This week, In My Mailbox I got-
Firelight by Sophie Jordan
After I won (see my contest entry here)
Miranda Lyons @ Just Read's contest, Miranda was fabulous enough to get Sophie Jordan herself to sign a copy of Firelight for me!
Thank you Miranda and Sophie!
The Lying Game by Sara Shepherd ARC(I watch Pretty Little Liars, but got on board too late to read the books, too bad for me, I won’t make the same mistake now!) Releases December 2010
My Misadventures as a Teenage Rockstar by Joyce Raskin ARC (I love a good music based book!) releases June 2011
Delirium by Lauren Oliver ARC (I have often wondered what it would be like if true love were banned, before i fall was amazing, I so cannot wait to read this one!) releases February 2011
The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder ARC (another 2011 debut author, seems a bit cliché, but I still can’t wait to dig in!) releases April 2011
All of these ARCs were provided by NetGalley and their prospective publishing houses. I just want to say thank you to each and if you don’t know what NetGalley is, go here and be amazed!
For the past several months, as more and more E-readers, Kindle’s and Nook’s have crowded the bookshelves of local stores I have been whining. My mother has listened to endless tirade’s on how pretty soon, the magic of books could be lost to the inter-web and the ilk of the Ipad (I want an Ipad so bad) that by the time I have kids I will be buying books in antique stores! What is the point in having a Mod Podge Bookshelf, I ask you, when you have no books to put on it?! She nodded, completely agreeing with me (whilst looking at the latest advertisements for a Kindle) and then she says with a shrug, “It’s the future.”
I couldn’t believe this, my own mother, a writer, wanted a digital copy of all her books?! “For travel,” she assures me, “think how much lighter it would be, and,” she knows me far too well, “you wouldn’t loose or damage them on your trip” le sigh, but what about worn-cover book-love?!
As a note: Worn-Cover Book-Love is the term I use to describe my favorite books, the ones I take out again and again and stroke, or flip open to re-read my favorite scene, so yes, what about worn-cover book-love?
Then NetGalley and I met, it was love at first sight and I sheepishly slunk back to my mama, “Mama? I think I want a Kindle.”
So, what do you guys think? Kindle, or Nook? Are both Kindle’s and Nook’s good for both NetGalley and Amazon?
Tell me below in the comments your thoughts, and what you got in your mailbox!