Sunday, 26 April 2009

In The Post

It's "In My Mailbox" with a twist. The twist is, I don't really have a mailbox. Yeah, I live in England.

In My Mailbox was started by Kristi at The Story Siren. Kristi was inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie.




Books I received for reiew this book:








"If I Stay" by Gayle Forman. I will probably finish this tonight and have it up for review either tonight or tomorrow.


Books I bought.

I had Waterstone's vouchers from my friend for my birthday, and I couldn't resist spending them all. It was just too addictive.

The Bought:



"Inkheart" by Cornelia Funke (Is the surname pronounced like Funk or Funky? I really want it to be Funky :))

"The Kiss of Death" by Marcus Sedgwick. I will have to re-read "My Swordhand is Singing"

"The Little White Horse" by Elizabeth Goudge

"If You're Reading This It's Too Late" by Pseudonymous Bosch. Just realised this is part of a series and I will have to read the first. I hate not reading a series in order. It just feels wrong and evil.

And that was this week. How was everyone's week?


A Few Questions
(for those of you with mailboxes)

I just want to ask you a few things I've always wondered. I have only seen mailboxes in The Simpsons so my knowledge is very sketchy. I didn't think to look when I was in America the year before last. Or last year? I'm awful with dates.

1) Do you really have a flap type bit that the mailman flicks upwards when he gives you mail?

2) Does this mean that anyone can steal your mail?

3) Are the mailboxes quite big? Can they fit big packages in?

4) Are your mailboxes numbered or do they have the family name on? Or are they just plain?

Thank you,

I've always wondered.

Happy Sunday :)

21 comments:

  1. If I Stay is brilliant and I had mixed feelings about Inkheart. Enjoy your reading!

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  2. yay if i stay!!! i cant wait to read this one myself. enjoy your stash and happy reading

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  4. I currently live in an apartment. In the lobby there is a long row of boxes. Each unit has a box with a lock.

    Growing up, yes, I had a mailbox with a flip up lid. Nothing was printed on our box, which was mounted outside near our front door. If someone wanted to steal our mail they could. Of course, you'd very well could be seen and you'd have to come up our front porch which would be pretty bold to do. Stealing mail is also a crime and who'd want to go to jail for more often than not only stealing bills? There are as many type of mailboxes as there are houses. Many are attached to the house and others are free standing in front of the property. In very rural communities there are no mailboxes. Residents pick up their mail from the post office.

    Always nice to receive a gift card for books!

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  5. Great week! I didn't really like Inkheart, but that's maybe cuz I bought the anthology version.

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  6. You really don't have a mailbox? Is your mail delivered at all? Ha! I never knew that!

    My mailbox looks like a box on a stick basically.... well it's sort of rounded. And yes I do get packages in there. If they are too big they sit them by the door.

    And like susan said it is a crime to steal or go through someone else's mail. Most mailboxes have your house number on them. Mine has my house number and my sir name...

    Very interesting.... and you had an excellent book week! Happy reading!

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  7. Ok, IF YOU'RE READING THIS, IT'S TOO LATE looks awesome and now I have to track down the series. Thank you for that!! :)

    (Where I am in Canada I have a mailbox on the wall next to the front door - nothing like the ones at the end of the road with the little flag. Just in case you were curious ;))

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  8. I'm fascinated by mailboxes too! Though when I lived in the US, it was occasionally a bit annoying that the post didn't arrive right inside my house like it (usually) does in the UK. ;)

    Oh, and it's pronounced Funk-eh, so you can say 'funky'!

    Great books - happy reading!

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  9. Cool. I always wondered. And I'm not endorsing stealing mail :D (looks shifty)

    I get small mail through the door. If there's a book or something that can't get through the postman knocks.

    And if it's by a company e.g. parcel force sometimes you have to sign after answering the door.

    But when the postman delivers mail on weekdays (at about 11:00 am) no one is usually in. Grrr. So you have to pick it up from the post office sorting office. They are open half seven to half two. Mon-Fri. Saturday is only open to 12. This is why I want a mailbox!

    Thank you for extending my knowledge :D

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  10. PS - Gah! The cover for the Canadian/US version is ugly - I much prefer what you have posted! I think another trip to Amazon UK might be in order. ;)

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  11. Thanks for answering/commenting everyone. Yay, I can say Funky! I have never really looked at Amazon. Yes, I'm ashamed. I'm personally in love with Waterstone's, the library and a nice shop called "Buy The Book", as if I needed any more encouragement.

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  12. I love your blog title!! It is the best. Also you had a great week in books and I hope you enjoy all your reads :)

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  13. You got IF I STAY?! LUCKY! I really want that one.

    1) Do you really have a flap type bit that the mailman flicks upwards when he gives you mail?

    Nope, I don't actually. It's sad. :(

    2) Does this mean that anyone can steal your mail?

    No. Some places have mailslots on the door where you shove the mail through, some have a mailbox on the side of the house where you put in the mail (usually people don't go snooping) and sometimes there's just a huge structure with a bunch of boxes and each person gets one. It's locked - you need a key.

    3) Are the mailboxes quite big? Can they fit big packages in?
    It depends, but usually decently large. Sometimes not the big-big packages, but again, it depends on what kind of mailbox you've got.

    4) Are your mailboxes numbered or do they have the family name on? Or are they just plain?
    Again, this varies across the country. Mine has a number.

    =)

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  14. Ooh, I think you need to make yourself a mailbox like the one prophecygirl was talking about on an earlier post!

    We have a porch and the postman leaves everything just inside, so I don't have a problem getting book parcels. (Phew!)

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  15. Nice week!

    And yes, make yourself a box like I have! I couldn't manage without it, lol.

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  16. Wow I hope you enjoy the books you got this week. I've heard great things about If I Stay.

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  17. I was wondeing the same thing about the prononciation.
    I hope you enjoy Inkheart and the other books you got!

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  18. 1) Do you really have a flap type bit that the mailman flicks upwards when he gives you mail?
    I live in NYC so our mailboxes are all small and on one big thing in the wall in the middle of the hallway. They each have separate doors though.
    2) Does this mean that anyone can steal your mail?
    In suburban areas, people could easily steal the mail since they do just have little doors but no one ever does that. At least I don't think they do.
    3) Are the mailboxes quite big? Can they fit big packages in?
    My mailbox is so small it is absurd and often my packages get sent to the post office and I have to wait on line for 2-3 hours to get them.
    4) Are your mailboxes numbered or do they have the family name on?
    Or are they just plain?
    My mailbox has my first and last name on it and my apartment number.

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  19. Thanks for answering the questions and commenting. Tis appreciated :D

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  20. I really enjoyed Inkheart it was the first book that got me interested into reading. I hope you write a review on it, cause I'd love to hear what you think about it.

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