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Welcome to this week’s edition of Book Hoarders Anonymous confessions! At the beginning of the week I told myself I had to make a concerted effort to reduce the number of books coming in. I’m planning to have a big sort out and give away loads of books and generally find some sort of organisation within the chaos that is my bookshelves. But my colleagues wanted to do a Book People order and well, I’d been holding off buying books from them for ages. The five books (only Β£12!) I did order are a fraction of the ones I’ve been tempted by over the last few months.

Then I won a book on Twitter. Seriously, non-bloggers need to retweet more; it always seems to be the same faces winning things, people are going to start getting suspicious. I don’t even enter that many as I don’t really need them and I still win stuff. At least my review book this week doesn’t need to be read for a while as it’s for a blog tour in January (I like advance warning – just don’t let me forget).

I’d just like to say a quick word about the Vintage 21 editions. Vintage turned 21 last year so they’re not new but I hadn’t realised what they’d done with the 21 titles they released as birthday editions. Each book is a different colour and the edges of the pages have been spray-painted to match. They look so pretty! You can view the list here and you can read my wrap-up of the Vintage Books Readers’ Day where I got the lovely purple book.

For Review:
The Queen’s Vow by C.W. Gortner (Hodder)

Bought:
The Accident by Ismail Kadare
The Ghost Rider by Ismail Kadare
The Siege by Ismail Kadare
All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

Won:
Oh Dear Silvia by Dawn French

Freebies:
Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky


Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits & Tea.

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16 Comments

  1. Unknown

    Nice pile you got there – should keep you busy for a little while!

  2. Birgit

    Nice try, but I'm still not willing to sign up on twitter! ;-P

  3. Farah

    Heard good things on The Name of the Star. Njoy your reads! πŸ˜€

    Here's my Showcase Sunday

  4. Zoe

    The Name of thr Star looks amazing, I need to read that one so much. Congrats on your wins, its awesome that you won one from Twitter! πŸ™‚ Happy reading! πŸ™‚

  5. @parridhlantern

    Big Thanks, checked out book people & found a book on my wishlist that's been there ages due to price reduced by Β£30 so I think spending will occur.

    1. Ellie

      Brilliant! It's worth subscribing to their newsletter as they often send out free postage or money off codes.

  6. kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews

    I'm holding off my ordering from The Book People, they have quite a few books I want and their list improves every month. So I expect to do some heavy ordering in December πŸ™‚ Great pile of books, Ellie! Enjoy!

    1. Ellie

      I'm so surprised about how many new releases they get these days. I usually spot them just after I've bought them for twice the price elsewhere!

  7. Mel@Thedailyprophecy

    The queen's vow looks really good! πŸ™‚ The same for 'All these things I have done.' The name of the star is a nice book. Happy reading! πŸ˜€

    Showcase Sunday @thedailyprophecy.

  8. Sam (Tiny Library)

    I love the Vintage 21 editions – I really need to own some of them!

  9. beccabooklover

    Nice haul πŸ™‚ The Name of the Star looks good and I love the Vintage 21 book it is so pretty! Will definitely have to check out that list.

    Hope you enjoy your new books πŸ™‚

    Becca @ Lost in Thought
    http://lostinthought-becca.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/showcase-sunday-17.html

  10. ellepaulette

    What a lovely recap for the week! So many great books there. Happy Reading!!! My Sunday Edition @ Paulette’s Papers

  11. Mel

    I've been meaning to read The Name of the Star for ages! You always have a great mix of books – and I'm off to check out The Book People! πŸ™‚

  12. Lindsay

    Well done on winning the new Dawn French, I enjoyed her first one, will be interested to hear about this one. I think I have managed to have less books coming in the door, which helps with the huge backlog, but it's sad not getting very much book post.

  13. Celine

    Great books! I've bought The Name of the Star when I was in London this spring but I haven't had the time to read it yet. Enjoy!

  14. Vicky @ A Backpack Full of Adventures

    Oh, you won the Dawn French book! Congratulations – and I hope you enjoy it!

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