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Books In


AKA Showcase Sunday

The gravitational forces of The Works pulled me inside yesterday. They have lots of new stock and have changed the 3 for Β£5 offer to 2 for Β£3! So I carefully selected two books only instead of leaving with armfuls of series I’ll never get round to reading… I also spied The Great British Tuck Shop and an audiobook of Grimm Tales. I have been half way through the hardback for months now and I was enjoying it but novels seem to be taking over. I like the idea of them being read to me, so hopefully I’ll pick up where I left off and finish aurally.

I don’t know why I went into WH Smith…I had been doing the charity shop rounds looking for Point Horror (no luck). Maybe I didn’t want it to feel left out. I did a little squee when I saw one of their half price books was The 5th Wave Also picked up Going Vintage and a fab Star Wars activity book (why yes, it is for me and not a small child).

So, the supporting of my local high street done, I also had a few purchases arrive by post. The pesky Book People had free delivery last weekend so bought Scarlet, which I may hold off reading until the final book is out, and A Hunger Like No Other. I keep picking up Kresley Cole books here and there and thought it was about time I got the first book in the series so I can work out if I like them or not. (UPDATE: I went to add this to my TBR on Goodreads and it was already there, so maybe I have 2 copies now…) Everyone seemed to think Angelmaker should have won the Clarke Award this year and it has clockwork bees, so it was about time I got a copy…

Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway
Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
A Hunger Like No Other by Kresley Cole
The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt
Sheltering Rain by Jojo Moyes
Trash by Andy Mulligan
Grimm Tales by Philip Pullman (audio)
Art2-D2’s Guide to Folding and Doodling
The Great British Tuck Shop
A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin

Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits & Tea.

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  1. Celine

    I've actually been considering buying that Star Wars activity book for myself. It looks like so much fun!

  2. Uncorked Thoughts

    Ohhh amazing haul!! I hope you enjoy all of your books. I can totally sympathise with The Works just sucking you in :).
    My Showcase Sunday πŸ™‚

  3. kit

    Hope you enjoy A Clash of Kings! The Works is out of the way for me (not even sure it's still open here) so I have avoided their perilous book table for a while now! Glad you picked up some good stuff – I want to read Grimm Tales at some point, hope the audio book is good. πŸ™‚

  4. Anonymous

    2 for Β£3? Oh gosh I'm going to The Works next week! πŸ˜€

    I love your haul, I've heard so many things about the 5th wave, so I hope you enjoy it πŸ™‚ I'm waiting to read Scarlet too until nearer the time – the only problem is that it sits on the shelf and looks at me wanting to be read!

    Megan xxx

    My Showcase Sunday if you'd like a look πŸ™‚

  5. Daisy

    You got a sweet deal on those books!! I hope you enjoy Going Vintage, it sounds so cute! And I have Grimm Tales on my shelf, I can imagine it being awesome as an audiobook, like being read fairytales by your parents when you were little πŸ™‚

  6. Melissas Eclectic Bookshelf

    Wow! Enjoy everything…Scarlet and The 5th Wave are on my wishlists…hope you love them!

    My Added to the Bookshelf post!

    β™₯ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  7. Zoe

    I know what you mean about the gravitational force of The Works… the cheap books are so tempting >.< Trash is a great book and The 5th Wave is my next read. I really want to read The Lunar Chronicles, they sound amazing.

    Happy reading! πŸ™‚ My SS:

  8. Catherine @ Book Club Librarian

    Great group of books! I downloaded a sample of The 5th Wave…can't wait to read that. Also want to read the JoJo Myers book you have.

    Here's my Sunday Showcase:

  9. Victoria Hooper

    I've had Angelmaker out from the library for ages now. Going to try to get it read during Bout of Books, as the library guilt is starting to close in…

    Hope you enjoy everything on your list – I love how you went round ALL the bookshops. I do that too. If I go to The Works then I have to go to Waterstones, and then I feel guilty if I leave out WHSmith. Going to Sherwood (aka the land of charity shops) is so dangerous, as you can't possibly visit one charity shop and not the rest. Seriously, there's about 12 of them all on one street!

    Have a lovely week and enjoy your reads! πŸ™‚

  10. Ula

    Amazing haul! I am jealous you got The 5th Wave and I loooved Scarlet and GRRM is absolutely fantastic!

    Happy reading!
    My haul

  11. Shane @ItchingforBooks

    Nice stack. Happy reading πŸ™‚


  12. rachel

    I really want to read Scarlet! I really enjoy Cinder so I'm excited to see what happens next! SO, SO, SO jealous of The 5th Wave! Looks AMAZING! xD

  13. Anonymous

    It looks like you had a great week with books. I too popped into The Works this week – though I wasn't as disciplined as you. Going Vintage is a really fun book. I hope you enjoy all your books.

  14. Holly

    Ooh, I'm jealous you've got Scarlet! Ever since I finished Cinder, I've been wanting to read that one! πŸ™‚

    My SS:

  15. Sam (Tiny Library)

    You're awful for The Works πŸ˜›

  16. Unknown

    I absolutely loved Cinder and I own Scarlet but haven't read it yet! Going Vintage and The 5th Wave sound like really good books too. Hope you enjoy everything!

    Here's my Showcase Sunday

  17. beccabooklover

    Really enjoyed Scarlet and will hopefully get through The 5th Wave this week as part of the Bout of Books readathon! Great books and The Works gets me every time! I can't leave there without a book. Enjoy!

    Becca @ Lost in Thought

  18. Hanna @ Booking in Heels

    Going Vintage seems to be everywhere at the minute! Every time I see it, I want it that little bit more…

    Also, I REALLY need to get round to reading Cinder. Thinking about it, I should have used it for my Bout of Books goal list, but ah well. Like I ever stick to those things anyway…

    You've made me kind of desperate to visit The Works and W H Smiths now. I've never really been a massive fan of the latter, but maybe I'll go have a poke around tomorrow πŸ™‚

  19. Hannah @ Dragons and Whimsy

    Ooooh clockwork bees? I need Angelmaker now. xD

    And lol at the Kresley Cole mistake – they all look so samey don't they? D:

    AND I need to run up to Smiths tomorrow to grab 5th Wave. Maybe. Argh! I wants it, I don't needs it. *shifty eyes*

  20. Cass

    That's some beautiful camerawork there. πŸ˜‰ I REALLY want to read Going Vintage. Hope you enjoy! (I liked Scarlet and I'm really enjoying The 5th Wave right now.)

  21. Anonymous

    Yes, I don't like to leave out any bookshops in town, just in case they feel lonely… I love your justifications!

  22. @MelissaJoLynn_

    I just bought The 5th Wave too. I hear it's amazing. I was just talking to someone about how I need to read Scarlet too lol. Enjoy your awesome books

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