Showcase Sunday #24

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.

Incoming books

Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte (library)
Ten by Gretchen McNeil (for Kindle)

I had another quiet week (two weeks, actually). I’m waiting for about 3 or 4 review copies at the moment and none of them have turned up yet. I don’t know what happened since they’ve been posted ages ago, but well… all I can do is wait, I suppose. :) Anyway, I had to borrow Agnes Grey from the library for one of my classes and I also decided to buy the Kindle version of Gretchen McNeil’s Ten. Ten has been on my wishlist for ages and I knew I wouldn’t be able to wait until it comes out in paperback next year, so I ordered the ebook. I’m really looking forward to reading it!

In other news, Halloween is just around the corner and I’ve some fun posts scheduled for the following week. Halloween week at Books, Biscuits, and Tea kicked off on Tuesday so make sure to check out my Top 5 Halloween Reads and my Top 5 list of creepy book covers if you’re interested! And as always, feel free to send me a link to your own Halloween related posts so that I can check them out.

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What did everyone get this week? Are you celebrating Halloween? Make sure to leave a link to your own Showcase Sunday post in the linky below and feel free to leave me some comment love after linking up. Have a great weekend!

55 Responses to “Showcase Sunday #24”

  1. I love these little Penguin Classic editions. I have several around here. Ten is a book I’m very excited about, I hope I’ll find the time to read it soon.
    Happy reading!

    • Vicky says:

      So do I. I’ve most of Jane Austen’s books and some other classics by Penguin, I really like them. And yes! I’m so excited about Ten. It must be a page-turner! :)

  2. Wow! I really like the Halloween edition of Showcase Sunday header!
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  3. I loved TEN. I had pre-ordered it. Couldn’t really wait to read it. I hope you love it too. I love what you did with the Showcase Sunday button for Halloween, really cute.
    Also great idea to make a seperate account just for your blog on twitter, I was thinking about it lately too, but still don’t know if it’s worth it. I am not much of a twitter user.
    Go read TEN, I want to read your thoughts on it :)
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    • Vicky says:

      Thanks V! :) Yeah, I just wanted a separate account where all I’m talking about is book/blog related stuff. I love Twitter and I use it quite a lot so I hope it won’t be a problem. I’m off to visit your blog now!

  4. Ooooh I would love Ten! I got so many awesome books the this week but blogger is being a serious pain so I am refusing to fight with it, lol! Will have to do 2 weeks next week. Enjoy! :)
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    • Vicky says:

      Again?! Oh dear… Blogger’s been just a pain in the butt lately :( (and this is why I’m so glad I switched to WP all those months ago)

  5. Kat B says:

    Ohhhhhhhhhh Ten. I still haven’t got to reading it yet, despite my stalkish pre-ordering tendencies. Soon!

    Have a great week V :)
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  6. Celine says:

    Ten sounds so great, I hope I can read it sometime soon. I love the Helloween theme! Sadly I won’t be celebrating Helloween this year, since all of my friends are going to some concert *shakes fist*

    Oh well, happy reading!
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  7. I’m quite curious about Ten. I’ve heard good things about it so far and look forward to seeing what you make of it. :) Nice haul!
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  8. I can’t wait to read Ten! It sounds amazing.

    Halloween isn’t very popular here in Australia but I am noticing a lot more marketing, overgrown pumpkins & themed items around our shops for it lately, lots of fun :)

    Happy reading!

    • Vicky says:

      Same here, unfortunately. It’s not v. popular here in Hungary either but there are some people who do celebrate it in some way. There’s no trick or treating, for example, but I always try to get together with friends and carve pumpkins, watch films or bake some Halloween cakes together. :)

  9. Mel S says:

    I hate that wait for books to arrive – when you know they’ve been sent but take ages to arrive on you doorstep! Hopefully you books will arrive soon! :-)
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  10. Petra says:

    I enjoyed Agnes Grey. It’s more in Austen style than Bronte. Hope you’ll like it, too. :)
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  11. I’ve been seeing Ten around a lot lately and it sounds really interesting :)
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  12. kit says:

    I’m tempted to read Ten, I’ve been desperately steering clear of reviews as I don’t want to accidentally read too much about it, or fall over a spoiler! I’m definitely intrigued by it, though.

