Weekly memes are a great way to share the books you're reading and to find out what books other people are reading too. We love taking part in them. In My Mailbox (IMM) is hosted over at The Story Siren every Sunday and a new Letterbox Love has started up in the UK too.
We have a real mix of books this week - and as you can see, we've already got stuck in!
Wonder by RJ Palacio. The reviews on this have been so compelling, we were just waiting for the paperback to come out (hardbacks are usually so much more expensive) but The Book People were doing a good deal on it - so I bought it as a treat for Little M. As you can see, I only have the cover here. Little M's already so absorbed in it that she's taken Wonder off with her! She's pegging it for awards.
Then we won a competition and received three picture books from Piccadilly Press - Fergus Goes Crackers and Fergus's Scary Night ( both by Tony Maddox) and Dog Did It (by Lynne Garner & Mike Brownlow). We have some plans for sharing these with some much younger readers than ourselves, probably as part of our Bookstart 20 pledge. These books came with a slab of Green & Black's Organic Dark Chocolate with orange and spice. You can see that some of that is missing (heehee). Thanks Picadilly!
We also won a copy of Phil Earle's Saving Daisy from Tesco. This books tackles the issue of self harming in young teenagers and has received very complimentary reviews. So I'm delighted to have a copy of this one.
And then for review, The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross from Mira Ink. I'm very intrigued by this one. As the cover for Wonder says, "Don't judge a book by it's cover," I'm hoping this will be the case here. It is the first book in Kady Cross' The Steampunk Chronicles. What caught my eye on this one was that we'd been discussing steampunk as a genre on Twitter (and none of us really knew what it was). So I am very curious about exploring a new genre.