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Showcase Sunday #99

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 hope you’re well – how was your week? Mine was pretty busy, as usual. I came back from my holiday last Sunday so the first few days at work were pretty manic. And now I’m ill. :( I managed to catch a cold on my way back to the UK (typical) so I spent my first weekend off lying in bed… Oh well.

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In Bloom by Matthew Crow
The Death House by Sarah Pinborough
Death House
In Bloom / The Death House

The Death House has been on my wishlist for a while (and I’ve heard so many great things about it even before it came out), so when I won a copy from the publisher a couple of weeks ago, I couldn’t wait to pick it up. I pretty much started reading it as soon as it landed on my doorstep. It’s an AMAZING story, but that’s all I’ll say for now – I’m writing my review as we speak, so keep an eye out for that!

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Showcase Sunday #98

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? :) How has your weekend been so far? I had a lazy day yesterday (although I did manage to go to the library and book shopping, so it wasn’t that lazy) but I’m dedicating today to blogging and catching up on all my reviews*. I have at least 5 reviews to write and I want to schedule some other posts for the next couple of weeks as well. I’ll  be away at the beginning of March, visiting my family, so it’d be nice to have something scheduled for that week.

* If you see me lurking on Twitter, feel free to shout at me!

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Unspeakable by Abbie Rushton

Unspeakable | A Question of Proof | Hold the Dark
An English Boy in New York | Gone Girl | The Third Woman

I had an amazing week book-wise. All the books I was waiting for arrived last week, so I wasn’t expecting anything else to turn up… but somehow I ended up with six new books. Oops!
An English Boy in New York by Tom Easton

This time last week I started Boys Don’t Knit by T.S. Easton and fell in love with Ben’s story within a few pages. I would’ve read it in one sitting if I didn’t have other things to do – it’s HILARIOUS! (My full review will be posted soon) So I popped into our local library yesterday and borrowed the sequel, An English Boy in New York, which I’m starting today. Can’t wait!

Unspeakable is a giveaway win from Jana at That Artsy Reader Girl, and another book I’ve heard amazing things about. Thank you, Jana and Atom!

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Showcase Sunday #97 – The YA Edition

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 back! How are you, my chums? Good week? Mine was pretty good – exhausting, but good. :) I was invited to the launch of William Giraldi’s latest crime novel, Hold the Dark, on Wednesday, which was pretty awesome. We went to Icebar in Central London, which is exactly what it sounds like – a bar. Made entirely of ice. It was an amazing experience and it was so lovely to finally meet some people from the publisher, who I’ve been chatting to online for the past few years. I’m hoping to post some pictures here on the blog so keep your eyes peeled!

It was another great week for books as well. I went a bit YA-mad in the past couple of days and ordered two books from Foyles. Because I clearly don’t have another 200 books to read… *glances at towering TBR pile* Anyway, moving swiftly on. I also got two review copies – one middle grade and one YA, which is a nice change from all those thrillers I’ve read in the past couple of months.

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Butter by Erin Lange
It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
The A to Z of You and Me by James Hannah
Stonebird by Mike Revell

Butter | Stonebird | It’s Kind of a Funny Story | The A-Z of You and Me

I absolutely love Erin Lange’s work. But, unlike every normal person, I’ve read her latest one, Dead Ends, first and haven’t had the opportunity to pick up Butter yet. Dead Ends made me completely fall in love with her style so I’m pretty sure I will adore this one as well. Stonebird is a middle-grade novel, which was a review copy from Mike and Quercus – thanks, guys! The cover is just gorgeous (the photos don’t really do it justice) and I have a feeling it’s going to be a beautiful story. Mike is actually guest posting on the blog in the near future, so watch this space!

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Showcase Sunday #96

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! How are you? :) How was your week? Mine was pretty hectic (hence the lack of updates – again!) so I’m having a lazy weekend for a change. I pretty much spent yesterday lying in bed and catching up with TV shows, but I’m hoping to get some reading and blogging done today. In the meantime, here are the books I got this week.

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 How to Love by Katie Cotugno

Black Lands by Belinda Bauer

The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

The Cuckoo's Calling

After the Crash | How to Love | Blacklands | The Cuckoo’s Calling

After the Crash is a French crime novel, which was kindly sent to me by Orion Books. I actually don’t know too much about this one (or the author’s work) but I was intrigued by the synopsis. It’s not out until next month but I’ll keep you posted! How to Love was a gift from lovely Debbie from Snuggling on the Sofa – I’ve read mixed reviews of this one but I wanted to give it a go. I haven’t read enough contemporary novels lately so this will be perfect. Thanks so much, Debbie! :)

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Showcase Sunday #95

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! How was your week? What are your plans for the weekend – or what’s left of it? :) I had a pretty busy day yesterday – I took my new camera for a test ride in Greenwich (one of my favourite places around London), and it took longer than I expected. It was a lovely day, though, despite the freezing weather!

It was an amazing week book-wise, so I have lots of brilliant reads to show you today. If you’re all sitting comfortably and have your tea or coffee at hand, I’ll begin.

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Showcase Sunday #95

The Ship by Antonia Honeywell
The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy | The Serpent Papers | Us | The Ship | Love Hurts

A few weeks ago I came home to the news that I’ve been accepted for Curtis Brown’s very own – and very new – online book club, starting this January. And, before January’s book club read landed on our doorsteps, they sent us all a lovely welcome package. Mine included the first three books on the list – The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, The Serpent Papers and Us. I’ve heard a million great things about both the first Harold Fry book and David Nicholls’ novels, so I can’t wait to pick these up.

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Showcase Sunday #94

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! How are you all? How has your weekend been so far? I moved house yesterday (long story short, my flatmate moved back to London so I had to find a new place) , so I’m still exhausted – but I’m looking forward to a lazy Sunday in my new home!

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Normal by Graeme Cameron

The only physical copy I got this week was Normal by Graeme Cameron, which is going to be published in April. (Which makes me a tiny bit excited as I don’t usually get proofs so far in advance!) I absolutely fell in love with the story when I read the blurb and I have a feeling it’s going to be a good one.

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Showcase Sunday #93

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 we all? Did you have a nice week? Is there anyone who’s on their Christmas break already? We still have two and a half more days to go but I’m really looking forward to 8 days of reading and relaxing next week!

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Wonder by R. J. Palacio

Wonder | 365 Days of Wonder

I got two wonderful books this week (in fact, they arrived last week but I didn’t have the time to show you guys), both giveaway wins from Georgia at The Bibliomaniac. I’m already about halfway through Wonder and it’s absolutely beautiful. I love the characters and Palacio’s writing and I can’t wait to find out what happens in the second half of the book. 365 Days of Wonder is a collection of (inspirational) quotes from Wonder‘s English teacher, Mr. Browne. I love books like this so I can’t wait to pick it up!

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