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Showcase Sunday #83

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? I hope you all had a nice week. Are you looking forward to YALC? And more importantly, who’s coming? Let me know if you are so that I can say hello if I see you. :) Next week is going to be insanely busy here as I’m FINALLY moving to my new flat on Saturday (technically, my flatmate’s taking all our stuff to the new place while I’m having fun at YALC but… you know :D ). I have to pack all our stuff during the week and go furniture shopping, on top of work and – of course- YALC so it’s gonna be an interesting and exhausting week, that’s for sure. I’m really looking forward to it, though!

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An Evil Mind by Chris Carter

An Evil Mind by Chris Carter

I only got one book this week but it’s possibly my most expected novel of the year, one I’ve been waiting for since this time last year. I absolutely love Chris Carter’s work (and he is such a genuinely lovely guy too) so I can’t WAIT to pick this up. If you like thrillers and are looking for a new book to read, check out the Robert Hunter series – I really can’t recommend it enough. Many thanks to Simon & Schuster UK for the review copy!

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Showcase Sunday #82

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 all? Did you have a nice week? Mine was pretty hectic as usual (but in a good way, mostly). I went to a preview screening of A Hundred-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared on Tuesday (I haven’t read the book but the film was hilarious. Slightly bonkers at times but very entertaining) and met some of you very briefly. I had a great time! Then, I went to the theatre to see The Silver Tassie on Wednesday (not as good as I expected) and on Saturday to see Wonderland, which was simply amazing. If you’re in London and have a few hours to spare, go and watch it, it’s brilliant. (You might need some tissues for the end)

My flatmate and I have also been house-hunting for the past few weeks (and I’ve been busy with my new job), hence my disappearance. The good news is, we managed to find a flat which is literally a two-minute walk away from my office, so we’re moving in in less than two weeks. *throws confetti* We still need to go and buy some furniture and start packing but at least I know I won’t have to do this again for a while.

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Wool by Hugh Howey

This time last week I went to the new Foyles store with Faye and decided to pick up Wool by Hugh Howey. I’ve seen this series a lot last year but never actually got around to buying a copy and picking it up. Fingers crossed it’s as good as it sounds and it’s going to be another series I fall in love with.

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

I also picked up Wonder by R.J. Palacio before the theatre last night. It’s been on my wish list for over a year and (just like with Wool) I’ve heard great things about it. I managed to snatch up a copy for £2 in a charity shop and it’s pretty much brand new. Huzzah!

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Showcase Sunday #81

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 was your week? Are you enjoying the sunshine? We’ve had surprisingly great weather this week (considering that it’s England we’re talking about, it was rather on the hot side) so I tried to spend as much time as I could outdoors and soak up the sun in my lunch breaks.

Do you guys have anything exciting planned for the summer holidays?

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Cat Clarke books

 Entangled | Boy21 | Torn | The Winter Foundlings

I had a brilliant week book-wise (especially compared to the past few weeks, when I was too busy with the new job and moving house to go book shopping) and got four shiny new books in the post. I was reading Cat Clarke’s Undone this week and a few chapters in I fell in love with her writing. I absolutely loved the main character, Cat’s style and… basically everything about it, so I decided to go and buy some of her other stuff. I asked you lovely lot on Twitter which one you’d recommend and most of you said Entangled, so it was a no-brainer. And since I loved the sound of Torn as well, I decided to take both. I’ve been meaning to read more YA this year anyway, so I’m really glad I found a new favourite author to add to my ever growing list.

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Showcase Sunday #80

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 all? Long time no see! I’m so sorry for being so behind on blogging again but life has been insanely hectic lately. I started looking for a job earlier this month and last week the (real) craziness began. My days pretty much consisted of  job interviews on the phone and in person, running around like a madman trying to buy new clothes for said interview, and – since I got the job! – packing all my stuff and trying to organise the next couple of weeks.

So, as you’re reading this post I’m making my way to my friend’s place in London where I’ll be staying for the next three or four weeks until we find a new house. It’s all VERY exciting and I’m so excited to finally be in London (and not having to commute from Zone 9) but I’m a bit nervous as well. I’m trying to catch up with reading and writing my reviews but in the meantime, please bear with me. :)

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The Executioner by Chris Carter

Chris Carter autograph

The Executioner | No Time for Goodbye

Two very exciting books arrived this week – I was part of Chris Carter’s London Underground Poster campaign (more about this in my next No Books Allowed post) this month and when I talked to him a few days ago and mentioned that I’m quoted on his posters, he was lovely enough to send me a signed copy of one of his books (one I haven’t had the chance to read yet) as a thank you. I absolutely LOVE Chris’s work so I’m still giddy with excitement. I can’t wait to read it!

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Showcase Sunday #79

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, hello! How are you all? I hope you’re enjoying this beautiful weather today! :) I found a place in town which has free tennis courts, so a friend and I decided to go and play. Well, walking into town and back (10 miles) plus two hours of tennis was definitely a bad idea… :D EVERYTHING. HURTS. *groans* So I’m trying to take it easy today, catch up on last night’s BGT and (hopefully) get some reading done. What are your plans for today?

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The Good Girl | After the Funeral | Whispers of the Dead | The Demons of Ghent

The Good Girl and After the Funeral were sent to me by Leah from Uncorked Thoughts -  she and Ula picked up a copy of Good Girl at this year’s London Book Fair and since I loved the sound of the book, they were lovely enough to bring me one as well. Thanks, girls! <3

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Showcase Sunday #78

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? I hope you’re all enjoying the bank holiday weekend! :) What have you got planned for tomorrow?

I’m still trying to take it easy as my ankle hasn’t fully recovered yet so meeting a friend for lunch (and maybe stopping by our local charity shop on the way back) is my only plan for tomorrow. BUT! I’ve already tweeted about this a couple of days ago but wanted to ask you again in case someone missed it: I might be able to get two tickets for the Britain’s Got Talent semi-finals on Saturday, 31 May. Would anyone like to join me? My friends don’t really like the show but I don’t want to go on my own or drag them along and watch them suffer. :D I’d rather go with someone who likes it and wants to go. Anyway, let me know!

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Getting Rid of Matthew by Jane Fallon

I only have one new book to show you this week – it’s actually from last Thursday but I forgot to take it out of my bag and I already scheduled last week’s post when I realised I forgot to show this to you. I met Zarina for a cup of tea last week (the day after World Book Night) and since she was a World Book Night giver and I ADORE Jane Fallon, she gave me a copy of Getting Rid of Matthew. I’ve already read this book ages ago (literally) but can’t remember much about the story apart from the fact that I was probably too young to understand or appreciate it at the time. A re-read is definitely in order, I think!

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Showcase Sunday #77

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.

Good morning everyone! How are you? If you’re taking a short break from Dewey’s readathon, how are you doing? I was doing pretty good until midnight but decided to call it a day and get some sleep. We still have two hours left, though, so once I’ve written this post I’m going back to reading. :) In other news, I’m currently lying in bed with a sprained ankle so this readathon couldn’t have come at a better time!

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Trouble by Non PrattUndone | Trouble

I had a great week book-wise: Sophie from Reviewed the Book had a Twitter giveaway going on in the past few weeks and I was one of the lucky winners who got to choose two books from her wish list. There are a few UKYA books I’m dying to read so I decided to go for Undone and Trouble, both of which have been on my wish list ever since I read Jesse‘s reviews of them. Thanks again, Sophie!

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