Monday, December 27, 2010

Mailbox Monday

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope that Santa was very good to you, and that you enjoyed the extra time with your family and friends. Since we've spent the last three days visiting family and reveling in all of the Christmas goodness I have to admit that I'm ready for a quiet day at home. I'll spend the day cleaning up the disaster that is currently our home and my husband will be spending the day building our youngest sons' new bunk beds and setting up their new red Wii.

"Santa" Jay surprised the heck out of me by giving me a Sony Pocket eReader for Christmas. He knew how badly I wanted one and managed to track one down- on Christmas Eve to boot! Silly boy- didn't he know that it would be one of the hottest gadgets out there this year? However through a stroke of excellent luck he managed to find me one and I'm thrilled. I've spent lots of time playing with it in the past couple of days, and I look forward to doing some actual reading on it soon. The past couple of days have been too busy for me to do reading of any kind!

Okay, so on to Mailbox Monday. Originally hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page, MM is on tour and is being hosted for the month of December by Lady Q at Let Them Read Books. Each week we share which books we found in our mailboxes, but be warned: MM can lead to towering TBR piles and out-of-control wish lists!

Last week was a good week in books for me. I received two contest wins and a review book, and I also got my custom designed reading pillow from Marci at Serendipitous Readings. First to arrive was a contest win (along with a bonus book!) from the very generous people at HarperCollins UK. I got:

Fairytale of New York by Miranda Dickinson

Secrets and Sins by Jaishree Misra

I also got an ARC of Outside Wonderland by Lorna Jane Cook courtesy of St. Martin's Griffin.

I also has a lot of fun downloading a couple of eBooks for my new eReader. I downloaded Life, Love and a Polar Bear Tattoo by Heather Wardell, one of my favourite Canadian women's fiction authors, which is always available as a free download, and a copy of Dreaming in a Digital World by Blanche Howard (which is available for free download until January 15, 2011 by using the code LZ25D after clicking the above link).

That's it for my mailbox for last week. I certainly won't be at a loss for things to read in the coming months! What was in yours?


  1. Fairytale of New York and Secrets and sins are both new to me. Not even seen on the blog rounds! Enjoy the reading.

  2. Fairytale Of New York definitely has a cute cover! The British covers are so distinctly different than U.S. ones, and I like them. Last week was a quiet week for my mailbox, but I did get two books I bought to read for the Indie Lit Awards -- Safe From The Sea and Mr. Pettigrew's Last Stand. Looking forward to both!

  3. Great stash, and fab present (ereader)!

    Fairytale of New York was one I enjoyed.
    Will have to check out secrets and sins


  4. Fairy Tale of NY looks good! :D Yay to your ereader!! They are little book miracles :D I'm in love w my kindle :D

  5. I got a Sony e-Reader from Santa as well! I haven't played around with it much but am very excited to get reading on it!
    Thanks for the tip about the free downloads - I'm going to check both of those out!
    Happy e-Reading!

  6. Love the sound of Fairytale in New York :)
    And, lucky you, getting a Sony e-reader!! Enjoy it..
    Hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday week.