Saturday, October 15, 2011
In My Mailbox (Oct. 15th)
In My Mailbox is a weekly feature hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren. Every week we visit fellow bloggers to see all the awesome goodies they scored in the last week. It's a great way to show, tell and cheer each other on. :)
This week has been super good to me. :) I made some awesome purchases that I'm totally dying to share with you guys, I won some amazing prizes from giveaways that will hopefully be showing up in the mail soon, and I made a super-duper OMG purchase just today that I am really squeeing over. I might need your opinion on a couple things about that, so watch for the polls. :D Y'know how much I love polls. Anyway, on to the awesome!
First up, I got a package with this...
I wanted to buy Need when I went to Chapters at the end of September, but they were totally sold out so that was out of the question. Fortunately for me, they decided to have a sale on Chapters.ca and I got it for $6! What an absolute steal! This will probably be one of the books that I read during the two read-a-thons I'm signed up for next week. If I get to it. I have a lot more to show you...
You may recall that I did a pretty awesome giveaway last month where I let two winners pick either Carrier of the Mark or Lola and the Boy Next Door to celebrate 50 and 100 followers. (I still need to decide what I'll do the next time I hit a milestone, but that's another topic for another time. Still got a ways to go.) Anyway, I finally got around to sending copies of these to myself. :D And I can't wait to read them. I think I'll be starting Carrier of the Mark once I finish reading Twilight.
Wait! Wait! Not done yet! :D
Anyone wanna hazard a guess how bad I want to read these? I loved The Iron King and I have wanted to get my hands on The Iron Daughter and The Iron Queen since the moment that I read the last page. And now I have them. But I'm working on other books. And it's torture! But I will get them done before I get to these. And trust me, I will get to these before The Iron Knight releases on the 25th...
QUESTION #1: Does anyone have any interest in some type of Iron Fey themed event in the future? Right now I'm just checking out interest. But I'd also be delighted to see if anyone else would be interested in planning something of this nature. Perhaps early December -- or if the holidays will be too crazy, January? Anyway, let me know. :)
... Back to the Box, now! Yes, I have one more thing I want to show you guys...
... What could this be? Hmm...
Yes! I finally bought a Kindle!
Now I know what some of you might be thinking... "Wait, Kat! The new Kindle Touch just released." Well, I am in Canada and Kindle is not selling the touch model to us yet. Plus, I was actually able to buy this right here in town. I am quite excited to put it to good use. The large font options are going to be a fabulous lifesaver for my eyes and I love getting to highlight quotes -- I would never do that in a paperback or hardback book. *thinks "Blasphemy!" and shudders*
QUESTION #2: Which of these skins should I buy from decalgirl? (I can't decide!)
Pink is awesome, especially when various hues of it are mixed with black, white and silver. This is a lot like how I generally keep I Write, I Read, I Review It's also a design I have oohed and aahed over at DecalGirl for years.
I love the detail work on the fairy character in this. She'd be far better (for me, at least) if she had red hair, but the point isn't necessarily *this* fairy, but the idea of a skin with a character on it. I do like all of the shades of purple here, though. Or this could just be a side effect of all the fey related stuff I've been reading? Who knows.
What have we here? Multiple shades of pink and butterflies... <3! This is another skin that I am really tempted to pick because of the colors and because of the totally awesome pink butterfly on the front.
There is much here that I like. The little avi character is cute with her short brown hair and bat wings -- how would you like her to be reviewing books? ;) The color blend, with black and white and pink and the black lacey detailing is awesome. And the hearts? How could I not love the hearts, considering they're my rating system?
I love this one, too. It has beautiful shading to the images and gives off a semi-eerie, semi-tranquil vibe. It somewhat reminds me of the Underworld from Moon Dance with the white and purple and pale lights of the fireflies / fairies / whatever those things are. And of course I chose it for the butterfly and the beautiful purples throughout. An added bonus is how easy the keys are to see.
I'd love your opinion one which one(s) you like or don't like. I know I have to decide ultimately, but I figure a little extra insight can go a long way. I get to buy a skin for my netbook, too, so I will get to select either matching skins or a unique skin for each device.
QUESTION #3: What do you think the first book I read on my Kindle should be? I'm open to suggestions. :)
Anyway, I've gotten us *way* off topic. But that concludes what I wanted to show you and ask you about. Please feel free to leave a comment. You can answer my questions, tell me what you think of what I bought, or send me to your own In My Mailbox. I'm always happy to see good things happening to my fellow bloggers. Have a great day!