In My Mailbox: Oh Little Pretties and Here’s A Tip

I finally got Lies by Michael Grant in the mail during the week (and it has blue pages! So awesome). This is one of the books I have been patiently waiting for and have finally received more then a week after it became available.

This is the tip part.

When there’s books you really want to read and which you decide to pre-order, pre-order them locally, don’t pre-order them online from another country just because it saves on postage. The reason I recommend that is because if you’re really hanging for a book, you know it’s available, and you have spent money on it already, you get a little tormented when you see it around in stores… Yes, I’m not doing that again. And yet if I hadn’t of done that I would not have gotten the great hard cover I got of Lies… hmm…

I received the other books in the mail before Lies, but decided to post them all together as three of them were in the same order. Plus I got another groovy bookmark. Mockingjay I have already read (and I read before I got my own copy by borrowing my mum’s) so there’s no forthcoming review for that one, but the others I will be posting reviews for. The Gone series by Michael Grant I’m currently reading, The Little Stranger is a book club read, and Clockwork Angel is one I’ve been hanging for since the author announced she was writing it. So yes, reviews will be posted at some point.

What have you gotten in the mail lately?

In My Mailbox and Peter V. Brett Signing

Peter V. Brett is one of my favourite authors and he is coming to Australia. During his visit in Oz he’ll be signing books so I decided to buy a book just for him to sign.

I was hoping against hope that I’d be able to get a copy of The Great Bazaar and Other Stories because like an idiot I didn’t pre-order it before it was available (I also would just love that cover as a poster). It’s still possible to get copies, but there’s no way I’m getting it at the price I’ve found it. I was very tempted though, but it’s just too much.

I have an ARC of The Painted Man and a trade paperback of The Desert Spear. I was unsure if I wanted him to sign my Painted Man copy or should I get a new one. I have a few signed books and they’re all in mint condition so I thought I should keep that trend up. I went to go find a hardback of The Painted Man – not happening – then I thought why not get a copy of the U.S. one (The Warded Man)? I’m starting to think maybe I should have done that now because I ended up getting a small paperback of The Painted Man and I don’t really like it. I could get a hard back of The Desert Spear, but I don’t really see the point of that when I already have The Desert Spear (it’s different with The Painted Man because one is an ARC and one isn’t). I also can only get a Hardback, with enough time to spare to post it to my friend (because unfortunately I can’t get there, oh the glories of being housebound and yay for having a friend who is a Galaxy addict!), for $45. Do I want to spend $45? I think I might…

I got my copy from The Book Depository and they sent me a cute little book mark with it. Thanks BD!

Don’t get me wrong, I still love the art work, but I really don’t like that colour. It doesn’t look that bad in a photograph, but it’s more on the orange side. Kind of an orange that makes me feel a little ill… Here’s my other copy with it.

And here’s a close view of the bookmark if you want to check that one out. I think it may be my very new favourite.

Now if you’ve made it to the bottom here and are waiting patiently for the details on the Peter V. Brett signing then thanks for being so patient and here they are.

Where: Galaxy Bookstore
143 York Street, Sydney
When: Wednesday, September 8 at 5:30pm

And if you’d like to see what else he has planned via his travels check out his post on Peephole In My Skull.