Sunday, 3 February 2013

Showcase Sunday #4



Inspired by Celine from Nyx Book Reviews, I've decided to combine several book haul memes into one post. Welcome to... Stacking the Showcase Sunday Post Shelves with Letterbox Love!

Showcase Sunday is hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea. Stacking the Shelves is hosted at Tynga's Reviews, and Sunday Post is hosted at Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Letterbox Love is a special British book-haul meme hosted by Lindsey at Narratively Speaking.


 My First GIVEAWAY!


Have you entered my FIRST EVER GIVEAWAY yet? You can win a copy of The Aylesford Skull, the first steampunk novel in 20 years from James Blaylock, one of the founding fathers of steampunk! This is part of Titan's The Aylesford Skull Swashbuckling Book Tour.

You can enter on the REVIEW post or the INTERVIEW post.
(open worldwide!)



 This Week's Goodies


Library books, charity shop, and one present:



Ebooks:



Thanks to HarlequinUK and NetGalley for the review copy of Dash and Lily's Book of Dares.


 Books Read Last Week

 



Last Week on the Blog


The Aylesford Skull - Book Review and Giveaway!

James P. Blaylock, steampunk legend - Interview

The Iron King - Book Review

Top Ten Tues - Most Frustrating Characters

The Pros and Cons of Being a Gaming Couple

Darksiders II  - Game Review

I signed up for February's Review Copy Clean-up

I made a book poem for the TBR Pile Challenge


Other Stuff


I signed up to take part in the Fiery Hot Reads for Icy Cold Nights blog-hop event. Be sure to check here on March 1st for my post and giveaway, which will be about... Romances That Melt The Ice!



41 comments:

  1. Eep, City of Bones! I hope you enjoy it as much as I have - Cassie Clare is one of my favourite authors. Dash & Lily's Book of Dares is a great book too, full of loads of laugh-out-loud moments.

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    1. I'm really looking forward to reading it - I've heard a lot of good things about Cassie Clare's writing! :-) Started Dash and Lily already and really enjoying it!

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  2. Great haul! I have yet to start on Kagawa's books but I adored Clare's. Great series. Enjoy your books and thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Really looking forward to trying the Mortal Instruments series :-) You should definitely give the Iron Fey ones a try, enjoying them so far!

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  3. Yay for City of Bones, if you haven't read the series yet I really hope you love it! I adore the books and I'm on book 3 right now. Also, I have got to read Iron Fey series, the cover's pretty. =D

    Here's my Book Haul post.

    Sana @ artsy musings of a bibliophile

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    1. Thanks Sana! :-) Can't wait to get started on it!

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  4. City of Bones is amazing! Hope you enjoy all the books you got :)

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  5. Awesome books. I still want to read Dash and Lily's... Enjoy your reading time.

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    1. Thanks! :-D I'm enjoying Dash and Lily so far... it's quite hard to put down!

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  6. Love City of Bones! I just read the second book in the series. Hope you enjoy it too! My Sunday Post/Stacking The Shelves

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    1. Thanks, really looking forward to reading it! :-)

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  7. City of Bones is one of my favourite books. I love the whole series, in fact! The same applies to the Iron Fey series. Julie Kagawa has never once let me down. :)

    Enjoy!

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    1. Ooh, I really enjoyed The Iron King, so hopefully will love City of Bones too :-)

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  8. Hi Vicky! Thanks for visiting my blog! I will head over and enter your first giveaway looks like a good read and I would like to check out something by the father of steampunk. So happy to see you signed up for Fire and Ice. I will have to get your info from Veronica and make sure I have it on my master calendar. Have a wonderful week and enjoy the Fire and Ice posts!

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    1. Thanks Heidi! The Fire and Ice posts have all been great so far! Looking forward to mine at the beginning of next month. :-)

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  9. Lots of goodies this week! Dash & Lily is such a cute read! I hope you enjoy it! I really need to start reading Cassandra Clare...so many books (to movies/tv) and so little time!!

    Thanks for stopping by my Added to the Bookshelf post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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    1. Hehe, I know! I feel like I've got a lot to read this year before I can see the films (always prefer to read the book first, if poss!). Really enjoying Dash and Lily so far - Lily is adorable, and it cracks me up when she refers to Dash as 'Snarl'! :-)

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  10. I am reading your post and my husband is upstairs jamming tunes and shouting about how he kicked some games arse..the nut! Excited you joined Fire and Ice and congrats on your first giveaway, I love steampunk! Have an awesome week Victoria! The Sunday Post

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    1. Haha! xD To be fair, it is a pretty awesome feeling when you beat a game...

      Thanks! :-) Giveaways are fun! Was quite nervous about the rafflecopter, but it all seems to be working okay. Excited to be part of Fire and Ice! :-)

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    1. Hehe, thanks! :-D Excited to read them!

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  12. Love your haul, Victoria and Dash and Lily's is just superb! Hope you love it as well.

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    1. Thanks! I'm definitely loving it so far - it's so sweet and funny :-)

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  13. Oh!!!! The Iron Daughter! One of my favorite books! I really hope you enjoy it! And I hope you read the next book too!!!

    Ash... swoon!

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    1. I'm really looking forward to reading The Iron Daughter, can't wait to see what happens! :-D

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  14. I really need to read the Iron Fey series and City of Bones. I have heard such good things about them. Dash and Lily's was a really good book. I enjoyed it around Christmas time. Hope you enjoy everthing.

    Thanks for stopping by my Showcase Sunday!

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    1. Thanks Laura! :-) I feel like I need to catch up on so many series too! Enjoying Dash and Lily, especially while it's so cold out and I'm cosy inside with hot chocolate :-)

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  15. Lots of goodies, including Kelley Armstrong and Colin Barnes. I love Kelley's books, I hope you enjoy it.

    Have a great week. :)

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    1. Thanks! :-) I've never read any Kelley Armstrong before, though I keep meaning to. Finally got round to getting one of hers out of the library and pretty excited to read it!

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  16. Thanks for stopping by my SP & STS. I recently finished The Iron Daughter. And I love The Mortal Instruments! Good haul!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. Hehe, thanks, can't wait to get started on them all! :-D

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  18. Looks like you got a really awesome haul! Dash and Lily's has been on my TBR list for so long, I really need to get to it soon haha.

    Thanks for stopping by Bookmunchies (:

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    1. Really enjoying Dash and Lily! Hope you like it when you do get to it! :-)

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  19. I really hate the cover of Geek Girl, lol. I don't know why but I cringe every time I see it. I really need to read The Iron Daughter, I love Kagawa's writing so much but I haven't had the chance to actually get the book yet. '
    Happy reading!

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    1. Ooh I love the cover! It's really eye-catching. Hehe, I know what you mean though, there are some covers that make me cringe without knowing why. I can't wait to read The Iron Daughter! :-D

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  20. Dash and Lily, eeeep <3 I've been meaning to read that one for ages! Can't wait to hear what you think :)

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    1. I'm really enjoying it! It's sweet and funny, and kinda dorky but sassy at the same time, hard to describe lol. I really like the style. :-)

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  21. Yay for Dash and Lily's Book of Dares, I found it took me a while to get into, but after that I loved it! I hope you enjoy the rest of your reads too! :)

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