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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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Showcase Sunday #92

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? I’m sorry for the lack of updates last weekend – I was in London with Katja from Cautious, who was visiting from Denmark, and didn’t have time to sit down and write my post. BUT! I have lots of brilliant books to show you today so sit down, pop the kettle on and… here goes.

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Bird Box

Hyperbole and a Half

 Bird Box | The Shining Girls | The Ice Twins | Mad About the Boy | Hyperbole and a Half

Katja and I went to Foyles last weekend and I bought a copy of Bird Box. I’ve seen a lot of people tweet about it when it came out and I’ve been intrigued ever since. (It sounds like Hitchcock’s The Birds, which is one of my favourite films – and that’s a completely valid reason to buy it, right?) Plus, I’ve heard great things about it, so I couldn’t resist grabbing a copy!

The Shining Girls was a gift but that’s all I’ll say for now – I have a very special post scheduled for next week and I don’t want to spoil the surprise! ;)

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Showcase Sunday #91

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 was your week? Mine dragged on a bit (I blame the weather and the constant darkness) but I went to see Jodi Picoult on her UK tour on Wednesday, which was great. I’ll tell you all about it in my next post so keep your eyes peeled! :)

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The Best of Miranda by Miranda Hart

Oh Yeah Audrey

 Leaving Time | The Best of Miranda | Oh Yeah, Audrey | Breakfast at Tiffany’s DVD

Waterstones were lovely enough to send me a copy of Jodi’s book before the event, which I’m really excited about, especially after hearing where the idea came from and how much research went into writing it. Judging by the reviews it’s going to be a brilliant read!

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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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