Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Books in the Mail: HarperCollins Stash for August-September

I've just about settled here in Manila, yet my address is giving me a headache. I've only been used to a residential address, not a condominium unit number so I'm always worried about lost mail. I didn't think that my Harper Collins books would find its way to me. Until one fine morning:

I was absolutely crazy happy. I have very little faith in Manila postal offices due to horrendous reports of misdirected mail, opening of packages, and even high taxation of mailed goods which is so ridiculous #thirdworldproblems and all that.

I received two packages from Harper Collins on the same week, so you can just imagine me jumping for joy. Here are the books I received from several months' worth:

I am an avid fan of Harper Collins, even before they noticed me and my blog. They are one of the publishing houses that I love because their editors and agents are AMAZING! They source out new authors and get them published, and those are testament to their great skill in sniffing out the best stories that a lot of people like me love.

It was just a lucky strike that they approached me to ask if I would be happy to receive books from them. I can't turn down offers of books, y'all. I would even forgive any mortal enemy (if I had one!) if they sent me a book as a peace offering. Seriously. You can see how easy it is to buy me gifts during the holidays!

I've decided on the first two books that I will read. Maybe a review if the story is worth it (I can't review a book I didn't enjoy at all. I'm just not cut out for that.)

I'm setting my sights on

1. All You Could Ask For by Mike Greenberg. Here's some first looks of the book:

Very pretty cover!

It seems its a very light read!

Book blurb:
"Brooke has been happily married to her college sweetheart for fifteen years. Samantha's newlywed bliss is steamrolled when she finds shocking evidence of infidelity on her husband's computer. Katherine works eighteen hours a day for the man who irreparably shattered her heart fifteen years ago. 

Brooke, Samantha, and Katherine don't know one another yet, but all three are about to discover the conquering power of friendship - and that they have all they could ask for, as long as they have each other."


2. The Widows of Brazton County by Jess McConkey. Here's some first looks of the book:

It's a thicker book but looks like a light read!

Book blurb:
"Kate is ready to put her nomadic, city-dwelling past behind her when she marries Joe Krause and moves with him to the Iowa farm that has been in his family for more than 140 years. But life on the farm isn't quite idyllic as she'd hoped. It's filled with chores, judgmental neighbors, and her mother-in-law, who - unbeknownst to Kate until after the wedding - will be living with them.

As Kate struggles to find her place in the small farming community, she begins to realize that her husband and his family are not who she thought they were. According to town gossip, the Krause family harbors a long-kept secret about a mysterious death that haunts Kate as a dangerous, unexplainable chain of events begin"

I've actually already started on Widows, and right now I can say it's a PAGE TURNER! I'm not one for mystery because I can't stand not finding out what's happening! This feels like a great read!

Thank you for reading!

Goodluck on your reads!~

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  1. Hi Aicha! :) do you still remember me? hahahah!

    i love your blog...i am also a book lover - in fact, i attempted a book review blog - but goodness, i cannot finish a book in a month, w/ all the mommy duties i have to do! hahaha :) i'll bookmark you :)

  2. Hi Ms. Devi!!! Of course I remember you :) Happy ko to know you have a baby!!
    How old na? Heheh! Maybe you can do a book review of children's book you buy.

    Thank you for following. Will follow you din

    1. She's 3.I tried for a while but suddenly, mas daghan pa siya ug books nako. I am more active in Goodreads now. Haha.

  3. I envy you. I miss reading and reading "real" books! My iBooks is filled with e-books but I just don't have the time to read these days...

  4. I just followed your blog. Wow, we have the same dream. I dream of opening a mini bookshop of my own too. :)

  5. Ugh, wait. omg. You're a Filipino!!! Hi there!! :D