Sunday, 3 February 2013

Incoming!

AKA Showcase Sunday

I've got to the point where I don't even add library books onto my TBR as I am forever not reading them. I had a pile from before Christmas that I really need to return too; I just know I'm not going to get round to them soon. But Karina suggested I check out the library for the Justina Robson books and magically they were there (the libary is only a small branch so it's unsual not to have to reserve from other branches). I believe I am the only person in the blogosphere not to love Divergent so why I got Insurgent..? I might stare at it a bit and see if I want to give her another chance.

I don't usually download random Kindle freebies but for some reason I ended up on A Hidden Fire and noticed the top review was from Karina. It will probably get forgotten about but worth clicking the button at least! The Seanan McGuire freebie can be downloaded from her website. I have one of the other October Daye shorts already but the one I really want to read (it's about Tybalt) is part of a Subterranean anthology that isn't out in ebook. I am trying to work out if it's £11's worth of want to read.

Review-wise, HarperCollins get my squishy hugs of love this week for various imprints. I have a whole pile of amazing sounding books to get stuck into! I launched myself at the postie yesterday as I knew he must have The Machine and have read it already. Review will be up closer to release...

Also I have amazing lurkers! Carmen stopped by my wishlist post to offer me her copy of The Demonologist. Thank you so much! People are lovely.


For review:
The Machine by James Smythe (Blue Door)
Where the Devil Can't Go by Anya Lipska (The Friday Project)
The Mussel Feast by Birgit Vanderbeke (Peirene Press)
The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes (HarperCollins)
The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier (HarperCollins)
Fragments by Dan Wells (HarperCollins)

Gifted:
The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper

Freebies:
In Sea-Salt Tears by Seanan McGuire
A Hidden Fire by Elizabeth Hunter

Bought:
Ashes of Honor by Seanan McGuire

Library:
Keeping it Real by Justina Robson
Selling Out by Justina Robson
Insurgent by Veronica Roth
Unison 3.0 by Andy Marino





Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits & Tea.

7 comments:

  1. Ooh, The Last Runaway, that's supposed to be very good.
    Happy reading!

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  2. Oh wow you got The Shining Girls! I want to read that one so much - hope you enjoy it! :-)

    Happy reading, and have a lovely week!

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  3. I read Divergent last year and really enjoyed it - let's hope Insurgent is just as good as book #1 was. :) Happy reading!

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    1. I didn't think it was all that amazing, hence why I got the sequel from the library. Will read a few pages and see if it annoys me ;)

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    2. I know it annoyed lots of people but I hope you'll end up liking it :) (you never know)

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  4. Ellie, you've got A Hidden Fire!!! Please give it a go at some point. I love Elizabeth's writing and this book reminded me of The Historian by Kostova in its unhurried style. I really enjoy all Hunter's books. Also like you I do no want to read Insurgent. Divergent really didn't inspire me to continue with the series mostly because of its very poor world-building.
    At last, I'm looking forward to your review of The Demonologist. I too want to read that book. Happy Sunday! :)

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  5. I own both Divergent and Insurgent but haven't read them. I hope you enjoy Insurgent more than you did Divergent! The Demonologist looks like it would be pretty good.

    Here's my Showcase Sunday!

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