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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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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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