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Showcase Sunday #76

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’m still a bit tired after another hectic (but pretty damn good) Saturday. I think I mentioned it last week but Milena and I went to see Miranda Hart at the O2 yesterday, which was SO much fun. I love Miranda and I’m pretty sure I’ve seen all the episodes of her show at least 15 times, so seeing her live for the first time and in front of such a huge audience was amazing. Did anyone else see the show?

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Showcase Sunday #76
Anybody Out There? | One Day | Revolutionary Road | Arms Wide Open | Just What Kind of Mother Are You?
Amity & Sorrow | The Facts of Life and Death

Book-wise, I had a pretty busy week. I popped into one of our local charity shops again and found One Day by David Nicholls and an almost brand new copy of Marian Keyes’s Anybody Out There? for 50p. Being a huge Marian fan, I have all of her books already, but I had to leave them at my parents’ house when I moved out. And since I can’t resist a bargain and I prefer these Penguin editions anyway (the other copy I have is the US hardback edition, I think) I had to have it.

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Showcase Sunday #75

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? Mine was pretty hectic and next week’s going to be even busier (not that I’m complaining). I’m going to an author event at Drink, Shop & Do on Tuesday and invited a couple of blogger friends to join me: Leah from Uncorked Thoughts, Ula from Blog of Erised and Faye from A Daydreamer’s Thoughts. Faye and I know each other already but I haven’t met Leah and Ula in the flesh before. I’ve “known” all three of them pretty much ever since I started blogging so I CAN’T. WAIT. :D On Saturday I’m off to the O2 to see Miranda Hart’s live show with Milena from The Damsel in Disgrace and going out for dinner with another friend of mine. I’ve no idea how I’m going to squeeze some reading in but… oh well. What are your plans for next week?

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Ghostwritten by Isabel Wolff
Ghostwritten by Isabel Wolff - signed

Only one book this week but considering how much time I’ll have in the next couple of weeks and how many unread books I have, it’s probably good news. Many thanks to Isabel for the signed review copy of Ghostwritten!

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Showcase Sunday #74

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? Are you having a nice weekend? I’m having a lazy day for a change. I went into town yesterday and ended up going shopping (I fell in love with a cute little dress) but today is all about reading. I might have to go and buy some snacks but other than that, I’m staying in bed with my book and my cup of tea, thank you. :D

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Showcase Sunday #74Sleepyhead | Looking for Alaska

Both of this week’s books are charity shop finds: I went to Stratford-upon-Avon with a friend last weekend and we went into one of the local charity shops on Sunday, where I found a copy of Mark Billingham’s Sleepyhead. It was only £1.45 and I’ve been meaning to check out his books for a while, so I couldn’t leave it there.

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Showcase Sunday #73

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.

Aloha! How are you all? Did you have a nice week? Mine seemed agonizingly slow for some reason. I don’t know if it’s the weather (unlike last week, we didn’t see much sunshine here) or something else but I thought this week would never end. The only thing that cheered me up was that a friend and I are on a weekend break. :D By the time you read this post I’ll be somewhere in rainy Warwickshire, probably in Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare’s birthplace) doing touristy things. I was hoping for a bit of sunshine but the weather forecast is looking pretty grim, to be honest. What are your weekend plans?

I actually only got one book this week but as soon as I posted last week’s Showcase Sunday, I realised I forgot to show you two books I got earlier that week. Oh well, better late than never!

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Signed tote bag

Silent Saturday | A Pleasure and a Calling | The Little Old Lady Who Broke All The Rules

The first book I forgot to show you is Silent Saturday by Helen Grant, which was a review copy from Pan Macmillan and which is the first book in the Forbidden Spaces trilogy. It’s a YA mystery/thriller, which is great because I don’t get to read YA crime fiction too often. The Goodreads reviews seem quite promising so I’m hoping it’s a good book.

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Showcase Sunday #72

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? How was your week? I’m so sorry I missed last week’s post – a friend and I went to Dover on Saturday (we ended up walking 11 miles uphill but it was totally worth it, the coast is beautiful and the weather was gorgeous! I mean, 20 degrees in early March! In England!) and I was completely exhausted by the time I got home. We met up for lunch in London the next day and I was in such a hurry that I didn’t have time to write my post before I left. So… I have two weeks worth of books to show you today. *drumroll* Ready?

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Showcase Sunday #72

Wedding Night | Fangirl | Landline
Forty Days without Shadow
| Astonish Me | The Way Back Home

Lots of exciting books this week, including three review books I wasn’t expecting at all and the new Sophie Kinsella book! Sophie has been one of my favourite authors ever since I was about 15 so her new book went to the very top of my wish list when it first came out. I managed to find a relatively cheap edition on The Book Depository and pre-ordered it some time last year – and it’s finally here! I’ve been trying to catch up on my review books in the past few months but now that I have my copy of Wedding Night, I might have to put those ARCs aside for a couple of days… :D

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Showcase Sunday #71

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.

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Showcase Sunday #71

Skeletons | Fracture | A Dark and Twisted Tide | The Lost | The Dead Ground

I had another fantastic week book-wise. I met Zarina from Page to Stage Reviews on Wednesday afternoon and she gave me her copy of Jane Fallon’s Skeletons. Zarina was pretty disappointed with it, but I loved both Getting Rid of Matthew and Got You Back so fingers crossed I have better luck with it. Then, the lovely Transworld team sent me a copy of Sharon Bolton’s newest novel, A Dark and Twisted Tide. I’m a huge fan of Sharon’s work (you might remember me raving about the first two Lacey Flint books for WEEKS) so being able to read the fourth one right now and not having to wait another two months or so pretty much made my year. Thanks so much to Alison for the review copy and for making me one happy blogger!

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Showcase Sunday #70

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? Are you ready for the last week in February? (Seriously, where did this month go?!) I won’t say I’m sad to see good ol’ February go but it’s insane how fast the past few weeks have passed by. I have some really exciting things planned for March, though, so next weekend can’t come soon enough. :D As for new books… I have some really lovely stuff to show you this week!

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Showcase Sunday #70

Unravelling Oliver | Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock

Two fantastic review books this week – Unravelling Oliver is a soon-to-be-released psychological thriller from Penguin Ireland (which sounds right up my street) and… well, I don’t think Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock needs an introduction. It’s been on my wish list ever since I read the synopsis a few months ago and I’m pretty sure it’s going to be an amazing read. :) Many thanks to Penguin and Headline for the books!

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