Showcase Sunday #29 – The One With Winter Wonderland

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.

Hello amigos – how are you on this cold winter morning? How was your week? I’ve had another crazy week at uni (including staying up until 3 a.m to finish reading a book for class, writing a 2000-word essay the night before the actual deadline and other equally ‘pleasant’ things) so this weekend was all about sleeping, sleeping and even more sleeping. The good news is that we only have two more weeks left from this term – thank goodness! The bad news is, however, that I still won’t have much time for reading for fun, since endterms are coming up and my exams start in January. Boo! I don’t think I’ll take a blogging break but I won’t be able to read more or post more reviews than I did in the past few weeks. :(

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In other news, I did get something nice this week! After realizing that a) I’ve waaaay more books than my hectic schedule allows me to read and b) my to-be-reviewed pile is insane I’m sort of on a book buying/requesting ban again. BUT! Hodder & Stoughton and Belinda Jones had this fun competition on Facebook a few weeks ago where you had to submit a question for Belinda and she picked the 10 best/most fun/creative ones who won the goody bag above. And I was one of the lucky winners! I’m SO excited about Winter Wonderland since I’ve head lots of great things about it. And I LOVE cookie cutters. Just love them. I know what I’ll be doing next weekend ;) Thank you Belinda (and Hodder)!

Also, if you’re looking for some nice Christmassy books, check out the new ‘Books for Christmas‘ feature above – I update it daily and there are quite a lot of freebies as well. (Just scroll all the way down to the bottom)

How was your week? What did you guys get? Make sure to leave a link to your own Showcase Sunday post in the linky below and feel free to leave a comment after linking up and I’ll visit you back asap! Lots of love x


33 Responses to “Showcase Sunday #29 – The One With Winter Wonderland”

  1. Looks like a very chrismassy read- Enjoy!
    Good luck with the uni work, don’t get too stressed!
    :)
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    • Vicky says:

      I’ll try :) I’m trying to keep in mind that I only have a few months left and then I’m free. And the first term is almost over, so I’m halfway there already.

      Thanks Sally! I’m on my way to check out your book haul now. x

  2. Winter Wonderland sounds really cute! :) Congrats on winning it! And I love cookie cutters as well, my mom had ones in all kinds of shapes when I was a kid :)
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  3. Kelsey says:

    Congrats on winning, that books looks awesome and I love the cookie cutters! I need to get more shapes for my cookies, next year I plan to make lots for Christmas :) Have a god week!
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  4. Jasprit says:

    Oh I adore your cookie cutters Vicky you can bake and read this fab book at the same time! I went into the Disney store the other day and they had these adorable Mickey Mouse cookie cutters I couldn’t resist as they come with a cookie making mix too! I only have one week of work to go and then I can snuggle away from the cold weather! Hope you get the chance to rest soon! Good luck with all your work! :)
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  5. Love the look of Winter Wonderland. Perfect for the holidays! Good luck with school this next two weeks
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  6. Jessica@a GREAT read says:

    OOh nice! Haven’t heard of this one! But it’s nice to read Holiday books at the right holiday time! Happy Reading!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. Mel S says:

    Just keep thinking ahead to the end of term! Hopefully you can take a nice break and catch up on your reading then…
    And that win from Belinda Jones is so cute…it would encourage me to do some festive baking! :-)
    Hopefully this week will be a little calmer for you.
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  8. Yay, for the last couple of semester weeks. My uni schedule is the same, two more weeks of insanity and then the exams begin on January 10th. I just hope you get to relax during xmas. It’s my busiest time of the year but also the most fun one. :)
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  9. Cayce says:

    I ❤ cookie cutters too! They are great for gingerbread cookies :)

    And I want Winter Wonderland just for the cover! So pretty!
    Happy reading and good luck with your exams! :)
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  10. Tiffany Drew says:

    I love that cover! I know how you feel, my TBR and review piles are out of control. But I did buy more books this week so I can only blame myself. Hope you enjoy this book!
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  11. The cookie cutters look lovely and I like the cover of Winter Wonderland. Hope you’re having a pleasant weekend catching up on your sleep. Take care!
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  12. Zoe @ Bookhi says:

    Aw, the book looks like such a fun read! I love cookie cutters too, if I could cook they would be perfect, haha;) Good luck with uni work, and enjoy your weekend off! x

  13. Michelle says:

    Congrats on your win, I have seen Winter Wonderland on a few blogs so I will have to check it out and find out more about it.

    Check out my haul
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  14. Congratulations, what a fun goodie bag! :D I love the cover from Winter Wonderland. Good luck with school Vicky. I know how you feel. I have a very busy week coming up.
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  15. Rachel says:

    Good luck on your exams Vicky! I know what you mean about being busy with school work; I have two big test this week for school.

    :) Enjoy Winter wonderland! congrats on winning the competition!
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  16. Katja says:

    Enjoy! And I love cookie cutters too :)
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  17. What a cute looking book! It sounds like a good one too! Congrats, enjoy your new read and good luck on your exams :)
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  18. Pragya says:

    Pretty book and adore those cookie cutters! Btw what was your winning question?
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  19. I remembered today that I wanted to do some Christmas baking. Will have to get on that!
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  20. Octavia says:

    I have to get me some cute Christmas-y books before it’s too late.

    see what I grabbed this week at Read. Sleep. Repeat. Showcase Sunday.

  21. I have this one to read to and hope I can get to it before Christmas! Hope you enjoy this one :)
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  22. Molli says:

    Ahh. That looks like an adorable read. :) And cookie cutters – how cute!

  23. Mama J says:

    You have no choice but to make festive cookies now – yay!

    Good luck with your exams :-)
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  24. That is the prettiest cover! I love it!

    I do really love a holiday read … it just seems weird to be reading about zombies or vampires during the holidays!
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