In My Mailbox (2): May 27

My loot!

In My Mailbox is a feature hosted by Kristi of The Story Siren, inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie. In line with my recently-ended three-week hiatus, I haven’t updated this feature for almost two months! I have this nasty habit of letting my recently acquired books go unnoticed until they literally make a pile. Tsk. Oh well. I got a lot of interesting mail these past few weeks too, including two postcards and a parcel from Aussie author Shirley Marr! But more on the latter later 😉

(clockwise from top, leftmost)

A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta (I already published a review here)

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë

Freaks and Revelations by Davida Wills Hurwin

The Art of War by Sun Tzu

Me and Mr. Darcy by Alexandra Potter (review here)

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

My Imaginary Ex by Mina V. Esguerra

That Kind of Guy by Mina V. Esguerra

All of them were bought except for The Art of War, which my father gave to me (after he unearthed it from his own pile of books) so, THANK YOU DAD!

I also received my first two postcards through Postcrossing! Yay!

And finally, I present the package I got from Shirley Marr! Yay! I got it after joining her birthday giveaway over at The Midnight Garden, but I never expected to win since I have the worst luck at raffles. Not this time though!

See that tiny signature at the bottom left? 😀

Dear Alexa,
Love Shirley Marr

I also got a locket with a secret message inside! 😀

Thank you, Ms. Shirley Marr! And to Wendy Darling for hosting the giveaway at The Midnight Garden as well! Thank you so so much! ❤

Aaaaand that’s it. That’s all for this week’s In My Mailbox feature! Sharing the books I want to read to you all has been fun! I now wish I have a bona fide mailbox here (mailboxes aren’t used quite often in the Philippines) but it’s been really awesome receiving all kinds of mail while shopping for books as well!

How about you? Do you have any books you’ve acquired recently that you want to talk about? Feel free to share anything you’ve bought or gotten as well! 🙂


About thecodenameblue
Alexa is a perpetually hungry person who loves a lot of things: books, music, food, movies, and a lot of other things she's not very good at, like drawing and sports. Hoper of far-flung hopes and dreamer of improbable dreams. Apparently too lazy to write 'About Me' descriptions.

4 Responses to In My Mailbox (2): May 27

  1. SweetReads says:

    Aw. I like the pendant and who you’ll like those Mina Esguerra’s Summit books.

    • I finished reading them both while waiting for my plane! I like her stories, kind of unique for chick lit.

      • SweetReads says:

        Sorry, got myself confused. The word “who” above should be hope. I’m hoping for you to like Mina’s books. I’m not really a fan of her or a crazy hater online but sometimes her stories are very ordinary for my taste but that’s how love story should work, right? It should be written for everyone to agree with.

      • I kind of like how the plot isn’t too far-fetched and how it doesn’t rely on coincidences too much for the story to work! And the setting is familiar so it’s easier to imagine! 😀

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