Sunday, 24 April 2011

In My Mailbox- The Birthday Edition!

In My Mailbox is a meme held by the lovely Kristi at The Story Siren, which encourages bloggers to share what books have made it into their house each week.

This week was the best book week EVER... because it was my birthday yesterday and I got some awesome bookish presents! Note: I won't be including descriptions this week because my Internet is being really slow at the moment.

What I got:

                                              A Kindle!

I had been toying up getting a Kindle for a while because I always thought that I'd be completely loyal to print books and never buy an e-reader but curiosity, the good things I've been hearing about Kindle and the lure of sites like Net Galley got the better of me. I'm so glad that they did! I've spent all afternoon reading on it and downloading all the free classics and I'm starting to love it. Though, it's just an accompaniment to my reading because my Kindle could *never* replace my physical books... it's a totally different reading experience! I'm planning to do a post with my thoughts on it soon :)

Books (thank you you to my parents):

Entwined by Heather Dixon
Daughter Of Xanadu by Dori Jones Yang
Waterfall by Lisa T Bergen
Jane Austen Stole My Boyfriend by Cora Harrison

These were all on my birthday wishlist so I'm really happy and can't wait to read them! You can have a look at why I want to read these books on my wishlist post. The cover of Entwined is even more beautiful in person :)

Kindle books I downloaded:

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Little Women by Louise May Alcott

For review: 
Jane Austen: A Life Revealed 
Jane Austen- A Life Revealed by Catherine Reef (thanks to Net Galley)
The Betrayal Of Maggie Blair by Elizabeth Laird (thanks to Net Galley)

What did you get in your mailbox?


  1. I got a kindle for Christmas despite being a dedicated lover of actual books but I've not looked back. Don't forget the Kindle Spring Spectacular sale :)

  2. Yay! I'm so happy you got all your wish-listed books and a Kindle! (*nudge* *nudge* Go read Waterfall!)

  3. I'm planning on reading Daughter of Xanadu very soon. It's almost to the top of the pile! I hope you like it. Congrats on the Kindle! I love mine.

  4. Yay for getting an e-reader! I'm obsessed with mine :)

    Here's what's in my mailbox this week!

  5. Oh wow!
    Don't books just make great birthday present? =)
    I have the same kindle case!

  6. I loved Entwined and Daughter of Xanadu!! And a Kindle!!! Yay! I've loved my nook, so I think you will have a lot of reading enjoyment!

  7. Congrats on the Kindle! Also, I really want to read Daughter of Xanadu.
    My IMM

  8. Happy (belated) birthday Stephanie!! I got Waterfall too for my birthday, LOL. Haven't gotten a chance to read it yet but it looks like so much fun! And let me know what you think of your Kindle once you've tried it out for a while – I am still wary of e-readers, LOL...they're just not the same as physical books, and I have resisted them so far. But I have idly considered getting one from time to time. Enjoy your books!

  9. Happy belated birthday! Looks like you got some amazing books :)
    And congrats on the Kindle, I have a Sony ereader and love it very much!


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