Sunday, 17 March 2013

Showcase Sunday #10



Inspired by Celine from Nyx Book Reviews, I've decided to combine several weekly wrap-up memes into one post. 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.


Last Week:

Wow, it's been a super busy week! On top of a lot of work I seemed to have so many of those little things to do, and also went to a book fair in Leicester yesterday - fun, but COLD! My parents also came to visit, which was really nice. :-)

So only one review last week:

Warm Bodies, by Isaac Marion (which I enjoyed and would really recommend!)

And an article over at Fantasy Faction:

Science vs Magic Part 1: Particles and Pixie Dust


New Books:

Osprey has a new line called Myths and Legends, which tell the story of famous legends from our history with extra facts about the time they come from, additional details about the myth, and lots of illustrations. They sent me the first two books to review. They're absolutely beautiful books, and I'm really enjoying Book One (Jason and the Argonauts) so far!


And more goodies...



 How was your week? :-)


44 comments:

  1. Oh I need to reply to Osprey. I was a bit unsure but they do look good...I like pictures!

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    1. They are lovely books! Nice to flick through and admire the pictures :-) Looking forward to having a good read of them.

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  2. What a nice assortment of books. The ones by Osprey look like something my students would enjoy. I hope they are available in the US. Come see what I added to my shelves at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

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    1. I think they'd be great for students - they're full of pictures and little helpful asides for adding to the story. Might be a nice accompaniment to a history course, definitely for a mythology one!

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  3. Lonely Souls by Karice Bolton is awesome. Plus Karice is so sweet. You got some books that I've never heard of. Come check out my haul as well this week.

    Grace

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    1. Ooh good, it's not one I've heard much about actually but a friend recommended it. Glad to hear it's good! :-)

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  4. Lovely haul! I have Bolton's book as well, waiting to be read. Enjoy your books!
    Thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. I so love the cover on Lonely Souls...enjoy all of your new reads and thanks so much for your thoughtful comment on my post! I was in a bit of a ranting mood yesterday...

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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    1. Aww you're very welcome! It's nice to have a good rant now and again :-) And hope everything works out okay for you! Yes it's a lovely cover isn't it? Looking forward to reading it!

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  6. I haven't come across Osprey's new line before, but it sounds interesting! I'll have to check it out soon. Enjoy your new books. :) I had some mixed feelings on Tithe, but I liked it overall.

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    1. Thanks Sam! :-) I've heard a few people say that about Tithe actually, but I'm a sucker for the fey, hehe, so I have to try it!

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  7. I've actually heard really good things about Warm Bodies, so I'm thinking I might have to check it out. Not familiar with any of the books you got this week though.

    Check out my SP & STS.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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    1. I keep hearing good things about it too. I should it add it to my wishlist.

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    2. Ooh yes, you both should read it if you get a chance, it's really good! :-)

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  8. The last time I was at a bookfair is two years ago. I def. need to go to a bookfair this year. :) I always have such fun there. :)

    Have fun reading the books you got.
    Nina@J'adore Happy Endings

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    1. They're so much fun, but SO dangerous... it's too tempting to buy lots of books! :-)

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  9. Hope you enjoy all of your goodies! I haven't been to a bookfair in a while.

    Heather ~ My Sunday Post

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  10. I love the cover of Tithe! I hope it's as good as it looks ;-)
    Happy reading.
    My Sunday Post + IMM

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    1. It has a great cover doesn't it? Looking forward to reading it! :-)

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  11. i'm in love with the book of lost thing's cover. i have the red and black version but i really like the yellow/blue you have. happy reading :)

    check out our StS

    -michelle

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    1. I think they're both gorgeous! Really hoping the book is as good as the cover lol! :-)

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  12. Ooh, the Myths and Legends books look really interesting! I've heard a lot of great things about Tithe! I hope you enjoy all of these book! Have a great weekend :)

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    1. Thanks! :-) The Myths and Legends books are so pretty! Really looking forward to giving Tithe a try too :-)

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  13. Wonderful haul, I am curious about the Book of Lost Things..enjoy them all and glad your parents visit was nice. The Sunday Post

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    1. Thanks Kim! :-D I've heard great things about The Book of Lost Things, so have good hopes for it!

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  14. I also received the Myths and Legends book and they are gorgeous. I haven't read them yet but have flicked through them both just looking at all the gorgeous illustrations! Will definitely need to get round to them soon as they look so good! Also I read The Book of Lost Things years ago and remember it being really good but creepy! Great books! Enjoy :)

    Becca @ Lost in Thought
    http://lostinthought-becca.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/showcase-sunday-33.html

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    1. Hehe, I did the same thing, flicking through and going 'ooooh' at the pictures! :-) Looking forward to reading The Book of Lost Things!

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  15. I have got to read The book of lost Things and Lonely Souls as well as Warm Bodies. Some fantastic books up there. Have a great week! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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    1. Ooh Warm Bodies is really good, definitely worth a read! :-D

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  16. Oh, I'm jealous of your Myths and Legends books! I'll have to look for them.

    Happy Reading!

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    1. They're gorgeous books! Hope you enjoy them if you do get them :-) Thanks!

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  17. Oh you had a great week! And loving the books there. Hope you enjoy your week and reads this week. :)

    I too have a Sunday Post up this week...
    http://melissa-melsworld.blogspot.com/2013/03/sunday-post-3.html

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  18. It seems everyone had a busy week this week! The Myths and Legends books look wonderful! I'll have to look into them. You definitely got some great looking books this past week and I hope you enjoy them all!
    Thanks for stopping by and happy reading!

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    1. Yes, it must be something about this time of year maybe? At least we all have good books to relax with! :-) Thanks Michelle, I'm really looking forward to reading them!

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  19. There was a book fair in Leicester?? I didn't even know about this and I live here! I hope you had an amazing time and got loads of goodies! I've heard great things about Holly Black's books, so I hope you enjoy Tithe and the rest of your books too! :)

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    1. Haha yes, at the uni! It was actually mainly poetry, which I didn't expect, but there were some interesting things there and good talks too. And a used book stall in aid of charity that was waaaaay too tempting! :-D

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  20. I also bought Lovely Souls for my Kindle this week. I've had Tithe from Holly Black for awhile as I ordered signed copies but yet to read it :( Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it.

    My Sunday Post

    Have a great week!

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    1. Vicky how did you get your comments threaded?

      BTW I absolutely love your button for this meme :D

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    2. Thanks! :-D You're welcome to use the button if you ever want to. I'm not sure how I got threaded comments actually, it just started working when I changed blog design. Perhaps the blog design I chose automatically had them set up? Sorry I can't help you more!

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