Sunday, 21 July 2013


AKA Showcase Sunday

Just about surviving in the heat (yeah yeah I know some countries this is normal, but not for us pasty skinned Brits). I've got to the point where I want it to go a bit cloudy today so I have an excuse to skulk inside and build Ikea furniture!

I started to wonder if I was sleep-ordering books from The Book Depository this week but I am pretty sure my mystery books were from my Ninja Book Swap ninja, so thanks, whoever you are! I do look like a I went a bit mental with the ebook buying but those four Sarah J. Maas books are novellas and I have been meaning to read them for a while. After reading the amazing Crown of Midnight, I need something to keep me going until next year...

I also started WIN ALL THE BOOKS! I'm going to list a bunch of UK giveaways on there; at the moment there is a big list of current UK Goodreads giveaways, so get over there if you like winning books and start clicking.

For review:
Cruel Summer by James Dawson (Indigo)
The Silent Tide by Rachel Hore (Simon & Schuster)
The Fire Witness by Lars Keppler (Blue Door)
Precious Thing by Colette McBeth (Headline)

Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton
Transparent by Natalie Whipple

Principles of Angels by Jaine Fenn
Amityville Horrible by Kelley Armstrong
The Falling Sky by Pippa Goldschmidt
The Assassin and the Pirate Lord by Sarah J. Maas
The Assassin and the Desert by Sarah J. Maas
The Assassin and the Underworld by Sarah J. Maas
The Assassin and the Empire by Sarah J. Maas

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill (Books Underground)

40 by various authors

Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits & Tea.


  1. I do love your book pile photos every Sunday. Like my little weekend dose of book porn while I'm sat at the shop waiting for the weekend timewasters to arrive! ;)

  2. Those novella's are great fun - and really give you some insight into Celaena's history.

    Oh, and a Kelley Armstrong novella - I love her writing!

  3. I think it's a very decent pile of books, Ellie! :)) All our Yesterdays is supposed to be pretty good, so I hope you enjoy it! By the way, Ellie, I've got an ARC of Angel's Fury by Bryony Pearce which I'd love to send you as I'm getting rid of most of my physical books anyway before we move. Give me a shout if you want it :)

    1. You're brave to be getting rid of so many books. Very kid of you, Angel's Fury sounds fantastic!

  4. Whoa, Cruel Summer sounds really good. Looking forward to your review!

  5. Saw you posting on twitter about Ikea furniture :) What did you get? :D

    Oh and I literally bought boxes of mini Fabs - I have a whole freezer drawer full of them! Wish it would cool down though!

    Love your books! I especially love the sound of The Fire Witness, really looking forward to hearing what you think :)

    Have a lovely Sunday,

    Megan xxxxx

    1. I bought a new bed and mattress...mine has been lumpy and creaky for so long, it's well over due! And as I'm working from home a lot now, I bought a shiny red desk and a big, comfy office chair.

      The mini Fabs are life savers!

  6. Looking forward to hearing what Transparent is like. I really want to read it - I've heard mixed things, but I've been following the author's blog for a few years and I'm interested to see how it is!

    1. It sounds fun at least, who could resist an invisible girl story?

  7. Wow, great haul! I just received a Crown of Midnight ARC in the post and I'm thinking of getting the novellas too. All Our Yesterdays sounds brilliant, hope you enjoy it :) Happy reading!

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  8. That's an amazing haul! I loved al the Throne of Glass novellas, I hope that you'll like them too. Happy reading!

    My Showcase Sunday @ So Bookalicious

  9. The Throne of Glass novellas are wonderful! They add so much to the series as a whole. I need to read Kelley Armstrong's novella too! It's been sat on my Kindle for awhile now.

    Really awesome haul again Ellie :)

  10. Ooh what's Ninja Book Swap? Sounds fun! :-) Looking forward to seeing what you think of Cruel Summer, that's definitely on my radar as I really enjoyed Hollow Pike. Enjoy all these, and have a lovely (and hopefully slightly less baking but still nice weather) week! :-)

  11. I love your Win All The Books site, that is honestly going to save me so much time on goodreads :)

  12. Good haul! Some Quiet Place sounds like a pretty good book. Hope you enjoy everything!

    Here's my Showcase Sunday!


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