In My Mailbox (9): Enders and Dust

Thought I’d do a quick post before I hit the sack again. Today I ran another 10 kilometer race, and my knees are killing me. I was slower by almost ten minutes from my personal record, but that’s probably because I didn’t have enough sleep (then again, I never had enough sleep before a race), and because there was just something wrong about how the entire event was organized. I’ll rant post about it in my personal blog sometime this week. :)

This week is a pretty small stash, but I did get a lot of awesome emails and did a lot of orders so there should be a pretty sizable stash next week. I’ve been very good with resisting to buy, too, especially after I’ve spotted a bunch of new books that I am interested in getting. I just keep on reminding myself three things:

  1. I still have a lot waiting to be read
  2. I have to save money for NaNoWriMo ML duties
  3. I’ll be packing up my books soon to move because we’ll be having our house renovated, and adding a bunch of books on the shelf will just make it hard to move out.

I’ve been a good girl, yes? :) So, just two books this week!

  1. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Everyone has been recommending this book to me, but for some reason I can’t find a copy. So one day, I posted it on a wish list in our Goodreads group, and one of my new friends there kindly sent me a copy. Thanks Monique! :) I am not a sci-fi reader so normally I wouldn’t get Ender’s Game, but when people who don’t normally read sci-fi say this is good…well I’ve got to find out why for myself, too.What’s funny though, is now that I have it, I saw two copies of the book in National Bookstore. What up, world. :))
  2. Dust City by Robert Paul Weston. After posting this on as my Want Books entry a little over a week ago, I saw a copy of it in Fully Booked Eastwood the following weekend. I wasn’t supposed to get it, but I had it reserved so I can mull over it the next day if I will get it. Well, of course, I ended up getting it. And true to what Chelle said in her review, the cover is pretty:You’d actually have to touch it to see how nice it is. :)

Oh, the books behind the two books I featured this week are old books I haven’t read yet. You’re seeing the foot of my Mt. TBR. :P

I also got some pretty awesome emails this week! The best one is probably when Dee of e-Volving books told me I won her 100+ Follower contest! This is my first time to win a book contest that I actually really wanted to join, and the $15 from Book Depository sponsored by Book Quoter is a really awesome prize. :) I’ll post about the books once they get here, of course.

And finally, I received the One Lovely Blog Award (my second one!) from Kate of Literary Explorations. Thank you! :)

I should hit the sack now if I want to catch up on lost sleep and help my poor aching legs recover. I hope you all had a great weekend (long weekend for us in the Philippines!), and I leave you with the note that Monique wrote on the wrapping of the book she sent me:

Have a great week everyone! :)

11 Thoughts on “In My Mailbox (9): Enders and Dust

  1. Ender’s Game is classic. I hope that you enjoy your books. Check out what I got In My Mailbox. Happy reading.

  2. Congrats on your books, giveaway win and award this week :) Happy reading !
    Come by to see what’s in my mailbox this week

  3. Which NBS branch did you see Ender’s game? I happen to love scifi and yes, this is one classic I’ve been looking for everywhere but couldn’t find it. :(

  4. Good luck with NaNoWriMo! I want to focus on writing in Nov too even tho I’m not doing NaNoWriMo. I hope you love Ender’s Game. I loved it.

    • Thanks! I have a feeling I’ll be going into NaNoWriMo without any plans, so this should be interesting. :D Thanks for visiting!

  5. I’m not a sci-fi fan but I read Ender’s Game because of all the recommendations and I loved it! I hope you enjoy reading it. :)

    Oh and good job, you got a copy of Dust City! I know you really want that book since you made a Want Books post about it.

    • I figure I should try out the sci-fi classic, especially after what all of you have said. :) And yes, yay for Dust City! I love the cover, it’s so dark and gritty. :D

  6. Monique on October 28, 2010 at 4:17 pm said:

    I read this post just now and was surprised at seeing my handwriting posted. :) I do hope you enjoy the book. :)

    Oh, and you’re welcome, Tina. :)

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