In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren.
The purpose of the meme is to highlight books that you have received in your mailbox over the past week. For the books that I received that have not been released yet, I will give you the synopsis of the books and not just the names.
Now that the postal strike is over, I have started getting books again! I think I may have done a happy dance around my office when I got the first package.
Anyway, on to what I received this week…
1. Philippa Gregory – The Red Queen
2. Maggie Stiefvater – Linger
3. Maggie Stiefvater – Shiver
4. Jay Asher – Thirteen Reasons Why
5. Laurie Halse Anderson – Speak
6. Lauren DeStefano – Wither
7. Tabitha Suzuma – Forbidden
8. Veronica Roth – Divergent
*Notes* So none of these books are new releases, but they have been on my wishlist for sometime and I figured I should make a dent in it. I am kind of bummed that I didn’t get Shiver and Linger in hardcover though. I am going to the release and signing here in Toronto later this month and the book is going to be in hardcover. I hate having a mis-matching series. Drives me nuts.
So that was all I got in terms of books, but I did get something else!
I got a new e-reader. I already had an Amazon Kindle and I picked up the Kobo touch e-reader this weekend. Not sure just yet if I am going to keep both or sell one and keep the other.
The kindle is good for PDF format that some of the galleys from NetGalley and the Simon and Schuester Galley Grab come in (provided they are formatted correctly). The Kobo touch is much better for ePub format than the kindle, but not so good for PDF’s. They don’t re-size so they pretty much force you to look at the text in the most minimal size and you think you are going to go blind doing it.
Since I am still figuring out all the ins and outs of the Kobo, I will do an in-depth comparison of the two in a couple of weeks. Knowing me, I am probably going to get a nook colour and an iPad next. All in favour of figuring out which one works better for what. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it!
So that is all I got in my mailbox this week. Hopefully next week brings more goodies! What did you get in your mailbox this week?