Sunday, 5 January 2014

Incoming: Holiday Edition

AKA Showcase Sunday

This is weeks and weeks' worth of books. I have been a very lazy blogger over the holidays but it also means I haven't been randomly buying books either. I haven't even looked at the Kindle sale this time! Apart from lovely blogger gifts, I didn't really get books for Christmas, but I did get a shiny new iPad Air. I forgot to include my amazing dinosaur pop-up book I got from Mike in the photo too. It is the best pop-up book in the world, ever.

For review:
Burn by Julianna Baggott (Headline)
Ping-Pong Diplomacy by Nicholas Griffin (Simon & Schuster)
Gold by Matthew Hart (Simon & Schuster)
Beautiful Day by Kate Anthony (Penguin)
The Descent by Alma Katsu (Arrow)
The Dark Inside by Rupert Wallis (Simon & Schuster)
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty (Penguin)
The Shape Stealer by Lee Carroll (Transworld)
Snowblind by Christopher Golden (Headline)

Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh (Hannah)
Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs by Robert Sabuda & Matthew Reinhart

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill (Dewey's Readathon)
The Lives of Tao by Wesley Chu
Nexus by Ramez Naam
The Woken Gods by Gwenda Bond
Hang Wire by Adam Christopher
Three (audiobook) by Jay Posey
What Does the Fox Say? by Ylvis

The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo
Stray by Monica Hesse
Friday Brown by Vikki Wakefield
How to Keep a Boy as a Pet by Diane Messidoro*

*This was part of the lot I got from the Authors for Philippines auction. The t-shirt is huge, so I'm not sure if I'm going to be brave and take it in or give it away. I have a few spare bookmarks if anyone wants one, give me a shout.

I'm giving away my copy of The Descent here.

Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits & Tea.


  1. Wow, what a pile! I'm quite curious to hear what you think of Burn by Julianna Baggot, I have Fuse somewhere partly read, and I need to get back to it.

  2. That's quite a haul! Such a nice way to start off the new year...enjoy!

    My Sunday post:

  3. That's one hell of a haul!! Those books sound brilliant. I hope you enjoy them all hun :). I especially love the dinosaur book! x

  4. Quite a haul that you've amassed.

    I don't know about any of these books, I must admit, but I hope that you enjoy them all.

    Thank you for visiting my haul post and a Happy New Year.

    PS - Apologies for making you buy another book. ;)

  5. Awesome haul! Dinos! :D
    I am very curious about NOS4A2 and Nexus, both looks good!
    Also want Hyperbole and a Half, looks awesome. I heard it's great!
    How to Keep a Boy as a Pet sounds hilarious. Adding it right now :D
    Happy reading!

  6. Wow, where to start!!! What an amazing haul. Theres a few I really want like NOS4R2 and Nexus. My son would love the dino book!! Enjoy :)

  7. Ooh, The Ghost Bride - I've been wanting to read that ever since it came out!

  8. Brilliant haul!

  9. I got my Authors for the Philippines swag too, still deciding which of it to keep for myself and which to give away!

    Great haul, happy reading!

  10. I am obsessed with popup books!! I love them soooo much. I was flicking through some the other day at the bookstore. Looking at your pile of books I realize just how long NOS4A2 is. Just look at it compared to the other books. Yikes!

  11. Wow! What a great haul, Ellie! The Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs looks amazing! I may just have to get myself a copy. The Dark Inside sounds like it's going to be such an amazing read.
    Happy reading! :)

  12. Ah, lovely book piles... I have a couple of these on my to-read radar, as well. Enjoy!

  13. oooh look at all the books you got. There is nothing better than huge pile of them :D

    Enjoy all of your books my dear! :D

    My Showcase Sunday :)
    My Current Giveaway: A book of your choice! :)

  14. Great haul! If you haven't read Hyperbole and a Half yet, move it to the top of your pile. ASAP! It's just as hilarious as you'd imagine.

  15. I am thrilled to see The Lives of Tao in your pile! I so enjoyed that one.

    I know you said you haven't looked at Kindle sales and you certainly have enough to read, but if you do have any interest in reading Fortune's Pawn, a new SF book with a female protagonist that is getting good buzz, it is on sale on today's Amazon Kindle Daily Deal for $1.99 and you can get the whispersync for an additional $1.99

  16. I'm definitely going to read NOS4A2 this year. I've read Joe Hill's other books and am interested in how this one compares. I really liked Heart-Shaped Box, and Horns a little less.

  17. Wow, what a great haul! I have a couple of the books on my TBR list :) Hope you enjoy them! :)

  18. Such a great book haul this week :) I hope you enjoy them all. The dinosaur one looks like a lot of fun!

    - Wattle @ Whimsical Nature


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