AKA Showcase Sunday

Brace yourselves! Not only is it the WFC edition but it’s been three weeks since my last update. So there really is an embarrassingly large pile of books on my table. I have probably missed some, but here goes.

The one book I really really wanted to pick up at WFC was Liz de Jager’s Banished. There were no copies out when I registered (that’s when you get to fill up a bag with free books) so I’d thought they’d all been snapped up. Then there were rumours of them on the Friday registration tables (argh) until happily I found a pile on Saturday when it was help yourself to the leftovers. Well I hope it was help yourself otherwise lots of us stole books!

I also received my ninja book swap gift from Doing Dewey, who gave me Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay for my “trick” and Heartless by Gail Carriger as my “treat” along with a Halloween cupcake set (which I didn’t have a chance to use as I was away for Halloween – but monsters are not just for Halloween).

I ordered a copy of The Bone Season from The Book People to get signed at WFC and accidentally ended up with more books. It happens. I wanted to read How I Live Now, so of course I bought a four book Meg Rosoff set instead of just one book.

Oh an the lovely Leah @ Uncorked Thoughts sent me the Joey Hifi version of Moxyland (I already have a copy so this isn’t even adding to the TBR) and The Almost Girl which I’d been hovering over on NetGalley and trying to think of all the unread galleys I already have… I already had Dodger (signed) so that makes four of these books ones I already have. I don’t know if that makes me look saner or crazier.

P.S. Sarah Rees Brennan is hilarious in person.

For review:
Someone Else’s Skin by Sarah Hilary (Headline)
The Foundling Boy by Michel DΓ©on (Gallic Books)
The View from the Tower by Charles Lambert (Exhibit A)
The Elements of Eloquence by Mark Forsyth (Icon Books)
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel (Headline) *review*
Channel Blue by Jay Martel (Head of Zeus)
The Facades by Eric Lundgren (Duckworth)
Black Venus by James MacManus (Duckworth)
The Song of King Gesar by Alai (Canongate)
The Pure Gold Baby by Margaret Drabble (Canongate)
Dodger’s Guide to London by Terry Pratchett (Transworld)
Shadowplay by Laura Lam (Strange Chemistry)

Freebies:
Deadlands by Lily Herne
Twinmaker by Sean Williams
Banished by Liz de Jager
The Demon’s Lexicon by Sarah Rees Brennan
Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
Beauty by Sarah Pinborough
Passages: Sampler of French Fantasy from Bragelonne
Sea of Ghosts by Alan Campbell
Ex-Heroes by Peter Clines
The Silver Bough by Lisa Tuttle
The Witnesses Are Gone by Joel Lane
Didier Graffet Artbook

Gifted:
Heartless by Gail Carriger
Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
Moxyland by Lauren Beukes
The Almost Girl by Amalie Howard

Bought:
Dodger by Terry Pratchett
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
Just In Case by Meg Rosoff
What I Was by Meg Rosoff
The Bride’s Farewell by Meg Rosoff
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon *review*
Ghost World by Daniel Clowes
Krabat by Otfried Preußler
Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb
Royal Assassin by Robin Hobb
Assassin’s Quest by Robin Hobb
Fool’s Errand by Robin Hobb
The Golden Fool by Robin Hobb
Fool’s Fate by Robin Hobb



I need a lie down now!

Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits & Tea.