who Caroline Lawrence, I will skip the horror of not knowing first and then direct you to her first book in the AMAZING Roman Mysteries series, The Thieves of Ostia (link to Goodreads). I would recommend these to anyone and there are events and facts in them that keep cropping up in my Classics course. They are well worth a read.

Have a good week and let me know your opinions of any of the books featured!

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