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 welcome to our very first Showcase Sunday in 2013! *does a little celebratory dance around her desk*
First things first: as you can see we have a brand new Showcase Sunday button for the new year so feel free to use it if you’re doing a SS post and you like it. (you can open and download the original size from here or you can even use this banner)
Sanctuary Line by Jane Urquhart (for review)
This Body of Death by Elizabeth George (purchased)
League of Strays by L.B. Schulman (from the publisher)
Vortex by Julie Cross (for review)
In the Gold of Time by Claudie Gallay (for review)
SCREAM! My copy of Vortex has finally arrived! I’ve two exams next week so I won’t be able to pick it up for a while but still.
At least I can stare at it. Is anyone else reading it at the moment?
You may remember that I reviewed League of Strays a few months ago since I was part of the official blog tour and I really enjoyed this book. When the hardbacks came out, Lisa and the publishers were lovely enough to send all of us a copy so a massive thank you goes to them. Thank you! In the Gold of Time and Sanctuary Line arrived just before Christmas (talk about great timing, eh?) so thank you to Quercus for the lovely surprise (again) . I’m not familiar with these two authors but they do sound interesting so I’ll be looking forward to reading it.
As for Christmas presents, I didn’t get any books – it’s sort of a family tradition, actually. No one really knows what type of books I like or which ones I haven’t read yet so I almost always get book vouchers instead. So a few days after Christmas I went to one of our local bookshops and picked up this Elizabeth George mystery which I can’t WAIT to read. I’ve heard so many great things about her books and even though I do own the very first book in this series, I haven’t had time to read it yet. So now’s the time to finally pick it up!
Downloaded for Kindle
(click on the covers to check out the synopsis)
Well, I went a bit crazy with ebooks in the past few weeks: but most of these books have been on my wishlist for a pretty long time and it was Christmas so surely they don’t count, do they?
they SO do. I jut HAD to read the first few pages of Wanderlove after I downloaded the book and I love it already. I can’t wait to read it! And er… yes, can you say I’ve been reading lots of thrillers lately? I’ve never actually read anything by Gardner, Bruce or Ahlborn but I’ve heard great things about all three books so I’m pretty excited about reading them. The Neighbors especially – some of the Goodreads reviews were really good!
I know Christmas is over but I haven’t showed you these lovely cards yet: the first one is from Karin @ Life of Karin – and look! She also sent me this super cool bookmark which I absolutely adore. I think this is my favourite bookmark so far. It’s so cute – and so me! The second one is from Pragya @ Reviewing Shelf and the third one is from Books and the City and it’s signed by some of their authors, including Ali Harris and Milly Johnson. Eeeeeeek! And I got another one from the lovely Faye but it arrived the day after I took these photos so I’ll show it to you next time Thank you so much for thinking of me and for your lovely messages guys!
Well, that’s it, I think. What did you guys get in the past few weeks? How was your first week of 2013?
If you did a Showcase Sunday post, make sure to link up below – and feel free to leave me some comment love, you know I love reading them! PS. I’ll probably be MIA in the next few days due to my exams but I’ll be back soon. Take care everyone and see you soon! x