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After the last few weeks of having a mental amount of books I managed only toget a few books this week. This is probably a good thing because it was getting to the point where I though I may not be able to get into bed. I've now had the opportunity to sort out my TBR shelves a little (ready and waiting for half term when I imagine I will go book buying mad) and I have claimed two extra bookcases in the library so my gorgeous collection has space to breathe (mad I know!). I now have two YA bookcases (with a shelf of giant random books) and a bookcase of adult books (some of which are my husbands which I have graciously allowed onto my shelves as they are either books I have read or will read at some point). My OCD tendencies loved all the alphabeticalising.

Books I got

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Volume 2 - Various Authors
published by Simon Pulse

I won this in a competition back in August held at once upon a bookcase.  (Thanks Jo) I will be reading them and the first one pretty much back to back once half term hits (I don't think this one is out until November). Very excited about it as I loved Buffy.

The London Eye Mystery - Siobhan Dowd
published by David Flickling Books

I bought this as a signed first edition from  as I have loved all of the Siobhan Dowd I have read so far and I thought it was highly unlikely that I'll ever get another chance at a signed Siobhan Dowd. Possibly more middle grade than YA but looking forward to it all the same.

Plain Kate by Erin Bow
Published by Arthur Levine Books

I love a debut novel and had been thinking about getting this for a while. The thing that convinced me is the fact that they are changing the name for the UK release to something that doesn't look as good so I thought I'd get it before I was put off!

Looking forward to next week - should have some goodies to show you as I have some swaps agreed and a few books I have been waiting ages for have been dispatched by amazon!!


Quite a mix you have there this week. I love the diversity :D Happy reading
Misha said…
Plain Kate is on my wishlist. Happy Reading!
Here's what I have got In My Mailbox
I love Buffy. Hope its good :D
iffath said…
*Wants the Buffy Bind-up*
Happy reading! ;)
Leanna Elle said…
I haven't read any of these, but hope you enjoy! Happy reading! :)
Aisle B said…
Loved the Buffy Vampire series and Angel is the original vampire hottie from the paranormal world... Angel...

Love the cover for The London Eye Mystery, going to look that one up next.
Have a great reading week and here's your invite to Aisle B
I haven't read any of these, but I am sort of interesting in the London Eye Mystery. I haven't read anything by Siobhan Dowd before. Do you recommend her?
clover - yes definately would recommend her - both bog child and a pure swift cry were awesome - based in 1980s ireland
Anonymous said…
Great books - Plain Kate looks interesting. Happy reading!
prophecygirl said…
I can't see a Buffy book without wanting to jump up and down. Hope you love it!!
Swimmer said…
I've never read any of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer books! Are they good?
Tasha said…
Nice mailbox...I hope you enjoy your books this week. Here is a look at my mailbox this week. Happy reading!
vvb32 reads said…
i like the london eye cover. i'm curious to know how you like it.
Yayyy! Plain Kate is excellent. I can't believe they are changing the name though :-( That's so weird!
Kathy Martin said…
Great mailbox! I just finished Plain Kate and thought it might be the most amazing book I have read this year. Loved it! I also thought The London Eye Mystery was a good middle grade book. My YA mailbox is here. Happy reading!
Alison Can Read said…
Great reads. Plain Kate sounds especially interesting to me.
Tara said…
Great books this week! I have been contemplating buying Plain Kate for a while now so I look forward to reading your review.
Lori said…
Happy Reading. Check out what was In My Mailbox.