Welcome to this week's edition of Book Hoarders Anonymous confessions! At the beginning of the week I told myself I had to make a concerted effort to reduce the number of books coming in. I'm planning to have a big sort out and give away loads of books and generally find some sort of organisation within the chaos that is my bookshelves. But my colleagues wanted to do a Book People order and well, I'd been holding off buying books from them for ages. The five books (only £12!) I did order are a fraction of the ones I've been tempted by over the last few months.
Then I won a book on Twitter. Seriously, non-bloggers need to retweet more; it always seems to be the same faces winning things, people are going to start getting suspicious. I don't even enter that many as I don't really need them and I still win stuff. At least my review book this week doesn't need to be read for a while as it's for a blog tour in January (I like advance warning - just don't let me forget).
I'd just like to say a quick word about the Vintage 21 editions. Vintage turned 21 last year so they're not new but I hadn't realised what they'd done with the 21 titles they released as birthday editions. Each book is a different colour and the edges of the pages have been spray-painted to match. They look so pretty! You can view the list here and you can read my wrap-up of the Vintage Books Readers' Day where I got the lovely purple book.
The Queen's Vow by C.W. Gortner (Hodder)
The Accident by Ismail Kadare
The Ghost Rider by Ismail Kadare
The Siege by Ismail Kadare
All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Oh Dear Silvia by Dawn French
Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky
Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits & Tea.