Sunday, June 19, 2011

In My Mailbox: New "Toy" & Books - June 19, 2011

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I have been trying to slow down on my book-buying habit until I can get caught up on the pile I already have. That being said, I bought an addition to my family this week and just had to spend a little extra on it...

So, without further ado, here is my new "toy" and my cache for the week:

The Nook, 2nd Generation, "The Simple Touch eReader" - B&N

Oh, how do I love thee, my new companion!

This has to be one of the best gadgets I've bought in a long time! There's a few small quirks with it, but they are so small it does not affect the experience at all and not really worth going into detail. The interactions, responsiveness, and just general feel of this little machine is awesome. I've spent a lot of time just playing with it and not actually reading. LOL I will probably do a full post and review on it after I've used it for little while.

This was supposed to be my birthday gift, but guess who actually got to read the first book on it? If you guess the wonderful hubby that bought it, you would be right! Doesn't it figure? I can't complain much though, I buy him gifts that I want to play with too. ;)

Now, for the books part.

, Pretties, Specials, and Extras by Scott Westerfeld
- All on clearance from Books-a-Million. Love me some good deals! Got the set for the price of one book!

And, since I got the Nook I just had to get a few new ones on it as well!
(Ya know, just gotta test it out...)

Switched, Torn, and Ascend by Amanda Hocking

My Blood Approves, Fate, Flutter, and Wisdom also by Amanda Hocking

Remedial Magic and Glimmerglass by Jenna Black

Yep, I thought I did very well, especially cost wise. I got all these for about the price of just two books. Whhhoooohhooo! LOL

So, yeah, I'm gonna be busy for a while and I love it!

Happy reading y'all!


Aleeza said...

so many awesome books, yay! i have yet to read any, but i've got the uglies series on my bookshelf. just need to get through about 80 books before i get to that one. ahhh, so many books! not that i'm complaining :D

happy reading!

here's what i got in my mailbox!

Safari Poet said...

I haven't read any of your books yet, but I'm interested in all of them. Happy reading :-D

Chrystal said...

Have fun with your ereader. I love my Sony Reader. :) I have a ton of books on it now. LOL

All your books look great... I'll have to check out those series. :)

Jessica@a GREAT read said...

Congrats on the Nook! I still need to get Amanda's other books! Read My Blood Approves and it was pretty good, so I need to get books 2-4 still!

Jenna Black's books are really good so I hope you like those too!

Here's my IMM

Have a GREAT day!

Old Follower ;)

~Sara @ Just Another Story said...

I bought an eReader back in Jan and it's the best thing I ever did. Haha. I love it, and it's so handy. I hope you and yours have many great adventures.

Check out my very first IMM.

Kristen said...

You bought some really good books this week! I read The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld awhile ago, and I never got to read Pretties! Hope you enjoy them!

Check out my IMM post at my


Trish said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my hop! I just added the Uglies to my TBR pile. I might have to check out books-a-million to get the same awesome deal you got!

DeniseF said...

I can't wait to see what you think of the new nook!

Shelagh said...

Lovely collection - and YAY for the bargain price. I'm always happy when I can indulge my book habit without breaking the bank - it doesn't happen often, but it's nice when it does. I hope you enjoy your Nook - I need to get my grubby little hands on an e-reader...

Happy reading!

The Word Fiend

A Novel Affair said...

ooooo I read switched torn and ascend and loved them!! new follower!

Lu said...

Great mailbox!! Enjoy your Nook :D

Badassbookreviews said...

I just got the new etouch nook too!
I haven't read with it yet though. I have e-arcs on my kindle :lol:

Lindsay said...

WOOHOO! Congrats on the Nook, hun! How awesome!
I'ver read all the Amanda Hocking books. Great prices! Enjoy =)

Paromantasy said...

Congrats on your Nook! I have the Nook Color and it was love at first I hope you love it as much as I do!!

click here to enter my Book-A-Day Giveaway all month long!

Annette said...

Great stuff this week! Wow! I'm so excited that you got a Nook. I have a Kindle and I love it. I still love "real" books, but the Kindle is GREAT too!

bookbitereviews said...

AHH!! So many of these are on my to-read list, or i own but havent read yet!! I feel like you broke into my house and looked at my bookshelf lol. Cant wait to read your thoughts on them.


great books , enjoy your nook :)

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