In My Mailbox #43 / Stacking the Shelves #2

In My Mailbox is a weekly event hosted by Kristi over at The Story Siren.  Kristi is putting IMM on a little holiday hiatus, so in the meantime I will be participating in Stacking the Shelves.  Stacking the Shelves is a weekly event hosted on Tynga’s Reviews.  Here we can share what new books we’ve picked up this past week.

Stacking the Shelves

I only picked up three things this week from the library 🙂  Seriously, working in a library is amazing, but I always bring more books home than I can ever hope to read.  Oh well, I’m helping the circulation 🙂

penultimate peril

The Penultimate Peril by Lemony Snicket
I picked up the audiobook.  It took forever to come in on hold for me, and I am hoping I can finish this one and the final one for Series Catch Up over at The Book Addict’s Guide.

the end

The End by Lemony Snicket


Cinder by Marisaa Meyer
Another audiobook.  Okay, I’m going to be honest here.  As much as I love fairytale retellings, science fiction is so not my thing. I don’t even like Star Wars.  But I have heard such amazing things about this, and I might get a chance to see the author next year, so I thought I should give this one a try.  I’m on disc 2.  So far it is good, but it is stressing me out a little.  Cinder is a cyborg – but what is a cyborg?  Because I thought that cyborgs were like robots that looked like people?  Am I so wrong on that?  Because Cinder is not acting like a robot, she is acting like a person, albeit with a robotic leg and arm.  But still, she has feelings, and a personality.  So I am confused.  Seriously, help me out folks  My experience with science fiction is pretty much nil.  I’m totally lame, I know 🙂

So what books did you guys pick up this week?

16 Responses to “In My Mailbox #43 / Stacking the Shelves #2”

  1. Merin

    I’m another that hasn’t read Cinder! I’ve preordered the paperback, though, so once it gets released I really won’t have an excuse any longer. And … I kind of thought cyborgs were exactly what you said. Maybe she’s different because only part of her is robotic?

    Enjoy your (audio)books!

    My StS Post 🙂

  2. kelly @ ohdamnbooks

    This may be a little bit of a spoiler but Cinder was human first, almost died, and to save her life, scientists gave her robotic parts. Hence she still has human feelings.
    Thanks for stopping by my STS! (:

    • Quinn

      AWESOME! Thanks for the help. I have been totally stressing about it, and having a difficult time focusing on the story.

  3. ladyruby07

    The main use of the word “Cyborg” refers to someone who is part human/part robot. Cyborg is short for cybernetic organism, meaning they should have both biological and artificial parts.

    [Somehow can’t believe this didn’t get explained in your comments yet.]

    • Quinn

      Awesome! Thanks so much for the clarification. My knowledge of anything Sci-Fi is pretty much zero. Although, now I know one term 🙂

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