Sunday, 1 September 2013

Showcase Sunday #32

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:

I finished Bout of Books all revved up to have a week of reviews - I've got a lot of read books that need reviews now. But then the internet got very patchy, before disappearing altogether! So I haven't really had a chance to do anything on the blog, and there were no posts at all last week. It does finally seem to be working okay again... so, hopefully reviews should get started again next week, and hopefully the internet will decide to stick around! :-)

We also took a trip to Leicester last week so that John could do his Life in the UK test, and... he passed! :-D Yay!

New Goodies:

So, I could hardly go to Leicester without visiting their two-storey The Works, could I? And I found two books, each for only £1 on their sale! Hell to Heaven is book two of a series that I have the first book for, but haven't read yet. I don't normally like to buy second books before I know that I like the series, but this was £1!


Bioshock Infinite (I'm SO excited about this)
From the Library:
The Host (DVD)
The Folding Knife, by K. J. Parker (Fantasy Faction book club read)
From The Works:
Under The Never Sky, by Veronica Rossi
Hell to Heaven, by Kylie Chan

The Assassin's Curse, by Cassandra Rose Clarke



  1. Great haul! I can't wait to see The Host. Enjoy it and the new books. :)

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

  2. Nice new books (and DVD)! Hope you enjoy them all. I'd really like to read (or listen to) The Testament of Jessie Lamb.

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  3. I've just read Under the Never Sky recently and I must admit I was a little let down. I hope you like it more than I did. Happy reading!

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  4. I hope your internet holds up so that you can get caught up :)
    A two storey The Works?! I think I'll have to visit Leicester at some point!
    I need to get my hands on The Host DVD, I loved the movie! Under the Never Sky is amazing! I hope you enjoy it. The Assassins Curse sounds fantastic too! I've heard a lot of great things about it :)
    Great haul! Happy reading :D

  5. Heard good things about The Assassin's Curse. Under The Never Sky was very good. Come visit me as well.

    Books of Love

  6. YAY for Under the Never Sky! I've really enjoyed both books in that series and can't wait for book 3 to wrap it up! Also, I can't wait to see The Host. I'm hoping we get that on Netflix soon. Happy reading!

    SP & STS
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  7. There is a two-storey The Works?? I will have to go to Leicester just for that. I've been wanting to read Under the Never Sky and £1 is an absolute bargain. Hope you enjoy your new books (and DVD & game)! :)

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  8. Excellent haul and nice prices for the sale books. Happy reading and good luck with your internet!

  9. Nice additions to your stack! I enjoyed The Assassin's Curse and am eager to see The Host too. Come see what I got at Ms. Martin Teaches Media and Inside of a Dog. Happy reading!

  10. Love Under the Never Sky. I've still not seen The Host movie. I really should watch it as some point. I really enjoyed the book years ago. Great haul!

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  11. Hope you enjoy your haul...I haven't read any of your new books, but I'll be watching for reviews.


  12. Oh, noes to the internet problems. I have them with my service from time-to-time and no one at AT&T can figure out what the problem is. Grrrr! *fingers crossed* yours stays up and running.

  13. You snagged some great tittles this week, and I hope your internet connection behaves. I have three reviews to write today, and need to focus on that before I pick up another book..LOL Hope your week is amazing!

  14. Great haul :) I really hope you enjoy your books :) I love the sound of Under The Never Sky

    Megan xxx

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  15. I haven't read or seen The Host yet- I'm slacking, haha. Enjoy your new game and books :)

    My STS.

  16. YAY, Under the Never Sky! The first book is good, the second book is FANTASTIC, and the verdict on the third book is soon to come. ;) Hope you enjoy!

  17. The Host is one of my favorite books, but I though the movie was just okay. I hope you enjoy it though!

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  18. I hope the internet doesn't act up for you anymore. Bioshock Infinite was pretty fun and I finished it within a few days. I hope you enjoy everything!

  19. I actually really enjoyed the movie The Host! And Under the Never Sky looks awesome. I hope you enjoy all you got :)

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  20. A two-storey The Works?! *sobs* Oh, I'm jealous. :D Looks like you found some great bargains! Hope you enjoy your new books!