Monday, April 25, 2011

Mailbox Monday

Hosted by Passages to the Past this month.

Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood

For Review:
A Kingdom's Cost by J.R. Tomlin
Freedom's Sword by J.R. Tomlin
The Blighted Troth by Mirella Sichirollo Patzer

Purchased/Freebies (aka Sarah spends too much time looking up the free books on BN)
Lost Tales of Mercia by Jayden Woods
The Demon Girl by Penelope Fletcher
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
I Serve by Rosanne Lortz


Nook Color owners- Check your email associated with your nook, because the new firmware update that ads in the apps and other things is live. The email has a direct link if you are impatient and want to manually install it

Friday, April 22, 2011

Travel Reads

Traveling- a great time to get some reading done. But how do you pick what book(s) to take with you?

My last trip, I took The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon with me, since I was going to be gone 2 weeks, and a 1400-ish page book would work well for it. I actually think I started the Outlander series the trip before that.

But this time I have my Nook for those times that its allowed on the plane, and in the airport. But I need to pick out something for the other times when electronic devices are not allowed. Despite the copious amounts of books I have, I've not a clue which to take. Though I think I might pack one of my tiny Shakespeare volumes as a backup, since that set is tiny (each volume is a little larger than deck of cards and has 4-5 plays in it).

I'm leaning towards not a chunkster, since I pack light (ie carry on or bust), but will have to make a short stack and see.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Mailbox Monday

Had a couple more library holds come in this week:

The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Also got for the Nook
The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
Soul Identity by Dennis Batchelder (freebie)

Been reading The Help since Thursday and am only about 160 pages in. I know alot of people just love this book but I'm just not getting that love. Story is alright, but doesn't have that thing that makes me want to read it for long stretches.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Mailbox Monday

Ok, these are the books that have made it to my greedy little hands in the last week. None in the actual mailbox, however (my form of restraint).

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
(or I just found my county library has started using Overdrive and can get my hold now)

A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
The Kingmaker by Hellen Hollick (e-book)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

E-Reader Meme

Stolen from Wendy @ Wall-to-Wall Books, but I forgot to do it earlier closer to when she posted it.
1. What kind of eReader do you own?
Nook Color

2. How long have you had it?
About two months. Got it near the beginning of February when I started a long monitoring project for work.

3. What was your first bought book?
We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals by Gillian Gill

4. Name 3 random books on your eReader "shelves" or in your "library" that are waiting to be read.
The Hanover Square Affair by Ashley Gardner
Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Magyk by Angie Sage

5. Name 3 random books on your eBook wishlist.
Fool by Christopher Moore
Autobiography of Mark Twain
America the Edible: A Hungry History From Sea to Dining Sea by Adam Richman

...though the last I'd probably get more as a real book. I've just started using it as a sort of notepad if I'm in a book store and see something I want, but don't want to buy at the moment.

6. What will your next purchase probably be and why?
I'm tempted to get the Zombie Survival Guide while its still $5

7. If you get music (Nook Color gets Pandora) what was the last song or singer you looked up?
I've not bothered signing up for it yet. I've got two Ipods, so I'm really covered on them for audio

8. How often do you use your eReader?
As of late, daily, since I've had a couple library ebooks I was reading, then started on some of the other. But I have a real book going too, so it varies who gets the most attention.

9. Have you downloaded any magazines?
Not yet, because I don't like most of the magazines offered. I'm a history and science girl. Don't want politics, or worse fashion magazines. If I did I'd probably go for Nat Geo, or a newspaper

10. How did you ever survive without an eReader?
Quite easily, as my boxes of boxed up books can attest to. But now I can get better bargins (when was the last time you got something good for 99 cents at a new book store?) and not worry where to put them.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Mailbox Monday

Should have been for last week, but I didn't get to it, so...

The Philosopher's Kiss by Peter Prange

I got this from the Goodreads Early Review giveaway.

Description from Goodreads:

Paris, 1747. Betrayed by God and humanity, Sophie moves to the seething capital of the kingdom. To survive, she works at Café Procope, the meeting place for freethinkers and revolutionaries.

Against her will she falls deeply in love with one of the regular customers: Denis Diderot, the famed philosopher and a married man. He and his colleagues are planning the most dangerous book in the world since the appearance of the Bible: an encyclopedia. Even more explosive are the covert references in the Encyclopedia that threaten to undermine both the monarchy and the church. But Sophie soon realizes that the stakes are even higher for her personally. At risk are her right to freedom, love, and happiness.

Gone was an e-book I "got" from the LibraryThing Early Review giveaway. Got is a relative term as the download link had exceeded its limit by the time I got home from work last Monday, so had to use the flip link. Anywho....since I already posted the review, I won't repost that.