Sunday, 24 November 2013

Showcase Sunday #37

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 Two Weeks:

Wow, November has been a busy month! I've been to World Fantasy Con, been working away at NaNo (at which I'm very much behind in word count but have made A LOT of excellent progress in terms of sorting out problems and questions I had with my novel, and I'm pleased with my progress so far), and have had a lot of freelance work too. Not to mention my quest to try EVERY Christmas drink at the coffee shops around Nottingham... yum! :-)

I've also been to see Gravity and Catching Fire at the cinema, which were both brilliant, and I'll hopefully be writing some reviews of those soon.

AND, I've been shopping for my secret santa, which I'm doing with The Broke and the Bookish this year, which is really fun. Want to see a sneak preview of the present? Well, go on then. Extreme close up... what could it be?

Yes indeed, mysterious Secret Santa present. What is it?

New Goodies:

There have been some great kindle deals recently!


The Soldier Son Trilogy, by Robin Hobb

Life After Life, by Kate Atkinson

Redemption in Indigo, by Karen Lord

Goodreads Win:

Gretel and the Dark, by Eliza Granville
(the lollipop is cookies and cream flavour)
What a fantastic package to receive! Thanks so much Penguin UK! :-D



  1. Gretel and the Dark looks fantastic, such a cool prize to win! Enjoy all your new goodies =) I have no idea what that secret santa present is btw lol

    Emily @ Falling For YA

  2. I have no clue about the Secret Santa present but I'm very curious. :D

    Congrats on your win and your NaNo progress. :)

  3. Gretel and the Dark looks awesome! I will have to check that one out! I hope you enjoy your new books!
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
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  4. Ooh, the package from Penguin is awesome! Enjoy all the new books.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

  5. I love the look of Gretel and the Dark.I am curious about the Secret Santa gift. You saw Catching Fire..lovely, I hope to see it next week, Have a wonderful week and keep writing.

  6. I picked up a load of Robin Hobb kindle books off amazon the other week such great deals! That Gretel and the Dark book is gorgeous and looks very intriguing (plus the lollipop looks yummy!). I definitely need to check it out!

    P.S I saw Catching Fire last night and it was so so so amazing!

    Becca @ Lost in Thought

  7. I have no idea what the present is. Tell us! lol

  8. Hmmm... Gretel and the Dark looks fascinating. Hope it's good! Here's ours if you'd like to see it: BiblioJunkies Happy Reading and good luck with your Secret Santa! ~ Bel

  9. Gretel and the Dark looks great. Love the gothic lolly! I want one!!

  10. I love the fact that Gretel and the Dark came with a matching lollipop :D And I have absolutely no idea what the Secret Santa present might be - but that little blue thing looks like a dinosaur's head and eye. :)