Sunday, 1 February 2015

Incoming!

AKA Showcase Sunday

We went for a little book shopping session in Ringwood yesterday as Josh had decided he wanted to read High-Rise by JG Ballard after seeing a documentary. Of course, it had to be out of print, lots of re-sellers taking the biscuit with price and the one that wasn't expensive cancelled our order because they "couldn't find the book". However, it turned out the last remaining copy was residing in Ringwood Waterstones of all places. So we went for a walk round the town, which I'd never been to before, and also popped in their indie bookshop, Paperview, which is sadly closing down. That did mean they have 50% off everything, and Josh technically bought twice as many books as me. I am training him well.

I'm pretty impressed by my restraint these past few weeks, as I've been in several bookshops and to a blogger event. The postie does still insist on bringing me book-shaped post though...


For review:
The Shadow Cabinet by Maureen Johnson (Hot Key Books)
The Long Mars by Terry Pratchett + Stephen Baxter (Transworld)
The Dish by Stella Newman (Headline)
The Ice Twins by S.K. Tremayne (HarperCollins)
The Book of You by Claire Kendal (HarperCollins)
I Am Radar by Reif Larsen (Harvill Secker)

Bought:
The Earth is Singing by Vanessa Curtis
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Freebies:
Half a King by Joe Abercrombie
The Fire Sermon by Francesca Haig
The Boy in the Smoke by Maureen Johnson



Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits & Tea.

5 comments:

  1. I'm reading Fahrenheit 451 on kindle at the moment, hope you enjoy

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  2. I've heard good things about Not a Drop to Drink.

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  3. Damn that postie! :))) On the other hand, I am ddying to read The Shadow Cabinet! Enjoy all,Ellie!

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  4. I work in Ringwood and went through the high street for the first time last week. I noticed that Paperview is going out of business and that made me feel sad too :( I thought "Oh good, an individual bookshop", until I saw the 50% off signs!

    Fahrenheit 451 is on my wishlist too!

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  5. I just finished Fire Sermon last night and loved it!! I cant wait to hear your thoughts! Check out my haul if you'd like http://bookbabble.weebly.com/blog/sunday-post2

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