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Saturday, March 19, 2011

In My Mailbox (March 19th, 2011)

In my mailbox is a weekly meme started by The Story Siren and inspired by Alea and all you have to do is talk about any new books you got during the week.  Whether they were delivered, picked up at a bookstore, downloaded from a satellite or borrowed from a library it doesn't matter, but this is the place to share!

This is my first time doing this meme, but I think it's a great idea and I plan on doing it every week from here on out!

B&N had this book on sale and I've always loved The Chronicles of Narnia, so I got this leather-bound collection for less than $20.00!  It arrived earlier this week.  I normally buy all my books on my NookColor now, but I thought this was such a good deal and such a beautiful cover, so I made an exception.  I've started rereading these books and apparently it's been a long time, because I don't remember all of it.  I keep having bits and pieces come back to me as I go along, so it's almost like a new book!  I thought I had read them more recently, but it's a funny thing how time can work as you get older.  What seems like just yesterday can really be fifteen years ago when you take the time to figure out how old you really were and do the math haha!   And thanks Kelly for letting me know about this sale!
I decided to search for some fairy tales while in my NookColor shop and there were a bunch of options for free available.  This one is my favorite selection out of all the ones that I took the time to download and preview.  I love the cover and it's so interesting to read stories from other countries and see the differences and similarities.  I also love all the cultural references that you can only know if you've been there.  It makes me feel like I am truly transported to another place.  I've also started reading it and there aren't as many errors as I am used to for free editions like these, so that was a nice surprise!  I would definitely recommend this for any Nook or NookColor users!  $0.00 really is the best price.  (^_^)  Download it here.
This is the second book in the Wings series.  The first of which I already reviewed here and as some of you already know, I loved it, so hopefully this one lives up to its predecessor!  I don't like the cover for Spells as much, so I'm going to cross my fingers and hope that's the only thing that falls flat compared to Wings.  I guess it's hard to keep the momentum when you start off so strongly though. 

I bought, read and reviewed this book already, you can see the details here, but overall I gave it 4 out of 5 stars and I certainly liked the fact that it was on sale and it had quite a catching cover obviously as well haha!

I just read Uglies as well recently and you can read my review of that here, so I bought the second one in the series and I am almost done reading that, so expect a review soon!

One of my B&N book club friends wanted to read some more guy books since most of the book club members, such as myself, are women and he rarely gets his picks for the selections and this is one of the ones I suggested that I would read with him.  I know he likes action and Blood Ninja certainly has a lot of that!  I was intrigued by this book, because it takes place in one of my favorite countries, Japan (please use the link on the toolbar at the bottom of the screen to donate to the relief fund) and I like ninjas too.  This also has a striking cover and as all of you should know by now, I love a good cover!  (^_^)




So, there are my newest editions to my TBR list!  It's out of control and so am I, but I love collecting books and building my new virtual library.  Ttyl everyone!

12 comments:

  1. Great mailbox this week! I really need to read Pretties... Uglies was great!

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  2. I love the B&N Leatherbound Editions. I got the Edgar Allen Poe one a couple weeks ago.

    Happy reading!

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  3. You have some good looking books here. I was just going through the bargain sales on BN.com They have some good books for cheap. anyways have a good weekend.

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  4. Hadn't read those books, but will look for your reviews!

    Here's my IMM

    Happy Reading!

    Old Follower
    Jessica@a GREAT read

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  5. Great stuff! I'm almost the same as you when it comes to buying books--if I can't get it from the library, I buy it for my nook. UNLESS it's so absolutely incredible that I must own a hard copy of it (Across the Universe), or if it's not available in eBook form (Lessons from a Dead Girl). Anyway, enjoy your reading!

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  6. Haven't heard of them. Hope you enjoy them.
    My IMM

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  7. I recently read The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe for the first time & enjoyed it. Now I'm re-reading Harry Potter (book #1) with hopes of finally finishing off the series. Isn't it fun to re-read favourite childhood books? :)

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  8. Love the Chronicles of Narnia! I need to re-read the series sometime soon.

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  9. I also love the Chronicles of Narnia, and I really enjoyed Scott Westerfeld's Uglies series. Hope you enjoy them too!

    Have a great week!

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  10. Great In my mailbox! I've been wanting to pick up the Uglies series for the longest time! You've got yourself a new follower!

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  11. I own the Uglies series but actually have only read the first one. And I have sadly never read any Chronicles of Narnia books - I really should get on that! Happy reading :)

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  12. Interesting books this week! The pregnancy book looks pretty funny.

    I've been wanting to read the Uglies series for a while. I'll have to go read your reviews of them!

    Thanks for following my blog! :)

    Jennifer
    http://littleshelf.blogspot.com/

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