Sunday, December 4, 2011

In My Mailbox (December 4th, 2011)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren (inspired by Alea of Pop Culture Junkie) and indulges bookish voyeurism by letting bloggers show off what books they've gotten in their mailbox.

I got one highly anticipated book from the Book Depository this week and the rest? Well, they were all surprise purchases from a surprise second-hand book sale that turned up outside my door! I do love second-hand books...

  • Isle Witch by Terry Brooks 
  • Rip Tide by Kat Falls - Rip Tide!!! I am so sad that this is the second-and-last book in the series, but I can't wait to read it!
  • The Loop by Nicholas Evans - This one has wolves in it! In case I haven't mentioned it, I am a die-hard wolf fan. I wrote my Masters dissertation on wolves. Wolves and I? We go way back.
  • Trading in Danger by Elizabeth Moon 
  • Startide Rising by David Brin - I know this cover seems rather ridiculous, but I had to buy it. You see, this lovely man pointed at the book while I was going through the SF box at the second hand book sale and said "it's brilliant". He was so genuine as he started talking about 1980s feminism in science fiction, I knew I had to give the book a shot. Ridiculous cover or not!

And then... there's my new KINDLE!

Isn't it just gorgeous?! I waited so long to get an e-book reader but now I am so glad that I have one (read my entire post about why I finally gave in). I think I will do a review of the product (it's a Kindle Keyboard, btw) once the novelty has worn off. Oh, and the lovely Kindle cover you see? That is the lovely New Yorker cover by M-Edge. I found mine new on Ebay (international shipping on the site was a bit complicated) and it is worth every cent. It's absolutely gorgeous and seems pretty sturdy!

And what is on my Kindle, you ask? Well, other than a bunch of Law textbooks, I have taken advantage of Netgalley's send-to-your-Kindle capability (which is brilliant, btw). I also bought the lovely collection of Darkest Powers Bonus Pack by Kelley Armstrong - a must for fans of the verse!

On the Kindle:



  1. Oooh ~ congrats on your kindle :D

    i got one in september and it has been so worth it already (i got the kindle keyboard as well :))

    your cover looks lovely too, very funky and bookish


    congrats on your other books as well :D

  2. Ooh, a lot of people getting Kindles recently :D I've had my Kindle (keyboard) since August and the novelty still hasn't worn off. I love it. Was showing it to my nanny earlier today in fact. The keyboard can be a little awkward to type on and 'charge your kindle' halfway through a reading session can suck but the battery life is actually pretty great and you get used to the keypad.

  3. I love your kindle cover. I may have to look for a simmilar one for mine. I hope you enjoy your kindle, I don't go anywhere anymore without mine.

    Check out my IMM here.

    Emma @ Lost in a YA Book

  4. I've had my kindle for a year now and am still totally in love with it! Netgalley is totally your friend and so many cheap books...hope you love it after a few weeks. And I adore your cover! Mine's just a plain purple cover...

  5. Congrats on the Kindle! I wish Amazon's Kindle store was more Canadian friendly... Enjoy your new toy!

    My IMM

  6. Congrats on your Kindle! I got mine in August and absolutely adore it!

    Cinder sounds really good! I hope you like it. :)

    Angie @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

  7. Ooh I can't wait to read Illuminate I just ADORE that cover!

    Xpresso Reads

  8. I got my Kindle this past Christmas, and it's been invaluable for helping me get through a lot of the NetGalley books. Prior to having it, was really only able to read books from that site on my laptop, which was a real pain if I wanted to sit anywhere other than my desk at the time. I've been able to get through a great many more review copies thanks to it.

    Glad you're enjoying your new Kindle!

  9. I am so behind in the Sabina Kane series! I really must fix that over Christmas. Bad, me.

  10. RIP TIDE is scary! But I still really enjoyed it ;-)



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