In My Mailbox #35

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

Here, i share the books i received in the mail for review, or books i bought or won

Just click on the covers to go to the Goodreads blurb about each title.

For review:

This book turned up unexpectedly and at first glance i didn’t think it would be something i am interested in. But then i had a flip through and it’s actually quite interesting- would be a great coffee table book to pick up and peruse at pleasure. I had a quick read about the section on Stepahnie Meyer (author of Twilight series) and was surprised to find out that she is a Mormon, born into a very religious family and had quite a conservative upbringing. So, there you go- learn something new everyday!

Blurb:The 30 bestselling authors whose stories are told in this book have sold, by any reasonable estimate, around five billion copies of their books. None has sold fewer than 50 million, and one has sold 40 times that number. Five billion… it is a phenomenal number.

Did you know…

  • The young Agatha Christie was a keen surfer, and she once almost drowned off the Hawaiian coast.
  • J.R.R Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings – more than 500,000 words! – in longhand; it took him 12 years.
  • Anne Rice was named Howard Allen O’Brien, after her father – but to her mother’s surprise, she changed it herself on her first day of school.

 

What books arrived in your mailbox this week?

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