Showcase Sunday #13

Hello and welcome to Showcase Sunday. 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.

This week on Books, Biscuits, and Tea

♦ On Monday I was talking about whether bloggers should charge authors for favourable reviews
♦ On Wednesday I reviewed Niamh Greene’s A Message to Your Heart
♦ On Friday I reviewed Joanna Kavenna’s Come to the Edge

Incoming books

Showcase Sunday #13♦ Who I Kissed by Janet Gurtler (won)
♦ Lost Girls by Ann Kelley (won)
♦ The First Time I Saw Your Face by Hazel Osmond (for review)
♦ The Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie (purchased)

Another great week, filled with some lovely surprises! Apart from our monthly book club read (Agatha Christie) I’m doing my best not to buy any more books until I read at least some of my review copies/books from my TBR pile. So imagine my surprise when The First Time I Saw Your Face landed on my doorstep early this week, followed by a package from The Book Belles.

Montana and the rest of the Book Belles team organised a 4th of July giveaway on their blog and I won! I was lucky enough to pick 2 books from their ARC pile, and I went for Who I Kissed and Lost Girls. I can’t wait to read them – thanks so much, Montana! :) And a massive thank you to Quercus for the review copy and their continued support!

So that’s it guys! What did you get this week? Make sure to leave a link to your own Showcase Sunday post in the linky below so that we can visit you back – and feel free to leave a comment after linking up! Have a lovely weekend xxx


46 Responses to “Showcase Sunday #13”

  1. Olivia says:

    The First Time I Saw Your Face looks really good. I’ll have to add that to my TBR list! Lots of great books! :)
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  2. Love the sound of your books this week- congratulations on your book wins!
    I read your fantastic post on Monday about bloggers charging for nice reviews- it made my blood boil. I didn’t know that this went on, it gives bloggers a bad name.
    Anyway, enjoy all your new books- have a fantastic week.
    Sally@Always Lost in Stories recently posted..Showcase Sunday 22nd July 2012My Profile

  3. Meg K. says:

    Great haul as usual, Vicky! I’ve been hearing lots of things about LOST GIRLS, so I can’t wait to hear your opinion on that one! The others look really good, too. :D

    Enjoy all your marvelous books!
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  4. Nobonita says:

    Oooh!Lucky you!Happy Sunday! :)
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  5. Nikki says:

    I love the cover of the Agatha Christie novel. I haven’t read any Christie in ages. Might have to have a binge! Hehe.

    Hope you enjoy them all!
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  6. Some fantastic books this week, Vicky! Congrats on the wins & I hope you enjoy all these pretties! :)
    Carly @ Fiction Fascination recently posted..Showcase Sunday #9My Profile

  7. Great books although I’ve never heard of them. It’s great when we win books I was lucky enough to win books this week too :) Hope you enjoy your new books :)
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  8. Kelsey says:

    Congrats on the books you won! Adding them to Good reads :) Have a good week!
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  9. Such a great haul this week! I really want to read Who I Kissed and The First Time I Saw Your Face so I look forward to reading your reviews :)
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  10. Mel S says:

    Lost Girls sounds great – I can’t wait to hear your reviews! I haven’t read any Agatha Christie for ages…perhaps I should try to revisit her. I used to love Poirot and zee leetle grey cells…
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  11. Katja says:

    Wow! I missed your post on Monday, that’s a shocker. How disappointing.
    On a happier note, congrats on your win, the books look really interesting.
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  12. Auggie says:

    “Lost Girls” has been one that I’ve been eying lately. What great surprises! I’m glad you had such a great book week!
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  13. Jessica@a GREAT read says:

    OOh nice! Haven’t heard of those but I hope you enjoy them all!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  14. Lost girl looks great! :D Happy reading! ^^
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  15. Theta Sigma @ Resolution Corner says:

    Hi Vicky

    Must admit that I haven’t heard of these, apart from the “Christie” book… really going to have to start collecting them in Kindle form at some point.

