Monday, July 19, 2010

Mailbox Monday

It was a busy book week for me. A couple even came in my mailbox, in time for Mailbox Monday.

Even more exciting for my book-consuming ways, after the World's Oldest iPod finally conked out, I got a new iPod in the mail. I have a hard time conceptualizing how this small device can actually be "bigger" than my laptop, but I was thrilled that (thanks to storing my iTunes library on an external hard drive) I was able to load 3,728 songs, 4557 photos, and all 73 of my stored-up audiobooks onto this tiny little thing.  It still has as more empty space on it than my original iPod had space.

So no more having to pick which precious few audiobooks got loaded onto the iPod. What book security! To have 73 books there at my fingertips wherever I go.

As for book-books, here's the list:

Food Lover's Guide to Portland by Liz Crain (I have been waiting for this ever since I interviewed Liz, here)

Peaceful Places Los Angeles: 110 Tranquil Sites in the City of Angels and Neighboring Communities by Laura Randall (from the LibraryThing Early Reviewer program)

Enduring Love by Ian McEwan

How to be Good by Nick Hornby

Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld (this has guilty pleasure written all over it)


  1. Ooh Enduring Love is the only McEwan book I've gotten to read so far and it's pretty interesting. I definitely want to read others by him. My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

  2. Who knew you could get so much on an ipod? Where have I been? I'm impressed! Enjoy the new ipod and your new books.

  3. Alayne -- I haven't read many of McEwan's earlier books, but know that they can be pretty creepy. So I have some trepidations about Enduring Love. I'll give it a try.

    Beth -- I get audio books from the library and put them on my iPod. My old one could hold my music and about 15 books at a time. But this new one holds more than five times as much! It is pretty amazing.

  4. You got some good books! I've read a couple of McEwan's books but not Enduring Love. Have a great week.

  5. I think I need an ipod, I didn't know you could store so much on them. Maybe I would listen to my audio books if I had an ipod. But, I would have to have my younger friends teach me how to use it. Thanks for the tip.

  6. Peaceful Places intrigues me. Having grown up down there, I wonder if any of my favorite spots will be listed.

    I have a hard time downloading audio books to my iPod, the end up all out of sequence. Is there a trick that I am missing?

  7. They all look good! If I read Food Lover's Guide to Portland, I'd want to plan a trip! Enjoy!

  8. I think the Food Lovers Guide to Portland would make me want to take an eating trip out West! Sounds yummy!

  9. Your new iPod sounds great!

    I read How to Be Good a few years ago, and an image of 3 people and a window is popping into my head, and I'm wondering if this has something to do with the book or if I'm just making things up. Hmm, I might have to revisit this book.

    And I'm curious to read your thoughts on Enduring Love. I watched the movie a few months ago, and while it wasn't my favorite, I thought the story was intriguing.

  10. You got some great books! I very much enjoyed Prep and How To Be Good. Enduring Love was the first of McEwan's books that I read - it is excellent. Enjoy!


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