Saturday, 26 November 2011 | By: Nicole @ Nicole About TOwn

In My Mailbox #28

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren.

The purpose of the meme is to highlight books that you have received in your mailbox over the past week.

I have to admit that I have been slacking this week something fierce.  I didn't do much reading nor did I do any posts.  I was just so unmotivated this week, but I am back on track for next week.

Anyway, let's see what I got in my mailbox this week....

So on Tuesday I attended a Fish & Chips Party at the Harper Collins Canada HQ.  This party was in celebration for author Peter James winning an ITV Crime Writer's award.  While we were there, I received a copy of his newest standalone novel Perfect People which comes out in December 2011.  I also received a copy of Arcadia Awakens which comes out in February 2012.

Perfect People - Peter James
Arcadia Awakens - Kai Meyer

Of course only I would forget that the Holiday shopping season is now in full effect and venture out to the mall at 3 pm on a Saturday afternoon.  I consider it a great success that I didn't go postal on anyone during my afternoon out.  I didn't even make any children cry *pats self on the back*.  While out I picked up some books.

Peter Nimble - Jonathan Auxier
Touch of Frost - Jennifer Estep
Kiss of Frost - Jennifer Estep
Variant - Robison Wells

The whole point of my shopping excursion was to finally pick up a new e-reader to replace my broken Kindle.  I got my hands on a Kobo Vox eReader and I have to say I am loving it.  Thanks to the instructions from my lovely Gwen, I was able to get my pdf books to work on it.  Even better, I was able to log back into NetGalley for the first time since July to actually request new books!  Oh the Joy!

I picked up the all black one and a blue case to put it in.  Best $250 spent ever!

Somehow this week, I also managed to break my DVD player so I had to pick up a new one.  I took the plunge and picked up a blu-ray player to replace it.  Of course when I got home, I discovered that I should have picked up two players as the one in the living room is broken as well! I just can't win!

It only cost my $130 so I am headed out tomorrow morning to pick up a second one!

Best thing about the new eReader is that I can stop trying to read e-books on my laptop.  I can also start accepting e-books for review once again.  In celebration, I bought some new ones and I got one for review.

Poughkeepsie - Debra Anastasia

The Grunt - Latrivia S. Nelson

Dmitry's Closet - Latrivia S. Nelson

What did you get in your mailbox this week?


Mocha ღ Latte(Cupcake and a Latte) said...

Excellent haul, Nicole. HURRAY! YOU GOT TOUCH AND KISS! I love that series. Enjoy!

Check out my haul this week:

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Jess said...

Wow, the Kobo looks so sleek. I've only ever seen the ones they had at Borders ! I was tempted to get Variant this week, I hope you enjoy it.

Kathy Ann Coleman said...

Awesome stuff! A new e-Reader is always cause for celebration. I hope that you enjoy it. I haven't heard of that one, but it looks lovely. Happy reading! :)

Angie @ Beneath the Jacket said...

The more I see the Peter James book, the more I want it. I'll take your's please. ;) And I totally forgot Kiss of Frost is out! Thanks for the reminder. I really enjoyed Variant and hope you do too!


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Great Mailbox this week!

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Bailey said...

I LOVE Jennifer Estep's Frost series so I hope you do too!!! =D Great books!!!!

Angel (Mermaid Vision Books) said...

Your haul's turned me starry-eyed, as always! I'm interested in your thoughts on the Jennifer Estep books--everyone seems to love them and I'm still on the fence.

Can't wait to see you on Friday! :)

Amber (Books of Amber) said...

I really want to read Arcadia Awakens! I saw the cover a while ago and added it to my wishlist. Yes, I am judging a book by its cover. Enjoy!

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Milka said...

Wow, that reader looks awesome! I just learned how to make my pdf books work with my Samsung Galaxy tab and finally managed to get some books from NetGalley into it. So happy right now.

Happy reading! (:

A Beautiful Madness said...

Great Haul! Love the look of this Kobo. I wish I hadn't bought mine so early so I could have bought this one instead..
Happy Reading!
A Beautiful Madness

Nose in a Book said...

I hope you like your kobo vox- it looks awesome!
I really want to read Peter Nimble!

Jennifer Messerschmidt said...

Touch of Frost looks great!

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Andrea @ Cozy Up said...

Awesome haul. I'm so disappointed I couldn't make it to the fish and chips party! Hope you guys had fun!! And that's awesome that you got the Kobo Vox, hope it's a good one!


Molly Gibson-Mee said...

What an awesome IMM, Nicole! That Fish and Chips party sounds awesome!! That is why I whish I lived in a big city :(

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Celine said...

Love the IMM!! Yay for a new ebook reader and the ARCs look great!

A new follower!:D

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