Sunday, October 31, 2010

In My Mailbox #5



The idea of In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren and is to bring books to the attention of our blog readers and to encourage interaction with other blogs.


 ~ In MY Mailbox ~ 

King Richard III by WIlliam Shakespeare

I actually enjoy reading Shakespeare, but I had to buy the German edition so that I've at least got the chance to follow the plot. 

"Now is the winter of our discontent," intones Richard, Duke of Gloucester at the beginning of Shakespeare's Richard III, one of his most abidingly popular plays, and one of the most chilling portrayals of political tyranny ever seen on stage. Richard emerges from the chaos which surrounds the reign of Henry VI, already dramatised by Shakespeare earlier in his career, determined to become king by removing his elder brother Edward IV by convincing him that their brother Clarence is plotting against the crown. The deaths of both Clarence and Edward take Richard inexorably towards the crown, and the series of murders and conspiracies that Richard masterminds confirms his claim that "I am determined to prove a villain". 
  
Summary by Goodreads


Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Was reading Beautiful Creatures and enjoying it so much that I had to get up at night and turn the computer on again to order its sequel...

Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen. 

Summary by Goodreads


What is in YOUR Mailbox this week?

52 comments:

  1. I still have both Beautiful Creatures AND Beautiful Darkness sitting on my bookshelf staring at me. I HAVE to get to them soon! Happy reading!

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  2. That's pure love of reading to get up in the dead of night to order a book. Love it!!=D

    I read BD and enjoyed it but seems like it could be condensed and still have the same great effect if not more so.

    Enjoy your books and happy Halloween!

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  3. I really want Beautiful Darkness! Hope you enjoy it! :D

    ~Briana

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  4. Enjoy Beautiful Darkness...I haven't read the first one yet but really want too:-)

    My IMM

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  5. Beautiful Darkness sounds really good!

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  6. OOh You got Beautiful Darkness!Happy Reading!
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

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  7. Girl we have the same taste for BD :)

    Have yet to read BC... will get cracking though :)

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  8. Happy Halloween and hope that you enjoy your books! I am reading BD right now! Here is my IMMB

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  9. Hi there and thanks for visiting my blog. No wonder you liked my mailbox when you got the same book! I am so looking forward to reading this ...

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  10. Wow Beautiful Creatures must have been good if it made you get up in the night to order the next book!
    Enjoy your books :)

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  11. Great mailbox! Happy Reading!!

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  12. Nice books, still have Beautiful Creatures on my TBR and will wait a while longer to buy the second one until read it, enjoy your books!


    My Mailbox this week is full of my YA finds and a couple of winnings from blog contests if you want to come check it out!

    jackie >_<

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  13. I like Shakespeare, too. Great stuff!! :)

    I've got Beautiful Darkness reserved at the library. They tell me it's in transit from inter-library loan, but it's taking SO LONG it'll be Christmas before it arrives. :)

    Happy reading!!!

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  14. Shakespeare, I am impressed. Apart from a few quotes I don't care too much for him, even in German. Still, Happy Reading!

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  15. I LOVED Beautiful Darkness! Hope you enjoy it!

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  16. I'm a huge Shakespeare fan too! I haven't read Richard III yet but I've seen it performed.

    Enjoy your new books :)

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  17. I'm really looking forward to reading Beautiful Darkness. I was so swept away with the first story...and how seamless the storytelling was, considering it was co-authored. Enjoy your books :)

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  18. Beautiful Darkness is on my stack. It is a chunkster. I should choose it soon as it would reduce the height of the pile quite a bit. (The Lost Hero is there too and is another chunkster.) I think I need a chunkster challenger to encourage me to read both books. Happy reading!

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  19. I loved Beautiful Creatures as well, can't wait to read Beautiful Darkness. And Shakespeare is always great!!!

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  20. "Beautiful Darkness" hab ich auch hierstehn, muss ich unbedingt demnächst lesen bevor die große Prüfungs-Welle kommt :D

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  21. Great In my mailbox!! I loved the cover of Beautiful Darkness! :D
    Thank's for visiting my blog :)

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  22. Beautiful Darkness is good! Your lucky you didn't have the wait like most of us did...

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  23. Ooh you're so lucky to have Beautiful Darkness. I really want to read that :) Thanks for stopping on by - I'm now following your blog :)

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  24. I really want to read Beautiful Darkness!! Enjoy your books

    Here's What's In My Mailbox

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  25. I think that series is gonna be great! I'm your follower now! Love your page. The Stoker Sisters(Daughters of Drakula) and Lifes Blood (Pulse Book #2) are both YA books.

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  26. I love Shakespeare too, even though I haven't read King Richard III yet. Or Beautiful Creatures or Beautiful Darkness either.

    But both look good!

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  27. A great selection of books. I really want to read Beautiful Darkness. Happy reading :)
    Check out my In My Mailbox

    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

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  28. I really want to read Beautiful Darkness! It is at the top of my TBR pile :)

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  29. Yeah I can't wait to read Crescendo and Nevermore :).

    Oh you've got Beautiful Darkness this week ! I've received it a week ago I'm currently reading and loving it so far ! It's even better than the first one :p I hope you'll like it !

    I'm your new follower !
    Happy reading and Happy halloween :)

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  30. Beautiful Darkness. Soooo good.

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  31. i quite enjoyed reading beautiful darkness! fab books this week

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  32. Great books! I have Beautiful Darkness but haven't started it yet. Enjoy & Happy Halloween!

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  33. I am going to start reading Beautiful Darkness today as I just finished with Beautiful Creatures - what an amazing book!! Hope you enjoy as well :)

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  34. I really have to get to reading Beautiful Darkness. Happy Reading!

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  35. I hope you like Beautiful Darkness. I loved it!

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  36. Beautiful Darkness--awesomeness! Enjoy!

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  37. Great books! Hope you love them all! :)
    I'm a new follower by the way. I've enjoyed your blog! ;)

    You can check out our IMM at:

    http://attackofthebook.com/2010/10/31/imm-dos/

    Happy Halloween and as always, Happy Reading! :)

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  38. Ohhhhh, Beautiful Darkness sounds so good! Thanks for stopping by my mailbox - new follower!

    Linds, bibliophile brouhaha

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  39. Your blog is adorable! I haven't read Beautiful Creatures (it's in my TBR pile) but I hope you enjoy Beautiful Darkness!

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  40. Oh I really enjoyed Beautiful Darkness - I hope you do as well. Happy reading!

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  41. I really, really want Beautiful Darkness! Can't wait to get my hands on it!

    Hope you enjoy!

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  42. Enjoy your reads! I love Shakespeare, but I'm more of a fan of the comedies.

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  43. I have BD, but haven't read it yet I was actually trying to get some of my smaller books read first then move on to the thicker books. Happy reading :)

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  44. Great books! I haven't read Richard III, but I enjoyed the perspective written by Philippa Gregory's The White Queen, and The Red Queen. I picked up BD last week but haven't read it yet either. I hope you enjoy both the books you received this week. Happy reading! :D

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  45. Ah! Beautiful Darkness! I still need to read Beautiful Creatures but I do admit that I really love the font that they use for both of the covers.

    Happy reading! <3

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  46. Oh, Beautiful Darkness steht auch noch auf der Liste von Büchern die wir haben müssen ^_^
    Ganz Liebe Grüße!

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  47. Great mailbox! Beautiful Darkness is such a good book!

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  48. Hope you're liking Beautiful Darkness. :D

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  49. I've heard a lot of good things about Beautiful Darkness - I think I'll have to add it to my list. I love your blog design by the way :)

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