Saturday, October 30, 2010

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.


  1. 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. I know some kids and adults who would kill for the Beyonders!

  3. 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!

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

  5. 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.

  6. Wow... Nookcolor looks amazing! i received the email alert for it and i was drooling!! Perhaps next year since I just bought a Kindle.

    As for your books... I;ve been seeing Anna and The french kiss around the blogs. It must be a great read!!

    Enjoy your books and happy Halloween!
    Here is my IMM:

  7. Great books - I like the look of Anna and the French Kiss. Enjoy!

  8. 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. :)

  9. Oh welcome to the wonderful world of eBooks! You are going to love it, your wallet not so much :)


    My IMM is here:

  10. Many great books,my favourite: Anna and the French Kiss. Sounds like a fun read:)
    If you like to check out my mailbox:

  11. Great books. I can't wait to read Anna and the French Kiss as well as Fall for Anything!

    Our Mailbox is at BookSake.

  12. I really want to read Fall for Anything, and I also want to read Tension of Opposites

  13. 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

  14. Too cool! Enjoy your nookcolor, I'll be getting one soon! I'm trying to wait for Christmas as it will be my only gift under the tree. Hope you enjoy your books!

  15. I thought Drinking at the Movies was amusing. Different than what I usually pick up.

  16. French Kiss and Fall, having a fab week!

    Happy reading!
    If you want to know what I got in my mailbox this week, check out my blog here-

  17. Oh awesome I'm thinking about getting either one of those or a kindle I'm not to sure. Lots of books have reading :)

  18. Congrats on the nook colour! I got a Kindle last week for my birthday and I'm almost regretting it because the nook looks so cool! But oh well - hope you enjoy it! And YAY I want to read Anna & the French Kiss so badly! Hope you enjoy them all :)

    Here's what I got in my mailbox this week :)

  19. Great books, and I hope you enjoy your Nook!

    Come see what's in my mailbox

  20. 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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