Can you believe its time for another IMM post. Where is the time going and we are already into March.
Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.
Mailbox Monday is originally hosted by Marcia from A girl and her books and The Printed Page. In the summer of 2010 Marcia decided she needed a change in hosting and didn't want to rely on one blogger alone to do it because its a lot of work so she decided to put Mailbox Monday on tour and so far with great success it has made monthly stops at more then a dozen blogs and this year is booked until the end. I will actually be hosting Mailbox Monday in April.
The host for February was DC Metro Reader. I linked to DC because technically I would consider it her week. The host for March is an awesome blogger that I follow Anna from Diary of an Eccentric.
Another host for In My Mailbox is Kristi from The Story Siren.
Be sure to check out the above blogs to see what they and others got in their mailboxes this past week.
This week was a crazy week in books and if you watch the vlog you will see why. After seeing the vlog you will see why I had to do a vlog this week.
Books for Review:
-Losing Clementime by Ashley Ream. I will be on the blog tour for this March 18th
-Nadia Knows Best by Jill Mansell ARC May 2012
-West of Wawa by Lisa De Nikolits. I am on a blog tour for this March 30th
Thanks to the reps and publishing houses for sending me these and for allowing me to be a blog tours for them.
Books Bought: (for Michael)
-Origami on the Go by Margaret Van Sicklen
-Pokemon Black and White Volume 5
-Eve of the Emperor Penguin Magic Tree House series # 40
-Magic Tree House FAct Tracker # 18 Penguins and Antarctica
-Dolphins at Daybreak Magic Tree House series #9
-Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #9 Dolphins and Sharks
-Magic Tree House Games and Puzzles
Books Bought from Scholastic Book Club:
-Hockey Trivia for kids volume 1-2-3 (this came as a set with a huge hockey puck)
-Geronimo Stilton The Weird Book Machine Book #9 in the graphic novel series
-Phineas and Ferb series Journey to Mars
-Bad Kitty for president by Nick Bruel
-Ashes,Ashes by Jo Treggiari (this was in paperback $5.99)
-Plain Kate by Erin Bow (this was in paperback$4.99)
-Girl Stolen by April Henry (this was in paperback $4.99)
-Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (this was in paperback as well $9.99)
Gifted to me:
-Hallowed by Cynthia Hand
-Torn by Amanda Hocking (book 2 in the series)
-So Shelly Ty Roth
Then on Friday I got to meet up with Tina from the blog Bookshipper for breakfast and she had a bunch of books for me so thank you Tina for those. They were:
-Various Positions by Martha Schabas (Janury 2012)
-Hunted by Chery Rainfield
-Faking Faith by Josie Bloss
-The Downside of Being Charlie by Jenny Torres Sanchez (June 2012)
-Awkward by Marni Bates
-The Waiting Sky by Lara Zielin (August 2012)
-My Life in Black and White by Natasha Friend (June 2012)
-Ditched a love story by Robin Mellow (January 2012)
-The Chaos by Nalo Hopkinson (April 2012)
-Choke by Diana Lopez (July 2012)
-Lovetorn by Kavia Daswani (January 2012)
This week I got a surprise in the mail that I wasn't expecting until at least next week and I was so excited to get in on Friday. If you are a friend of mine in real life or on facebook you will know of the problems I have been having with my Kobo.
If not then I will tell you. Last year when I met up with the local Montreal book bloggers for the first time we went to Chapters and I was looking at the new Kobos and this really nice employee came over and was talking to me and I was telling him about the issues/problems I have encountered with my kobo which at the time was only a year old but of course past the warrently stage and he told me he knew of several customers having the same issue and to contact Kobo.
For me it was a slow start up, (its only been used perhaps two dozen times, the only books I have on it were the ones it came with and perhaps a few ARCs) I also found it seemed to take forever to charge and turning the pages seemed to take forever.
When I called the first time we did a factory reset and it still didn't improve anything so she ended up putting me to a level tier 2 support problem well sadly a month went by with no response so I emailed them in regards to that and still nothing. Finally making a comment on their facebook page resulted in contact only to have the issue replied to was an old magazine subscription problem I had in 2010 of course that meant another call and this point I was rather annoyed because they told me to resend the email which I did with a request from Kobo to send all kinds of info and photos to them. Well the ended with a reply that was basically sorry your not under warrenty you will need to buy a new one. Which I did reply to with a yea I will be buying a new ereader. A kindle!
Thankfully a blogging friend of mine, had an issue recently with Kobo and had to call and thankfully she was telling the guy several people had issues with Kobo and he was gracious enough to look into our problems so long story short my problem was resolved rather quickly and I got a new WiFi Kobo.
I will probably do a product review on it this week. I just want to read the booklet I got before I do anything.
I hope you had a good week and I will see you all again next week. Happy reading everyone.