Sunday, 29 September 2013


AKA Showcase Sunday

I've had a bit of blogging apathy the past two weeks so I couldn't be bothered doing an incoming post last Sunday. Which actually makes my little book buying binge less obvious! My slump was starting to interfere with reading too but a couple of days of playing a plague simulation game on my iPhone sorted me right out and I've had my nose stuck in books all weekend. Here's hoping the mojo is back to stay!

So, obviously very excited to have the new Jojo Moyes this week! Skulk was a pre-order (I seem to have a few of those coming my way in the next few weeks, they're like buses) it has something to do with foxes. A few weeks ago I was disappointed that no one was doing Books Are My Bag round here but the local WHSmith gave me a bag when I bought Briar Rose (Sleeping Beauty retelling) and Antigoddess (something to do with Apollo and a Cassandra), so they're back to being my favourite local bookshop (even if they are a newsagents, they have the best selection).

I had a little rummage in The Works as a pick me up too. They have a whole load of Thursday Next books in which you must read and I picked up the latest in the series. I wasn't all that impressed with the first Hollows book but it was a series that was recommended, so at this price I will give it another go...three books seem long enough to get going. I am aware I also bought the second book as an ebook but I think I am more inclined to read paper.

For review:
The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes (Penguin)
Pawn by Aimee Carter (MIRA Ink)
The Lost by Claire McGowan (Headline)

Skulk by Rosie Best
Briar Rose by Jana Oliver
Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
One of Our Thursdays is Missing by Jasper Fforde
The Good, the Bad and the Undead by Kim Harrison
Every Which Way But Dead by Kim Harrison

Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits & Tea.


  1. I'm really looking forward to reading the new Jojo Moyes book as well.

  2. Wow so envious that you have The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes! Really hope you enjoy!

  3. Omg, was the game Plague Inc where you are the plague and you're trying to destroy humanity before they find a cure??? I love that game :D Though it takes some liberties with evolution >.> Also great haul :D

    1. Yes that one! It's prety addictive (and if it was too realistic it would take too long).

  4. Can't wait for Pawn!! Great books. I've been dying to start The Hollow Series. Enjoy :-)

  5. Eeep I'm so jealous that you've got the new Jojo Moyes book!!!!!!! I absolutely loved Me Before You and I'm so excited for her new book. Hope you enjoy it and I look forward to reading your review!! Enjoy all your books :))

    Here's my SS :)

    Laura @ What's Hot?

  6. I'm in a massive blogging slump at the moment - my first serious one and I really don't know if I want to continue...not sure how deal with it at all!

    1. I think the best thing you can do is something else for a bit and worry about it if it does pass in a few weeks. Sometimes we just need to take a break as it can get a bit intense.

  7. Nice haul! You got Pawn! I really want to get this one even though I still have other books by the author to read.
    Happy reading!

  8. I bought the first Thursday Next book from the Works, really looking forward to trying it.

  9. woo for the Jasper Fforde

  10. I only recognise the one plus one, I loved it and gave it 5/5 - Cant wait to read your review


  11. Playing a plague simulation game got you back into reading? That's hilarious and awesome! :-) I really need to read the Thursday Next books. I've got the first one sitting on my shelf waiting for me. Hmm... maybe I'll take a trip to The Works too!

  12. Woooo some awesome books! Hope you enjoy Skulk :) and I cannot wait to read Antigoddess either.
    My new blog was made by Ula (blog of erised) and it's an awesome coincidence that it matches the new comment box :D x


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