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! Guess what – I’m back! 🙂 I don’t know whether you remember all those family/university related things that I mentioned a few weeks ago and which made my life pretty hectic lately. Well, the good news is, I’m graduating in 2 weeks’ time so things are finally starting to calm down a bit. I still have my two final exams left (28 May and 4 June) so I might be a bit slow at responding to your comments and stuff, but I’m here and I’m ready to get down to business. Huzzah!
Since I didn’t do a book haul post in the past two weeks, I think, I have quite a lot of stuff to show you. Ready? Here we go.
Both of these books were unsolicited review copies I received about two weeks ago. You may remember that I actually read and reviewed Come to the Edge last summer when it first came out in hardback and I absolutely loved it. It’s been one of my favourite books ever since and it still cracks me up. The paperback edition you can see here was published last week and – here comes the best bit – not only does it have a strikingly red cover, its edges are red too! Anyway, it’s a brilliant book so make sure to pick it up if you haven’t read it yet. I haven’t had time to read The Longest Holiday yet but I’ve heard great things about it on Twitter so I hope it’s a good one. Thank you, Quercus and Simon & Schuster!
Oh hello, lovely crime books! These were all book swaps and are – thank goodness – in a relatively good condition too. The Kathy Reichs book is the second book in a series so I’m still looking for book #1, as well as the second book in Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta series. (these are book #1 and #3)
Long story short, my birthday was on the 16th and even though I decided to treat myself to three books from Awesome Books, they haven’t arrived yet. BUT! Tom Winter, author of one of my most anticipated books of 2013, messaged me a couple of weeks ago saying that he knew his book was on my wishlist and asked me to send him my address so that he could send me a copy. And this is how I ended up getting a gorgeous signed copy of Lost & Found just about a week before my birthday. Saying that I’m touched and am looking forward to reading it would be the understatement of the year, I think. Thank you so much, Tom!
And that’s it for this week, folks. Thank you so much for all your lovely birthday messages on both Facebook and Twitter, you made my week! And a special thank you (and a couple of big, big hugs) goes to Karin for sending me a cute birthday card along with a bookworm book mark (which I absolutely love, by the way) from sunny Vienna!
How was your week? What did you guys get? If you did a Showcase Sunday post this weekend, make sure to link up and/or leave a comment below so that we can check them out! 🙂 See you soon and have a great weekend. x