Sunday, 1 December 2013
The Sunday Post (#29) and Showcase Sunday (#15)
The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer, and Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea and inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren. They're a chance to share news, a post to recap the past week on your blog, highlight our newest books and see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, or bought.
Review: London Villages, Explore the City's Best Local Neighbourhoods by Zena Alkayat
Review: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel by Deborah Moggach
Added to my shelves
I got lots and lots of books this week, as with my new job I've been visiting lots of publishers. I won't be sharing them all here yet though, since some of them still have release dates a long way off and I need to sort through them all. Aside from those, though, I got some great stuff through the post.
My Secret Santa present arrived (organised by The Broke and The Bookish, and sent by Kirsty-Marie at Studio Reads). Here's what Kirsty-Marie got me:
I've been wanting The Raven Boys for absolutely ages, so I'm ecstatic to finally own a copy.
I also got After Eden, which looks interesting. I have an uncorrected proof of this, but the proper version is so much more exciting looking.
I also got a beautiful bookmark that's got a really cute book charm on it (you can just see the bookmark on top of After Eden), and some chocolates, which aren't in the picture.
I'm a big fan of Joss Stirling's Finding Sky series, and Oxford University Press this week sent me a copy of her new book, Storm & Stone, plus another upcoming release, Nikki Sheehan's Who Framed Klaris Cliff? Both look great, I'm looking forward to reading them.
And finally, one book given to me by one of the publishing houses I visited this week (Hachette UK) - I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb. I'm really looking forward to reading this one.
What have you added to your shelves?