Showcase Sunday #76

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! How are you? I’m still a bit tired after another hectic (but pretty damn good) Saturday. I think I mentioned it last week but Milena and I went to see Miranda Hart at the O2 yesterday, which was SO much fun. I love Miranda and I’m pretty sure I’ve seen all the episodes of her show at least 15 times, so seeing her live for the first time and in front of such a huge audience was amazing. Did anyone else see the show?

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Showcase Sunday #76
Anybody Out There? | One Day | Revolutionary Road | Arms Wide Open | Just What Kind of Mother Are You?
Amity & Sorrow | The Facts of Life and Death

Book-wise, I had a pretty busy week. I popped into one of our local charity shops again and found One Day by David Nicholls and an almost brand new copy of Marian Keyes’s Anybody Out There? for 50p. Being a huge Marian fan, I have all of her books already, but I had to leave them at my parents’ house when I moved out. And since I can’t resist a bargain and I prefer these Penguin editions anyway (the other copy I have is the US hardback edition, I think) I had to have it.

Revolutionary Road, a signed copy of Just What Kind of Mother Are You? and Amity & Sorrow were giveaway wins from Lindsay at The Little Reader Library. Tom Winter’s newest book, Arms Wide Open is the only review book this week. I absolutely loved his previous novel so I have very high hopes for this one. And last but not least, Belinda Bauer’s newest was kindly sent to me by crime fiction writer extraordinaire, Sharon Bolton.

Thanks, Lindsay, Constable & Robinson and Sharon!

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32 Responses to “Showcase Sunday #76”

  1. Amanda says:

    If you haven’t read it before, you’re going to love One Day. It’s so well written, I could’t put it down. :) I need to start searching more charity shops, you always seem to get such bargains!

    I received Amity and Sorrow last month too, haven’t gotten around to it yet, but I think it’ll be a good one! :)

    I’m glad you had an amazing time seeing Miranda! :) x
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  2. Jasprit says:

    I always love a good bargain, I can never resist one even though I have tons of books. I’ve been meaning to read One Day for ages now, I can’t wait to see what you think! I hope you enjoy all your reads! :)
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  3. Zarina says:

    I’m so pleased to hear you had a great time at Miranda Hart yesterday! I just saw your mug Tweet and oh my *covets*

    I have read Arms Wide Open and loved it, hope you do too. I find Tom Winter’s novels so different and memorable.
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    • Vicky says:

      So glad you liked it! Tom definitely has a unique writing style – it’s very different from the other books I read but it makes him (and his books) more memorable. :)

  4. Leah says:

    Ahhh I grabbed One Day too! :). Also, got that book to get posted for you as well so will get on that soon. Glad you loved Miranda! Was lovely to meet you!

    xx
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  5. Pili says:

    It’s so hard to resist a good book bargain!
    Happy reading, Vicky!
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  6. Jessica @ a GREAT read says:

    OOh nice! Those are all totally new to me! Hope you enjoy each and every one of them!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  7. Ahh I love charity shop finds. I have One Day too but it’s sad on my shelf for soo long. I really need to get round to reading it! Great haul – happy reading :)
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  8. It looks like you’ve got some brilliant books this week – charity shop finds are awesome, you can come across some real gems. I hope you enjoy your new books and have a great week.
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  9. You had an absolutely fabulous book week, Vicky!
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  10. Alex :) says:

    nothing better than charity shop picks, you are gonna get addicted my dear! :)

    The only book I recognise from this is One Day. I have had it on the TBR for a bit so I am gonna have to pick it up soon! :)

    Great haul hun and have a good week! :) xxx
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  11. Sounds like you had a great week! Happy Reading!
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  12. Brittany says:

    Anybody has to my favourite of her books. Oh the tears. But I love it.
    One Day is also one of my favourite books.
    I haven’t read any of the others. But great week, Vicky!
    Happy reading!
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  13. Missie says:

    Anybody out there looks cool! Great haul!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings
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  14. Ah, nice haul! I have heard so much about One Day, I have to pick it up sometime, everyone’s praising it.
    And yay for Miramda! I saw the pic, it was packed! Glad you had a nice time :)

    Happy reading!

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  15. Ellie says:

    Anybody Out There? is my favourite Marian Keyes! Amity & Sorrow is fantastic too.
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  16. Oooh! Lots of great books this week!
    I’ve had One Day sitting on my bookcase for ages and I wanted to read it before I watched the film, but I ended up watching it anyways. I’m still looking forward to the book because I’ve heard it’s really good.
    Is Anybody Out There? sounds really good! I haven’t read any of Marian Keyes books yet, but I really want to.
    Great haul, Vicky! Happy reading :D
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  17. Miranda Hart at the O2 sounds like a lot of fun :) I love used book stores, I can never resist a good bargain. Happy reading :)
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  18. Joyousreads says:

    I found myself at a used book store yesterday as well, and found some vintage Penguins (orange paperbacks). They’re a bit more than usual, but I’m a collector.

    Anyway, I hope you’ll enjoy these books!
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  19. Courtney says:

    Ooooo I’ve been meaning to read One Day sometime! Hope you enjoy all of your new books! :D
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  20. Jo says:

    Great haul, Vicky! I’ve only read one Marian Keyes novel (Last Chance Saloon I think? Or have I got the wrong author? I know I’ve read SOMETHING by her), and it was awesome! Not picked anything else up though, I don’t know why. Happy reading! :)
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    • Vicky says:

      Nope, that’s her. :) I haven’t read that one yet. If you’re in the mood for another MK novel, read The Brightest Star in the Sky – I absolutely loved that one.

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