In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren. It's a great way for book bloggers to showcase books and other literary things they've received over the past week (or month, in my case).
Fairy Tales from the Brother Grimm: A New English Version by Philip Pullman
I love learning more about original fairy tales and their histories. And I love Philip Pullman's writings. When I saw the two of them combined, I was so excited. Even more so to learn that Pullman hand-picked the tales he used and wrote his own annotations for each.
Barefoot Contessa: How Easy is That? by Ina Garten
I cook! Sometimes. I like cooking (though not as much as baking) and do want to learn more. I have two of the Barefoot Contessa books already and can't wait to start cooking some of these new recipes!
A map of Middle-earth from The Hobbit
I fully embrace my LotR obsession. I already own my own copy of the One Ring, as well as a Leaf of Lorien elvish brooch. I told my parents I wanted The Hobbit-inspired map of Middle-earth for my eventual library and they were willing to help feed my obsession.
$25 Amazon gift card
Yay for more and more Kindle books!
Help me write more, journal. And not just reviews (though I do love writing those), but writing for me, my own stories and thoughts.
Howl's Moving Castle (Howl's Moving Castle, #1) by Diana Wynne Jones
I love the Miyazaki film based on this book (recently introduced my sister to this film and she loved it as well), so when I saw the ebook on sale, I knew that I had to give the book a try. Plus, I have yet to read anything by Diana Wynne Jones and am looking forward to rectifying that problem!
Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1) & Clockwork Prince (The Infernal Devices, #2) by Cassandra Clare
How can I consider myself a legitimate YA book blogger without reading some works of Cassandra Clare? Clockwork Princess is being released in March, so now I'm all prepared and anxiously awaiting its release!
If I Stay (If I Stay, #1) by Gayle Forman
All the hype for Forman's upcoming novel, Just One Day, has made me really want to read some of her works. Basically everyone seems to think highly of If I Stay, so I decided to try it out. It wasn't the story I was expecting at all, unfortunately, which made it a difficult read.
Sloppy Firsts (Jessica Darling, #1) by Megan McCafferty
Courtney and I are both relatively new to blogging and have heard great things about the Jessica Darling series, so we decided to do a readalong and experience this popular YA contemporary novel together. Here's my review and here's Courtney's review (Spoiler: We both loved it!).
I hope everyone had a happy holiday season! Please let me know what you've recently received in your mailboxes!