    Hope you enjoy them all.
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  16. Melissa says:

    Great wins this week! Enjoy them all especially the Christie!
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  17. kit says:

    Your books look great this week! I hope you enjoy Murder on the Links – I haven’t seen that cover before, but I really like it (my copy was quite old and not quite so colourful!).
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  18. Zoe @ Bookhi says:

    The First Time I Saw Your Face looks really good – I hope you enjoy that plus all your others! A book club sounds so much fun :) xx

  19. It’s wonderful to hear that you won Who I Kissed and Lost Girls! And you have to tell me if you like The Murder on the Links. :) The First Time I Saw Your Face definitely sounds interesting although I don’t think it’s available in North America as of yet. :( Have a lovely week.
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  20. Cayce says:

    I love the new cover design of The Murder on the Links. The version I have is simply green, and not very interesting looking.
    Enjoy your books! :)
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  21. It looks like you’ve got some awesome books. I haven’t read any of them, but Agatha Christie (from the few I’ve read) does write a brilliant book. I hope you enjoy them, and manage to get through a bit of your TBR pile.
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  22. Oooh Lost Girls looks very interesting, will be looking forward to seeing what you think of it! I hope you enjoy all your new books :)
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  23. McKenna says:

    Great books! The Lost Girls sounds really good! I hope you enjoy all of your new reads!

    My IMM- http://youngatheartbookblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/in-my-mailbox-16.html

    McKenna :)

  24. Wow, the cover of Lost Girls just sucks me right in and makes me want to know what the book is about. I think I’ll have to check it out!
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  25. The other day I was in my local charity store looking at the books on display in the window. There was a big pile of Agatha Christie books, all hardcovers and I was trying to remember who loves her books and bang it came to me; you! Haha! Anyway, great books this week. Well done on winning the giveaway, looks like you bagged some good books to read! Enjoy!

    -Becca@Lost in Thought
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  26. Morgan says:

    Great books! I want to read Who I Kissed so bad! I haven’t heard of The First Time I Saw Your Face, but it looks really good!!
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  27. The First Time I Saw your Face looks really good. Added it in my TBR list :D And Who I Kissed sounds great, too, although I’m curious about how a peanut sandwich can kill someone o.O
    Hope you enjoy your new books! :D
    Beatriz @ AWWIP recently posted..Showcase Sunday #3My Profile

  28. I’m reading Lost Girls right now and it is not very good…… sad to say LOL! Maybe it will get better? Hopefully you’ll have a better time with it than I did!! Enjoy all your books!

    Anna @ Literary Exploration
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  29. Tiffany Drew says:

    Awesome books! Each one of those looks like a great read. I’m anxious to get my hands on Lost Girls so I’ll be looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it :) Hope you love all your new reads!
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  30. Paige says:

    Who I Kissed looks so good! I signed up for an ARC tour and I’m wicked excited to get it. I’ve heard awesome things about it. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week. Here’s my IMM =)

    http://paigebradish1996.blogspot.com/2012/07/in-my-mailbox-45.html

    ~Paige @ Comfort Books
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  31. Lucky you for winning WHO I KISSED! I loved IF I TELL and can’t wait to read this book. Thanks for dropping by my IMM!

    Kris
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  32. Cool haul! Thanks for stopping by at my blog :)
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  33. michelle says:

    Some good books this week, I love the cover for Lost Girls and congrats on the win!!!!!

    Check out my haul
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  34. Jenna says:

    Great haul! The first time I saw ur face looks good, i love the title! :)
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  35. Rosie says:

    Loving the cover of the Agatha Christie book, Vicky.

    I’ve had quite a haul this week too: The Best Kind of Mail

    -Rosie
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  36. Dani C. says:

    Awesome haul this week! I have already added it to my TBR list.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Dani

  37. LOST GIRLS looks soooo good! I love that it’s being compared to LOST and LORD OF THE FLIES … looks great!

    Enjoy all your reading!
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  38. I need to check out The First Time I Saw Your Face. Also, I have Who I Kissed, sounds like a fun read!

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile
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  39. Sandee says:

    I am just starting this! :D
    This would be my first meme!

    Btw! I am so going to be putting that book up on my to-read pile!
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  40. I haven’t read or heard of any of these books so thanks for introducing me to them. :) Great haul.
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  41. Congratulations and happy reading!

    P.S. would love to see you to a Showcase Sunday video! x
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  42. Book buying bans are always interesting to try and keep to… you got some good books. I’ve never read any Christie books-I think I need to though!
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  44. Congrats on your win!! They all seem like great books :)
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