In My Mailbox (12)

Welcome to In My Mailbox, hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren. It’s a weekly showcase of what I received for review, from the library, or bought.

Let me start with the fact this was an awesome week book wise. Also, it was really expensive. You’ll see why in a second.

For Review:

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: A sweet romance set abroad? Count me in.

The Hole in the Wall by Lisa Rowe Fraustino: Picked this one up off a table at KidLitCon. It looks dystopian or at least like it has some nice pits of desperation in it.

Fall for Anything by Courtney Summers: Do I need to explain my love for Courtney?

The Tension of Opposites by Kristina McBride: I got this one for my Cybils reading. A finished copy even!

The Beyonders: A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull: This is a new series by the author of the Fablehaven series the kids at my work are CRAZY about. I also got a sweet tote bag along with this one!

From the Library:

Scrawl by Mark Shulman: Jackie said this was one I *needed* to read as part of the Cybils reading since it has a good male voice in it. I’m excited!


Drinking at the Movies and The Fart Party by Julia Wertz: After reading reviews of these two, I couldn’t resist. Alea and I stopped at the comic book store next to the Open Book and these were my purchases.

And my biggest, most exciting purchase this week:

I preordered the nookcolor and will be joining the world of ereadership! For those of you who are appalled by the idea of ereaders or ebooks, please take a minute to read this fantastic post by Maggie Steifvater. The ereader is another reading option and is not a replacement. I was so excited I waited to buy one for this particular device: it’s run on android and with its format, it has the potential to be a mini tablet. Sweet! It’ll arrive in a few weeks.

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  1. says

    Welcome to the world of ereaders! I prefer my Kindle to the Nook but it's a fun thing to have, no matter what kind.

    And yes, you already know of my envy so I won't repeat it but enjoy Fall For Anything!

  2. says

    Oooo, I'm really interested in seeing how the color nook works with picturebooks – keep us posted! The kindle we got for our library still (several months later) has glitches that aren't allowing us to circulate it or allow patrons to use it. Argh!

  3. says

    @Jennifer: Ours, too. We were going to use it for newspaper subscriptions but that didn't work….so it hasn't gotten to circ yet, either!

  4. says

    Oh, looks like you had a great week. I love my Sony Reader but I prefer reading books. I agree, it's another option not a replacement. Fall for Anything and The Tension of Opposites looks interesting.

  5. says

    I liked your "nice pits of desperation" comment, very funny.

    You're going to love your Nook! I have a Kindle and along with instant access/satisfaction it's great for traveling or just reading when waiting around. I've had mine going on 3 years now and I still have loads of physical books, my husband just can't see how many ebooks I have now. :)

  6. says

    Enjoy your ereader…I have a Kindle and I love it. The new Nook looks fantastic, perhaps I should upgrade and donate my Kindle to my

  7. says

    A lovely friend sent me her copy of Anna and the French Kiss to borrow! I hope to enjoy it after my current read so I can get it back to her quickly. I have a Nook as well and really like it. I like the feature that allows you to lend the books to others!

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