    Hope you have a good Halloween, I am still debating what to wear to my friend’s costume party!
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  13. Kelsey says:

    I got Ten this week as well! I won it in a giveaway and can’t wait to read it :) Can’t wait to see your upcoming Halloween posts, and I’m following you on your new twitter account already! :D
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  14. Wow! Vicky, you got some brilliant books this week. I have seen Ten around it looks like a great book.I’d be interested to see what you think of it! :)

    I’ve been on your SS for a while and I love it.

    So here’s My SS If you would like to stop by! :)
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  15. Jessica@a GREAT read says:

    OOoh interesting! Seeing a lot of Ten lately! Hope you enjoy your new reads!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  16. I’m very excited for Ten. It sounds like a good, scary mystery :D I’m looking forward to see your review and I hope you like it! Happy reading!
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  17. SaraEchelon5 says:

    Ten is on my wishlist; I can’t wait to have a Kindle to buy ebooks!! Hope to receive it for my birthday! :P

    Have a great weekend!
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  18. Ellie says:

    I do want to read Ten but I really need to cut down on the book in-take for a while. Enjoy!
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  19. Melissa says:

    I read Ten a last week and it was enjoyable but I think predictable for those of us who’ve read the Christie! Hope you anjoy it and the Bronte!
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    • Vicky says:

      It is? Uh-oh. You mean… is it like And Then There Were None, or is it simply predictable if you’ve read Christie’s books?
      Now I’m REALLY curious. :D

  20. Megan K. says:

    You got TEN! :O I’m really DYING to read that book, but I’ve been all out on pocket-money recently, so I’m going to have to control my spendings from now on…

    I really hope you enjoy it, but either way, I can’t wait to hear what you think!

    P.S. Really love the new SS meme picture! Halloween, eh? :P
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  21. Theta Sigma says:

    Hi Vicky,

    Firstly, love the special version of the banner for Hallowe’en. Just nicely captures the spookiness of the season.

    Envious of you being able to get Ten for the Kindle. It’s still in Hardcover only format in the UK and I’d really like to give it a whirl.

    Best wishes and happy reading.
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    • Vicky says:

      Aw. Isn’t it available for Kindle yet? Boo. Yeah, Amazon won’t let me use the UK site for Kindle downloads which comes in handy sometimes. Thank God the US site already has it. :)

  22. Zoe @ Bookhi says:

    I really want to read TEN, it looks great! And yay for Anne Bronte :-) and I now follow you on Twitter, whoop! x

  23. Ooh I haven’t heard much about Ten so will definitely need to check this one out :) I’m looking forward to Halloween. We’re having a little party as a family mainly for my little niece and nephew :)
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  24. Leah says:

    Aww, the Brontes :). I have a compilation of their works which desperately needs reading!
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  25. Angie says:

    Aw, the Halloween banner is so cute! I’m going to need to use it next week! :D
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  26. Henrietta says:

    I haven’t read any books by Anne Brontë. If it’s more like Austen’s style, maybe I’ll check them out.

    Just curious… would you be baking pumpkin cookies for Halloween?

    Have a lovely week :)
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  27. SweetMarie83 says:

    I’ve been hearing great things about Ten. I want to read it but I’m kind of scared lol.
    When I saw you’d followed me on Twitter from your new account, I realized how much I’ve missed talking to you lately! I think about you often, and I get your blog updates via email, but we haven’t actually talked in ages! <3

    Here's my book haul if you’d like to see what I got this week. :-)
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    • Vicky says:

      I know!! Everyone keeps saying how scared they were while they were reading it. :| But it makes me want to read it even more!

      And yes, I know. We haven’t talked in ages… I miss talking to my slow reader buddy!

  28. Laura says:

    I had a slow week too. I’v heard good things about Ten. I want to get my hands on that one. My link is above.

    Laura’s Adventures in Bookland

  29. Pragya says:

    Ah, Ten! Have heard good things about it. Will look forward to what you think of it.
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  30. Tiffany Drew says:

    I got Ten this week too! Doesn’t it look awesome? I can’t wait to finally read it. I’ll be looking forward to reading what you think of it :)
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  31. Doctor's Notes says:

    The Ten sounds so cool. Awesome you are now on twitter too.

    • Vicky says:

      Actually, I’ve been on Twitter since 2009 but my blog hasn’t got a separate account up until now. :) I just wanted to separate my blog related and personal tweets.

  32. I have been dying to get Ten, I hear it’s really good; Happy reading!
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  33. I recently read Ten and enjoyed it, the ending was a complete shocker! Hope you enjoy your new books :)
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