Sunday, 12 May 2013

Showcase Sunday #18


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:

Had a bit more of a relaxed week; John was off work, and we enjoyed the lovely weather at the beginning of the week. We tried a new cafe close to us, which was yummy, and I found The Eyre Affair in Oxfam! Been wanting to read this one for ages, so I'm pretty pleased with that find. :-)

Last week's posts:

Book Review - Echo, by Alicia Wright Brewster

Video Game Sneak Peek - The Last of Us

Bout of Books 7.0 Goals and Updates

Shepard is Meeeelting - a very funny Mass Effect glitch that I just had to share!


New Goodies:

 

The Eyre Affair, by Jasper Fforde
Oxfam find!


Writing the Other, by Nisi Shawl & Cynthia Ward
Something to help me with my own writing and
to help me see things from different perspectives.



Life in the UK Test handbook and guide.
These are for my husband. I've added them here
because I thought I might flick through them myself and
review them. I wonder how many British people ever
read these. Will be interesting to find out the things
I am apparently expected to know!


Other Stuff:

Bout of Books begins tomorrow! :-)


 

26 comments:

  1. Yay for Thursday Next! You're going to love her world (I think the series gets better after The Eyre Affair).

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    1. I'm really looking forward to starting the series. Have heard a lot about it! :-D

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  2. I should probably get the UK books, I plan to move as soon as possible. I am obsessed with UK. :X :D

    Happy reading!
    My haul

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    1. Oooh, hope you enjoy the UK when you get here! :-D

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  3. Nice haul. Happy reading!

    follower

    http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2013/05/stacking-shelves-38.html

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  4. Oh, I've been wanting to read those Thursday Next books! Great find! And why is it we're often more excited about finding a good book (or one we've wanted for a long time) in a thrift shop, library sale, or used book store? I swear, I'm often more excited about those than about a book I bought brand-new.

    Have a great week!
    my Sunday Post

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    1. Haha exactly! It's so weird isn't it? I think because it feels like an achievement, like you've found hidden treasure or something! XD Browsing charity shops for books is so much fun, and has the added bonus of giving money to a good cause too. :-)

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  5. We had a friend who applied for citizenship and holy peeps the things he needed to know...i think I need to brush up! Have a wonderful day and enjoy your new books!

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    1. Hehe, yeah I had a flick through and there was some history stuff in there that I didn't know. I think John will end up knowing much more about my own country than I do! :-)

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  6. Sounds like a nice relaxing week for you. :) Hope it follows through this week for you. :)

    If you'd like to stop by, I have a Sunday Post up as well:
    http://melissa-melsworld.blogspot.com/2013/05/sunday-post-11.html

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  7. I need to read Thursday Next too. Tried back in A level and couldn't get into it, sure I'd adore it now though.

    Oh god, those UK citizenship things.. whereabouts is hubby from?

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    1. I keep hearing really good things about the series, so have high hopes for it! :-) John's from the USA, though he's been in the UK for quite a long time now so he should pass the test easily... hopefully! :-D

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  8. Hope next week can be equally relaxing and that you enjoy all your new reads Vicky!!

    Thanks for stopping by my Added to the Bookshelf post!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

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  9. Oh, the cover for The Eyre Affair looks good. I haven't read any of the books in that series; I hope you enjoy it.

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    1. Thanks! I've heard really good things about it, so hopefully will be good! :-)

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  10. The Eyre Affair looks really interesting. I love books on writing. I especially loved reading Characters and Viewpoint by Orson Scott Card. Enjoy your new books :)

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    1. I haven't read many books on writing before, just tips on authors' websites, so will be interesting! :-)

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  11. The Eyre Affair sounds amazing! I've heard a lot of great things about it :)
    I hope you enjoy your books!

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    1. Thanks Samantha! :-) I've heard lots of praise too, so hopefully it will be good!

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  12. The Eyre Affair is such a funny book! I hope you enjoy it! :)
    Happy reading!

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    1. Glad you liked it, I'm really looking forward to reading it! :-) Thanks!

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