Sunday, 27 November 2011

My Book Haul/ In My Mailbox

The Story Siren hosts a weekly meme where bloggers can share what goodies they've purchased/received this week. If you get a chance head over to The Story Siren and check out what everyone is up to!
My book buying ban is going well - I'm very proud that I've gone three weeks without purchasing any books. Yay me! My bank manager is very happy - although I suspect that Amazon is wondering about the reduction in their orders!

However, I have still been getting books in the mail - just the one this week, but a book I've been after for so long - I actually mentioned it on Thursday Throwback - guess lady fate was smiling down on me! I was so surprised to find it on ReaditSwapit - and excited when my request for a swap was accepted!

The Dragon Queens - Traci Harding
Publisher: Voyager
Ashlee Devere, 19th century clairvoyant, adventurer and historian, is called upon to authenticate a Sumerian text that predates the Old Testament. Tamar, daughter of the renowned 21st century linguist Mia Montrose, reading Ashlee-s diaries for the first time, undergoes an astounding transformation - psychically and physically. Kali, a powerful goddess, and one of the keepers of the lost key to the gateway between our world and the next, is coming ... From the pyramids of Egypt to the legendary Halls of Amenti, from future myth to ancient science, from the sacred to the profane - the race to unlock the secrets of the Grail bloodline challenges the very nature of the gods...

I've been after this book for so long...and now I have it, I can finally read the whole trilogy! Expect a Traci Harding week sometime soon! :-)

A few weeks I entered the Harder, Faster, Stronger, Better Blog competition held by the awesome Gini Koch and I won! It arrived this week - a selection of yummy swag including the most awesome tote bag and pen. My fridge is now decorated with mini book covers magnets! I love it all. :-)
What have you picked up this week?


  1. WOw, Mel! The Dragon Queens sounds really interesting! I'll be waiting for your review and hope you have a fabulous week! ;)

  2. That is a totally cool swag pack. Congratulations!

    My IMM :)

  3. I love when you get a much coveted book from RISI for the price of postage. (I am soooo cheap!)

  4. I love the swag pack! Congrats on winning :)

    My IMM post

    Have a great weekend,
    Vicky @ Books, Biscuits & Tea

  5. Ohhhh a tote bag!!! I'm completely obsessed with totes, you can never really have too many:) I haven't heard much about The Dragon Queens trilogy, I'll have to look those up:)

  6. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week! Come check out my IMM!

  7. Great Mailbox this week!
    Enjoy :)

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  8. Love that swag pack!! mini Magnets covers is such a cool idea!!

    My IMM!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  9. Awesome swag :D
    Yay for magnets, that fridge must look great

  10. You won? SWEET!!!!

    I love it when it is someone I know that wins!!! YaY Mel!!

  11. The Swag Pack is cool. I noticed your reading Touch of Power and I plan to read that too!

    Check out my IMM! I just started my blog so it is my very first one!

  12. Well done on the continuing book buying ban, I never thought you had it in you :-) Congrats on the win too!