Sunday, April 17, 2011

In My Mailbox

Today is Sunday, April 17, 2010...welcome to this edition of In My Mailbox, a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren, also known as Kristi. 

The idea behind In My Mailbox is to say Thank You to the publishers who entrust us with our books, the booksellers whose stores we frequently visit, and for you all to see what is sitting on my bookshelf giving me the stinkeye. 

This week I took the plunge and finally downloaded a few eBooks onto my iPad!  It's going to take some getting used to, but I can confidently say I will always prefer the feel of an actual book in my hands. 

On My iPad:

Delirium 50 Ways to Hex Your Lover A Race to Splendor Jane EyreA Cottage by the Sea

Delirium by Lauren Oliver (Harper Collins, 2/1/11, Young Adult)
50 Ways To Hex Your Lover (Sourcebooks, 3/1/11, Adult)
A Race to Splendor by Ciji Ware (Sourcebooks, 4/1/11, Adult)
A Cottage By the Sea by Ciji Ware (Sourcebooks, 6/1/10, adult)
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte -- no, I haven't read it yet!

Children's Books:

Donovan's Big DayMartin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Donovan's Big Day by Leslea Newman, Illustrations by Mike Dutton (Tricycle Press, April 26, 2011; Ages 4 to 7)
Martin's Big Words:  The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport (Hyperion, 2007)

Middle Grade:

The Bad Beginning: Or, Orphans! (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1) The Loser List Storm Runners

The Bad Beginning: Or, Orphans! (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1) by Lemony Snicket (HarperCollins paperback, May 1, 2007)
The Loser List by H.N. Kowitt (Scholastic, April 1, 2011)
Storm Runners by Roland Smith (Scholastic, March 1, 2011)

Young Adult:

FlipFaerie WinterRotters

Flip by Martyn Bedford (Wendy Lamb, April 5, 2011; ages 12+)
Faerie Winter by Janni Lee Simner (Random House, April 5, 2011; ages 12+)
Rotters by Daniel Kraus (Delacorte, April 5, 2011; ages 14+)


An Apple a Day: Old-Fashioned Proverbs --Timeless Words to Live ByA Discovery of Witches: A Novel

An Apple A Day by Caroline Taggart (Reader's Digest, March 3, 2011)
A Discovery of Witches:  A Novel by Deborah E. Harkness (Viking Adult, Feb. 8 2011)


bermudaonion said...

I've read one book on our iPad and prefer a real book. I can't figure out why I don't love eBooks. The cover of Flip is totally creepy.

Kristi said...

I have A Discovery of Witches - looks like a good one. I took the plunge this year with a Nook, and what I like about it is that I can read in bed without having a light on - so I don't feel like I am bothering my hubby!

Happy Reading!

Alison's Book Marks said...

@Kathy - I'm trying to read a book on my iPad, but it's slow going. It will take some time to get used to. If you think the cover of Flip is creepy, you should check out the synopsis of Rotters! *shudder*

@Kristi - Witches is a hefty one, but I'm looking forward to reading it. I can't snuggle up with the iPad like I can a book. If hubby needs dark, I have an itty bitty book light.

I'm new to eBooks...but I already know that it's NOT a replacement for the real thing. I won't take it on vacation, because I'm afraid of getting sand in my $800 iPad! Sand in a $14 paperback? No problem! :)

KM said...

That is like the coolest cover for JANE EYRE that I've ever seen!!!!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

You have A Discovery Of Witches! SO JEALOUS! Have a super week Alison :)

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