Sunday, 10 March 2013

Incoming!

AKA Showcase Sunday

Sometimes random book post can turn up something exciting. The String Diaries turned up literally tied up in string and with a passionate message from the editor. It's been billed as for fans of The Historian (like) and A Discovery of Witches (like) so I'm really looking forward to this one. If You Find Me is a literary YA debut which also comes with plenty of heart-felt endorsements from the Orion team.

On the book buying front; one was for book group (and I really need to make myself read it today as meeting is tomorrow) and the other is a series book. So both perfectly justifiable. No random purchases here, go me!


For review:
The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones (Headline)
If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch (Indigo)

Bought:
Frost Burned by Patricia Briggs
Why Be Happy When You Could be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson

Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits & Tea.

20 comments:

  1. If you find me sounds really good! Hope you enjoy them all! :)

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  2. Love the look of The String Diaries!

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  3. I loved the Mercy Thompson books until I reached River Marked and just couldn't get into it enough to finish it. I think it was the change of pace and scenery that threw me--because I'd come to expect action from the off and loved seeing the interactions with the pack. Hope you enjoy your books.

    Julie@Bookoaroo-Ju

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  4. Ooh! The String Diaries sounds REALLY good! I loved both The Historian and A Discovery of Witches, so this should be awesome :)

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  5. Woah, awesome cover for The String Diaries! Great haul!

    Enjoy your books!
    My haul

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  6. I like the title of the last book you got: Why be Happy when you could be normal? :)

    Happy reading to you!
    J'adore Happy Endings

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  7. Looking forward to String Diaries review, Ellie! I've just finished second Deborah Harkness and it was gorgeous, so I'm craving more books like it :) Read the synopsis for If You Find Me, and it sounded creepy, and I hope you enjoy new Mercy. It's not her best but it's better than River Marked!

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  8. Love the cover of String Diaries. I was wondering what it was when I saw it on your instagram. Sounds like my sort of book. Look forward to seeing your review.

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  9. I got If You Find Me this week too. It sounds amazing as does all your other books :)

    My Showcase Sunday

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  10. Love your haul :) I especially like the sound of If You Find Me, it sounds really good :)

    Have a lovely Sunday

    Megan xxxxxxxxx

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  11. The String Diaries sounds really good, and sounds like they went to a lot of effort when presenting it too... very intriguing! Hope you enjoy all these :-) And have a great week!

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  12. Some good looking books this week. The String Diaries looks a bit epic haha.

    Hope you enjoy x

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  13. The String Diaries looks very interesting had to add it to my shelves. Have fun reading your new books.

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  14. So as you know I am not a fan of historical but I love that cover so much I would definitely give it a bash, very much looking forward to your review!

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

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  15. The String Diaries sounds really intriguing! I loved The Historian so am looking forward to seeing what you think. :-)

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  16. Why Be Happy When You Could be Normal? has an interesting title - although I'm not a big fan of Jeanette's writing. The String Diaries sounds really creepy but I'm intrigued! Looking forward to hearing what you think :)

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  17. I haven't read any of these books but they sure do look interesting!! Happy reading!! :D

    My Showcase Sunday!

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  18. Just looking at The String Diaries has me craving more! I can't wait to read your review on it. Hopefully it lives up to the idea of it.

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  19. String Diaries sounds great! Will be looking that up to add to the wishlist.

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