Sunday, 15 April 2012

In My Mailbox #4

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. Book bloggers show everyone the bookish bits they've received each week.  It's a great way to find out about new books and just see what people are up to.

This week's In My Mailbox is full of book surprises for Little M, boomarks, human rights and summertime fun! Wow.

Books - In My Mailbox

First, a copy of Hitler’s Angel by William Osborne (from Chicken House).  This was kindly gifted to us by the lovely Sophie Waters from So Many Books So Little Time.  It's about two boys who escape from the Nazi's but end up on a secret mission. War and adventure stories are a top favourite with Little M so this looks great. And look, Bear Grylls says it’s ‘An incredible adventure and great page turner!’ Well, if Bear Grylls says it….:)

Next, a surprise review copy of The Case of the Deadly Desperados by Caroline Lawrence (Orion). Little M's never read a wild western so this'll be a new one. To be perfectly honest, there's something about this book that is very intriguing.  I think I will take a look too....It’s also a beautiful hardback and Caroline has written a lovely inscription in it!

Thank you Caroline and Sophie!  These both look great. And by authors we’ve never read before.


We also got bookmarks – one of our indulgences!  Some author-signed bookmarks from So Many Books So Little Time as well as bookmarks picked up at a recent Amnesty International UK event.  Did you know that you can support human rights by purchasing books online from Amnesty?  They have a selection of good children’s books, fiction and non-fiction.  They also have secondhand bookstores in Newcastle, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Great Malvern and Hammersmith. Any dystopian fans should also take a look.

From human rights to summertime fun….

We received some booklets about The Flip-Flop Club adventure series by Ellen Richardson from Oxford University Press via The Reading Agency’s Chatterbooks programme aimed at young readers from about 8-14 years.

This also came with info about a competition to win signed copies of the Flip Flop Club Charmed Summer and £20 of Accessorize vouchers.  All you need to do is design your own flip-flops – either on paper or a real pair.  Send you photos in to by 1 June 2012.

A different IMM for us this week...what did you get?


  1. I'm glad Hitler's Angel arrived safely and what a lovely surprise a signed book is! :)

  2. Great set! The Flip Flop book sounds really good. Enjoy!
    My IMM

  3. flip flop club looks cute. I can't wait to read Hitlers Angel and I have heard amazing things about The Case of the Deadly Desperadoes. I hope you are little M enjoy these!


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