Showcase Sunday #21

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

I’ve had quite an exhausting first week at uni but thank God I’ve no classes on Mondays so I’ll have some time to catch up with blogging and reading at weekends. :) As for posts,

♦ I posted about going back to university on Monday and explained why I won’t be around as much as I used to
♦ On Wednesday, I posted a pre-blogoversary interview in which you get to interview me (you still have time to send in your questions – I’ll answer them next week)
♦ And I reviewed Marian Keyes’ newest book, The Mystery of Mercy Close on Friday.

Incoming books

Deon Meyer books

Dead Before Dying by Deon Meyer
Dead at Daybreak by Deon Meyer
Heart of the Hunter by Deon Meyer
Devil’s Peek by Deon Meyer
Blood Safari by Deon Meyer
Thirteen Hours by Deon Meyer
Trackers by Deon Meyer

I received an enormous box of books the other day, filled with a set of Deon Meyer books. Hodder & Stoughton had a competition going on on their website and I was one of the lucky winners. I still can’t believe it!! The crime fiction fan in me wants to put everything aside and start reading them right now but I still have quite a lot of review copies to read first, so they’ll have to wait… Has anyone read anything by Meyer? His books have been on my wishlist for a while but I haven’t managed to read any of his books yet. They sound great, though! I can’t wait to read them. :) And again, a massive thank you goes to Hodder for sending me this set. Thank you, thank you!

What have you been up to this week? Have you got anything nice? Make sure to link up your own Showcase Sunday post in the linky below and feel free to leave a comment after linking up. See you all tomorrow!



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54 Responses to “Showcase Sunday #21”

  1. Theta Sigma says:

    Firstly, congratulations on your prize. I can imagine that you’re going to be very busy reading all them.

    I haven’t read any of Meyer’s books and I look forward to seeing your reviews. (It’s good that not only do you win books, but also books that you’ve been looking to read).

    Enjoy. :)
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  2. Mel S says:

    Congratulations on your win!! That’s a great prize! I hope they are good reads – I have to confess I’ve never heard of Deon Meyer before but I want to try some now! :-)
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  3. Pragya says:

    I haven’t read anything by that author but the books do look good. Envying you. ;)

    Happy reading.
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  4. Kat B says:

    Ooooohhh so many books – must have been exciting opening them all!

    Enjoy :-D
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  5. You are so lucky for winning all these books, they seem great even though I never read any of Meyer’s books. Enjoy :)
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  6. Oh, congrats on your win, Vicky! I haven’t read these but they sound interesting. I hope you enjoy them all! :)
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  7. Congrats on winning all those books, Vicky! I haven’t heard of this author before, but I hope you enjoy them. :)
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  8. Ellie says:

    That’s a lot of Meyer. I love finding new to me established series that you can get stuck right into. Haven’t read any before so will look forward to your thoughts.
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  9. Daphne says:

    Congratulations on winning that amazing box of books! Also, good luck with University, hope it all goes well :)
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  10. Ah, so good you don’t have Uni on Monday. I have practical class from 1-6 pm every Monday :( But I can totally relate how you feel about busy Uni life! :)
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    • Vicky says:

      Oh dear, you have quite a long Monday ahead of you :( Best of luck!! I had evening classes in the previous term (well, at least most of them were) and it was so exhausting!

  11. Celine says:

    Great win! Those books look amazing (: I hope you enjoy them
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  12. Jasprit says:

    Oh the Meyer books sound fantastic! Congratulations on the win! and happy reading! :)
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  13. Woww so many books!!! I wish I could win a big box of books *sigh* Enjoy reading them! :D
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  14. Alex says:

    Congrats on winning a big box of books! I love bookish competitions! :)

    I have never read anything by Meyer but having looked at a few synopsis’s they look great.

    Happy Reading!:)
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  15. Kelsey says:

    That’s awesome that you got a box of books! They look pretty cool too :)
    I’m glad you survived your first week at uni too, that can sometimes be the hardest.
    Have a good week and enjoy your Monday off!
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  16. Jessica@a GREAT read says:

    Ooh very nice win! I haven’t heard of this author, but I hope you enjoy all his books!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  17. Oh wow, grats on your box!
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  18. Marina says:

    I’m so jealous :) Deon Meyer is great writer. I’ve read only “13 hours” and I must say it is an amazing thriller. I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading. Expecting reviews.
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  19. Melissa says:

    What a fab prize:) Enjoy and Have a great week!
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  20. Paige says:

    I hope you enjoy everything you got this week!

    My IMM
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  21. Rachel says:

    Congrats on winning all those books! They look like mysteries but I’m not sure. I’ve never read that author’s work. Nice to get a series all in one though. :)
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  22. Kulsuma says:

    What a great set of books! Have fun reading all these crime books!

  23. Juhina says:

    Awesome books Vicky!! I love mystery novels and these look AWESOME!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  24. Wow!! That’s a great giveaway — congrats! I won one once from Simon & Schuster and they send me 5 books in a series, which was pretty awesome. :) Hope you can read them soon!

    Have a good week!
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  25. Zoe @ Bookhi says:

    Congrats on winning! I haven’t heard of these books before, but they look good. Happy reading! :-)

  26. Cayce says:

    Congrats on your fantastic win!!
    I haven’t heard of Deon Meyer before either, but I love crime novels :)
    Plus, it looks like these books are set in Africa – how unique!
    I’m really looking forward to read your reviews on them!

    Happy reading! :)
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  27. Henrietta says:

    Congrats on winning the books! Hope you’ll have a wonderful time enjoying them when you’re not as busy. Have a lovely week :)
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  28. Tiffany Drew says:

    Wow, what a fantastic box of goodies!!! I’m super jealous :P Hope you enjoy them all!
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  29. SweetMarie83 says:

    I think I’d faint from excitement if I ever got a whole box of books in the mail lol. I hadn’t heard of Deon Meyer before, but I hope you enjoy the books! xx
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  30. Wow, congrats!

    I’m actually going to start school tomorrow too. Gah! I’m so nervous yet excited for it! But, unlike you, I’ve still got 2-3 years left.
    Lili Lost in a Book recently posted..Showcase Sunday (#19)My Profile

  31. SaraEchelon5 says:

    I understand you so well! I’ve just started my 10th grade and I’m already SO busy with studying and homeworks that I have a few hours to spend for my blog D:
    Good luck with the University!

    Here’s my post
    Sara In Bookland
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  32. Congrats on your Deon Meyer books. I hope you enjoy them and happy reading ;)
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  33. Katja says:

    Not come across the author before, but I guess that’s unsurprising when most of the crime fiction I read was in my teens and came from Agatha Christie :)
    Look forward to your thoughts on them.
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  34. Megan K. says:

    Awesome haul! Though I’ve never read any of Deon Meyer’s books, they look interesting, and I can’t wait to hear what you think about them. :)

    Have a great week, Vicky!
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  35. Yay, for the win!!! I hope you enjoy. This is my first time seeing this series I will have to look into it further. Thanks for stopping by my STS:)

  36. Jasprit says:

    Congratulations on your blogoversary Vicky! I absolutely adore reading your blog posts! You’ve reached such a great milestone and I’m sure there’s many more yet to come! :)

  37. Ohhh what an amazing set of books. Hope you get time to read them soon.
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