Sunday, 9 February 2014
The Sunday Post (#35) and Showcase Sunday (#21)
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.
I missed this last week, so this is two weeks of stuff.
On the blog
Review: The Girl With All the Gifts by M. R. Carey
Cover reveal: Misty Falls by Joss Stirling
Review: Secrecy by Rupert Thomson
Review: Who Framed Klaris Cliff? by Nikki Sheehan
Review: The Collector by Nora Roberts
Six reasons why libraries (and librarians) are great
Added to my shelves
I went to the OUP blogger evening for Joss Stirling and Nikki Sheehan a couple of weeks ago, and got finished copies of Storm and Stone by Stirling and Who Framed Klaris Cliff? by Sheehan (which I can't find right now). OUP also gave us two new proofs, Replica by Jack Heath, and The Private Blog of Joe Cowley by Ben Davis. I also got a gorgeous notepad in my goody bag, but I seem to have shelved that somewhere I can't find it as well!
I went to the Headline fiction party, and got a goody bag full of stuff as I left. I'm really excited about reading Someone Else's Skin by Sarah Hilary - I've heard a lot of good things about it. I also got a proof of The String Diaries by Stephen Lloyd Jones and a finished copy of A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. The goody bag also contained an Oyster card holder, a pencil and post-it note stack for the Headline Eternal brand, and a bar of Tasmina Perry-branded chocolate.
I went to the pre-publication launch party for Joanne M. Harris's The Gospel of Loki, and got to meet her. Harris is one of my favourite authors, so it was very exciting. I got a copy of the new book, which Harris signed for me. I'll be storing it away carefully and continuing to read my proof copy!
And finally, I got sent a finished copy of The Collected Works of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. I love this book, look out for my review tomorrow. I also got a copy of The Enchanted by Rene Denfeld, and proofs of Northanger Abbey by Val McDiermud from Borough Press (thanks) and The Son by Jo Nesbo from Harvill Secker (thanks).
What did you add to your shelves?