Saturday, April 10, 2010

In My Mailbox -16-

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren every Sunday. In My Mailbox is a weekly meme that lets everyone see what books you have received or bought that week.

This week is an easy one. I have been pretty good (so far) at spending less time in the book store, and buying fewer books. I don't know whether it's a good thing that I'm on a first name basis with the people at my local bookstore or not though... ;) Actually, they're all pretty nice. :)

Anyway, the books that I bought this week are:

1. Tales of the Otherworld - Kelley Armstrong
2. The Reckoning - Kelley Armstrong

I'm definitely getting my Kelley Armstrong fix this week. I have been waiting (impatiently) for these to come out, so I was quite happy that my local Coles had them. When I arrived at the store, a couple were at the cash register discussing said books. Once I finished perusing the shelves and went up to pay, we ended up having a lengthy discussion about books, e-readers, and Kelley Armstrong. It's definitely neat to meet fellow avid book lovers! The couple are switching over to the e-reader in a few months because they find that their shelves are overflowing and they have no more space for anymore books. I don't think I could ever give up my books because I love the smell and feel of a good book in my hands!

This brings me to my question. (Albeit I'm asking about it in a roundabout way.) Which do you prefer? Books or e-readers, and why?

Also, if you haven't already seen it, Estevan Vega is doing a blog tour right now in anticipation of the release of his book Arson, and he made a stop on my blog earlier this week. I currently have a contest running for Arson to help promote this wonderful author! Feel free to check out his post (it's a short story that you might only find here!) and enter the contest or leave some comment love for him! Thanks again for checking it out everyone!

That is what I received in my mailbox this week, what did you receive in yours?

16 comments:

deltay said...

Looks like a sweet week, happy reading :)

Manda (Manda's Movements) said...

Both books I want to read. Have fun!

Serpentine Librarian said...

I'm loving Kelley Armstrong's books as well. Right now I'm trying to patiently wait for our Library copy of The Reckoning to arrive.

It's great that you are on a first name basis with the people at your local bookstore. It makes book shopping more fun, when booksellers make suggestions because they know the types of books you enjoy. As for books versus eReaders, right now I'm definitely a book person, maybe that's because I'm surrounded by them everyday at work or because I don't like staring at screens for long periods of time.

Have a great week!

Swimmer said...

Great mailbox I really want the Reckoning

Corrine said...

deltay, Manda, and Swimmer - Thanks for the comments! I hope you enjoy the books you received this week as well. :)

Serpentine Librarian - I agree, books are better! (for me at least!) :) Happy reading!

Callie said...

The Reckoning looks good, I have the others, still need this one. Happy reading!!!

Kate at Read This Book! said...

Awesome week! I didn't know they were publishing The Reckoning in paperback. That's the US edition right?

Corrine said...

Callie - Hopefully you'll be able to get it soon. Happy reading!

Kate - I believe it's the US and Canadian edition. (Mine is for sure the Canadian edition). I hope this helps. :) Thanks for commenting, and happy reading! :)

Robbie (BoywithBooks) said...

I like physical books and ebooks both, for different reasons. I prefer the portability of ebooks, and when reading a manuscript it's so much better than a stack of paper. Still, a physical books are awesome.

Spellboundbybooks Melissa said...

Ohh I can't wait to read The Reckoning!! The other book looks really good too.

Chrissie said...

I haven't read any Kelley Armstrong yet but I got one of her books from the library this week and can't wait to start it! Enjoy your books :)

Christina/Book Addict said...

Both books look great. I have had my eye on Kelley Armstrong's books. They look really good. Happy reading!

Kris (Voracious YAppetite) said...

The Summoning was cute, but what I'd really like to do is read her adult books. I'd really love an iPad! Although I'm not sure a reader could be better than reading a paper book. Enjoy your books this week!

Alayne said...

Both look very intriguing. Happy reading! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

Wanda said...

Books are the best indulgence, enjoy with reading pleasure!

I won the book that came to my mailbox.

Carina said...

I'd really love an iPad, but in general I much prefer physical books to ebooks.

I got one book this week, not something I would normally read, but it's something to review.