Saturday, 16 April 2011

In My Mailbox #24

In My Mailbox is a great meme from The Story Siren.  If you'd like to take part, visit The Story Siren's IMM page for further details.

I'm not doing a vlog this week as I only have two physical books to show you and also with it being Easter holiday time, I haven't had any quiet time to be able to record it.  Next week I'm expecting a couple of bindups to arrive so I'll do one then.

You might notice that I've got some audiobooks in this weeks haul.  I've not listened to an audiobook for a couple of years and I realised recently after seeing the Audiobook Impressions feature on Bewitched Bookworms that I really missed them.  I mainly stopped listening when my son took over my ipod, but I recently got myself another MP3 player so I can start listening again.




THE BOOK OF TOMORROW by Cecelia Ahern

Audiobook









NEED by Carrie Jones

Audiobook








MEMENTO NORA by Angie Smibert

ARC Paperback Edition (with thanks to Jodie from Books for Company!)








CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS by Cassandra Clare

Paperback Edition




I was really excited to receive Memento Nora from Jodie.  I've had it on my wish-list since I first heard about it earlier this year. Thank you so much Jodie!

 I was also super excited to receive City of Fallen Angels too, until I realised something ...


It's a lot TALLER than the rest of the series on my shelf.


It's a lot WIDER too (City of Ashes is lined up exactly on top of City of Fallen Angels.  I know it looks askew, but it's just the way I took the photo).

I'm pretty pee'd at that.  My series no longer matches. :-(  Would that annoy you too?

31 comments:

slayra said...

It would annoy me a little, but I'm getting used to it... The Iron Fey books, for example, are all different sizes. O__O

Birgit said...

Ack ... it would definitely annoy me!! Even though in the end it's the content that counts!

Cliona said...

Yes, the sizes ALWAYS annoys me! I HATE it when my series don't match and they look all funny together : /

ComaCalm said...

I have The Luxe by Anna Godberson (UK Edition) then picked up the sequel from a store. I realised later that the sequel is a US version, which is fine, I love US copies but it's also bigger... so now my books don't match. I think I may have to get all US editions or something.

SJH (A Dream of Books) said...

Carrie Jones is one of my favourite authors. I love the Need series! I hope you enjoy it too :)

DJL said...

I don't understand why publishing companies do that. :/ If you start a series in one size, please please PLEASE finish it in that size. But moving on, it looks like you've got a lot of great books to read and listen to. :) Happy reading!

Mel said...

That actually one of my pet peeves - when a series I'm enjoying changes book sizes half way through! It's happened with The Otherworld series by Kelley Armstromg, Dresden Files, Mercy Thompson, Sookie Stackhouse and others in the UK...grrr...

I enjoyed The Book of tomorrow when I read it so I hope the audio is good too! :)

~Sara said...

The Book of Tomorrow is good. I hope you enjoy!

If yout think of the CoFA as being part of a different series then it's ok if it doesn't match the others ;) just as long as the other two match.

Liz. R said...

Oh no, I hate when they don't match as well! My copy of Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow is a lot smaller than the rest of the series because it was a free edition in a magazine. I am so tempted just to get the regular sized version... Anyway, I hope you enjoy your books! I can't wait to start CoFA.

Small Review said...

I would be so annoyed at the size difference. I'm insane about my books all matching.

I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Memento Nora and Need. I really want to read Memento Nora and I didn't like Need much, so I'm curious to read your take on them. I hope you enjoy all your books this week!

Christy @TheReaderBee said...

Lots of great books! Sorry the size is too big on the CoFA book. I hope you enjoy reading it though!

Vy (Vy's Blog) said...

I've noticed that my series collections are all different sizes so I guess I've grown not to be annoyed but it does look weird on my shelf though. Memento Nora looks like a really neat book and it's something I'm going to look into :)

Angela said...

That is really odd about CoFA. It's not even subtle. What editions do you have, by the way? The covers look slightly different than the ones I've seen.

Gina @ My Precious said...

Totally would be peeved at the book being sized differently I have bad OCD. Need is a book I'm very curious about. I can get the series at the e library. Will look forward to hearing about it.

TheBookMogul said...

That would annoy me as well. I love Need, I hope you enjoy it too.

Helena said...

That totally annoys me too! What are they thinking making one book larger than the others? It totally messes up my bookshelf.

Sally said...

Great books this week- Hope you get a chance to enjoy getting back into audiobooks again. x

Kate said...

I really want to read Memento Nora, it just looks so good :)

I just got City of Bones this week and keep seeing City of Fallen Angels in people's IMMs. It's making me want to hurry up and read the series, thats for sure :)

Nikki-ann said...

That doesn't annoy me as much as covers changing theme half way through a season.

I've only read Clockwork Angel, so I really should get & read Cassandra Clare's other books.

thebookfairyhaven said...

Great books you have there. I loved Need and am so looking forward to City of Fallen Angels - will be looking out for your review, that's for sure!

Debra's Book Cafe said...

Great haul! Yey you got Book of Tomorrow... I loved that book.. If you haven't read it already her book If I Could See You Now is brilliant... :-)

The Norwegian BookGirl said...

I know what you mean about books not matching. I recently ordered the paperbacks I didn't have of Vampire Academy, and they have changes the covers so now I must probably buy new ones of the ones I have too since I like the series to look the same in the shelf.

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Raimy-rawr said...

I have the book of tomorrow on my shefl and I just keep forgetting to read it! I bought it as soon as it came out too! I hope you enjoy it!

It would really annoy me that the City of fallen Angels book is taller and wider than the others. especially if they are all paperbacks, it seems a bit silly. It bugs me when I have some on one series in paperback and the others in hardbacks and the hardbacks are taller! Lol x

Sally said...

Great books this week. I got The Book of Tomorrow a few weeks ago but my sister took it so I haven't had a chance to read it yet.
Sally.
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Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

Great books this week! I've never really been a big fan of audiobooks, as I can never seem to get through them, but I have been listening to The Mortal Instruments series (I read them, but didn't have time to re-read) to jog my memory before I read CoFA. If I were you, I'd be pretty upset too about my books not matching. I'm completely anal when it comes to matching covers, matching sizes, etc. If I have some of the series in hardcover, then I need to have the rest in hardcover. That's why cover changes, mid-series, drive me crazy.

Evie said...

Ah, man, that would totally annoy me, too! So sorry to hear about that!
But you got some amazing books this week, so hopefully you won't be pee'd for long! Enjoy your reads :D

BooksforCompany said...

Enjoy Memento Nora!
I have never listened to an audiobook, does an ipod save the place of the book?
I might start listening to them!

It would really annoy me too that it's so much bigger!
It's like my copy of If I Stay is so much smaller than Where She Went

Jules (The Great, The Good and The Bad) said...

A great selection of books here!

It never bothers me if a series doesn't match but it drives my best friend MAD! :)

Jules x

Jessheartsbooks said...

Lots of good books this week! hope you enjoy TMI the size bothers me too Clockwork Angel is the same :(

Amber Griffiths said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who is annoyed about the size of CoFA! It's so pointless - why must they do it?! Grr. Have you read it yet?

I can't wait to see what you think of Need, as I've been dying to read that one but something else always finds its way to my Amazon basket instead. Perhaps when my book ban is over :D

Here is my review of City of Fallen Angels, as you said you were interested :) There are spoilers in there, but they're crossed out so don't worry!