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Showcase Sunday #90

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here.

Hello everyone and welcome to the last Showcase Sunday in October! How are you all? :) Did you have a nice week? Mine was pretty slow and uneventful for a change, but I did go to Pinewood Studios to see the recording of a new Comedy Central sitcom with lovely Sarah Hadland, Ben Ashenden and Johnny Flynn on Friday, which was really good. I’ve been to a few TV recordings in the past couple of months but this is the first sitcom I’ve seen live and it was interesting to see how different the whole filming process is from other type of TV programmes.

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 Showcase Sunday 90

One Book Lane keyring

It Started with Paris | Good Girls Don’t Die

The first book, Good Girls Don’t Die, arrived at the end of last week but I didn’t have a chance to show it to you as I was busy with Dewey’s readathon. I haven’t read anything by Isabelle Grey yet but I absolutely love the sound of this one – and the title is just brilliant!

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Showcase Sunday #89

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here.

Hello everyone and welcome to this week’s Showcase Sunday! How are you? How was your week? I was away until this time last week (I spent a week at my parents’) so this week was all about trying to get back to normal life and catching up with work. Very boring, I know. Although I’m off to the X Factor live shows tonight so that definitely makes up for it!

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 Showcase Sunday 89

Cut Out | The Liar’s Chair

Two lovely crime novels were waiting for me when I came back from my holiday last week – one from Bookbridgr and one from Pan Macmillan. Cut Out is the third book in the DI Harland series and I’ve been waiting for this ever since I finished book #2. I love Fergus’ writing and if the previous two books are anything to go by, Cut Out is going to be one hell of a ride.

I also did a little happy dance when I saw The Liar’s Chair – I wasn’t expecting this one (thanks for the lovely surprise, Sam!) but if I remember correctly, this is my first review book which comes out in 2015. There’s something really exciting about reading a book which isn’t published until the following year – and this one should be right up my street.

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Showcase Sunday #88

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here.

Hello everyone! How have you been? :) I haven’t done a Showcase Sunday post since my holiday last month (I can’t believe it’s been that long) but I finally have some goodies to show you.

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Harry Potter books 2014 edition

The Maze Runner film tie-in

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone | Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets | Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban | Regeneration | The Maze Runner

I went into town last weekend and saw that Tesco has a 2 for £7 deal on all their YA/children’s books and they had the new Harry Potter books too. Only the first three, but still. I’ve been meaning to re-read the series for such a long time and this is by far my favourite edition, I just had to take them. Harry Potter has always been a ‘wintery’ series for me, I don’t know why – so they’ll be the perfect companions for the Christmas holidays when it’s freezing cold outside and I’m curled up in bed with mug of hot chocolate. *faraway look*

Erm, anyway. Moving on.

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Showcase Sunday #87 + I’m on Holiday!

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here.

Hello everyone! I have LOTS of new books to show you today but I wanted to let you all know that I’m on holiday until this time next week and won’t be around much as I’m not taking my laptop with me. I’m taking quite a few books, though, so I’ll be back with lots of reviews for you.

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Showcase Sunday #87

Guinea Pigs Online books

Ghost Moth | Crossing the Line | Eren
Guinea Pigs Online | GPO: Bunny Trouble
| GPO: Viking Victory | GPO: Christmas  Quest

I already uploaded and resized these images when I realised I already showed you Ghost Moth in last week’s post – sorry about that! I usually put my review copies in one pile and completely forgot this one arrived earlier.

Anyway, lots of shiny new books to check out this week – many thanks to Pan Macmillan, Constable & Robinson and Quercus Kids for them! Eren is truly stunning (I posted two close up images of the front and back cover here and here, if you’re interested – I love them) and I’ll have a special excerpt for you in early September.

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Showcase Sunday #86

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here.

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! Did you have a nice week? Mine went by surprisingly quickly, which I’m really happy about because this time next week I’ll be sitting on a plane en route to Barcelona! I’ve never been to Spain before so I’m really looking forward to it. Plus, it’ll be nice to soak up the sun on a nice beach with a good book for company. :D

In other news, since I know a lot of you (including me) prefer to leave blog reading, commenting and scheduling for the weekend because we’re busy during the week, I decided to start a new weekly newsletter. If it sounds like something you’d like to be part of (you know you want to!), you can subscribe at the very top of the page or by clicking here.

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Showcase Sunday 86

Ghost Moth | Reunited

I met the lovely Karin – who came to London on holiday – last Saturday and she gave me her copy of Reunited, which I’ve been meaning to read for ages. Although I’ve heard mixed things about this one and even Karin said it wasn’t as good as she expected, I’m really looking forward to picking it up. I love road trip books and I’m always looking for new ones to read so it sounds perfect!

Ghost Moth is a review copy from Hachette, which arrived yesterday. I’ve seen this a lot on Twitter and is a genre which I haven’t read lately, so it’ll be a nice change from YA and crime fiction. :) Thanks, guys!

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Showcase Sunday #85

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here.

Hello everyone! How are you? Did you have a nice week? I’ve had another hectic week but I did manage to squeeze some reading in, which I’m really happy about. :) I also decided to change things up a bit and experiment with a new blog template. I like the colour and overall look of the blog but I’ve wanted to switch to a different template for a while and I figured this would be a good time to do it. Don’t worry, it won’t be a complete makeover (many of you complemented me on this design so I know you’ll pleased to hear this) but the blog will look a bit different. In a good way, hopefully. :D

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The Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley

thelieswetellourselves2.jpgThe Lies We Tell Ourselves

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Showcase Sunday #84 – Signed Goodies!

Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week. For more information about how this feature works and how to join in, click here.

Hello amigos, how are you all? How was your week? Can you believe it’s our last Showcase Sunday in July? I don’t know where the past few weeks went but I’m really looking forward to August. July was busy but August is shaping up to be even busier – and I’m off to Spain at the end of next month! I can’t wait. But, until then, I have lots of bookish goodies to show you.

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Showcase Sunday | signed books

Showcase Sunday | signed books

Attachments | Winger | Grasshopper Jungle | Dead Ends

With the exception of Erin Lange’s Dead Ends, this week’s haul turned out to be a ‘signed books’ haul – which is kind of a rare thing, as I don’t usually get so many signed books at the same time. Anyway, first things first. Like so many of you, I was at YALC  two weeks ago, where I got to meet Rainbow Rowell. We were all allowed to get two RR books signed and, although I had Landline with me, I decided to buy a copy of Attachments before the signing because I’ve been meaning to read it for ages.

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