AKA Showcase Sunday

There should really be The Raven Boys in this pile but it turned up with a crumpled corner and is going back to Waterstones (who I switched to after Amazon kept sending me battered books). They have a rubbish returns system where you have to PHONE THEM to return damaged items and their phone lines are only open Monday-Friday 9-6. Inconvenient for an online retailer to say the least. At least Amazon are prepared for unhappy people and will refund/replace without questions and without having to speak to anyone. Rant over.

So had a bit of a spending spree this week. Told myself I’d by Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales if it was in Tesco on release day, not expecting it to be there at all. So, of course it was! I’ve been meaning to read Perks of Being a Wallflower for ages so grabbed the cheap film tie-in, which meant I had to buy two books in the 2 for Β£7 offer. Such a hardship.

Hannah reviewed FrostFire last week and even though it works as a standalone, I decided to start at the beginning with Daughter of the Flames which has a cheap Kindle edition. The Maze Runner has been on my wishlist a while so couldn’t pass up the set of three in The Works (who comes out of that shop empted handed?).

For Review:
Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes by Maria Konnikova (Canongate)
Fish Change Direction in Cold Weather by Pierre Szalowski (Canongate)

Grimm Tales by Philip Pullman
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
The Death Cure by James Dashner
Daughter of the Flames by Zoe Marriott

Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits & Tea.