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My name is Joyce and this is my humble playground in cyberspace where my insanity runs amok. I created this book blog with the intention of using it for my thoughts,opinions, and reviews on the books I've read and the books I want to read. This is also where I'll keep a tab of all the reading challenges I decide to participate in, and interesting excerpts from the books I'm reading, as well as any odds and ends related to books and reading.

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I’m a voracious reader and I enjoy a variety of genres including young-adult, romance, classics, mystery, fantasy, and historical fiction.

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

In My Mailbox (1)

In My Mailbox
is a weekly book meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren . In My Mailbox explores the books that have been delivered to our mailbox on a weekly basis. Since I rarely receive books for review, unlike many other book bloggers, my In My Mailbox post will mostly contain books that I purchased, books I looted from the library and books I traded with friends.

This is my first time to join In My Mailbox so I'm very excited. This week had been wonderful week. I'm on vacation from work so that means no bonds, credit derivatives, interest rates and other financial products you can think of until 4th of November. Second, I have a lot of reading time on my hands, so yay! And finally, I had a bonus so the first thing I did after work was storm my favorite bookstore to scout some great books and I managed to buy a lot.

Bought From Bookstore

1) Jane Austen: Volume 1 (contains Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park and Persuasion)
2) Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
3) The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simmons
4) The Sugar Queen by Sara Addison Allen
5) Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris
6) Dark Lover by JR Ward
7) The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
8) Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
9) Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
10) Lady Be Good by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
11) Duchess in Love by Eloisa James

Most of the books I've bought this week are authors who I've never read before so this will be pretty exciting. I'm excited to read Persuasion and Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson.

So what books are in your mailbox for this week? Please leave a comment with either the link to your own In My Mailbox post, or share your In My Mailbox in a comment here if you don’t have a blog. Thank you.


  1. Hello Cindy,

    Thank you very much. Have a happy reading too.♥

  2. Wow...that is a lot of books. I LOVE your mailbox picture as well.

  3. Awesome books you got this week. I haven't read any of them. Hope you enjoy reading all your books.

  4. Hello Diane,

    Thank you. I had buy as many books as I can as I have a lot of reading time on my hands until 4th of November. ♥

  5. Hello Rebecca,

    Thanks for dropping by. You too, happy reading!

  6. Dead Until Dark and Dark Lover are the first books in two of my favorite series! I always like discovering a new series that has several books out already since it makes it easier to figure out what to read next. Enjoy!

    What Book is That?

  7. Hello Emily,

    I know what you mean. And it also saves you the trouble of waiting.♥ I'm eager to start Dead Until Dark and Dark Lover. I might read them next.♥

  8. That is a ton of books! A great haul. I definitely recommend the Sookie Stackhouse books. They are really good.

    Welcome to IMM! Happy reading!

  9. Thanks Katie! :) I'm very excited to read Dead Until Dark. I've read so many great reviews about this book.

  10. I loved The Gargoyle. Such an intriguing and unique read. Water for Elephants was surprisingly good too.

  11. @ PolishOutlander

    I'm so intrigued on how the story of this book will go. Can't wait to read it! :)

  12. Wow! You have really dived into book reading! Good for you. I think you'll like some of those classics, Austen and Bronte. The Gargoyle was also very good and thought provoking as well. enjoy :)

  13. Water for Elephants and The Gargoyle are 2 of my all time favorite books! I also really enjoyed Dead Until Dark! What an excellent variety of books! Happy reading! :)