Sunday, 29 December 2013

Showcase Sunday #39 - The Christmas Edition!

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.

This Week:

I had a great Christmas! I spent it with my husband at our flat in Nottingham and we had a lovely day. Then we went to see friends, and now we're visiting my parents for the New Year. :-)

Recent Posts:

Exciting News! Angry Robot Internship!

Book Review - Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

Book Review - The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton

Four Quick Movie Reviews - Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters, Gravity, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

My Christmas Goodies:

This is a very dramatic list, mainly thanks to my internship at Angry Robot. I've brought back so many books from the office, and we wrapped them all up and put them under the tree!

The Woken Gods by Gwenda Bond
Strangeness and Charm by Mike Shevdon
The Road to Bedlam by Mike Shevdon
The View From the Tower by Charles Lambert
The Almost Girl by Amalie Howard
The Prince of Lies by Anne Lyle
Shadowplay by Laura Lam
The Age Atomic by Adam Christopher
Empire State by Adam Christopher
Embedded by Dan Abnett
Three by Jay Posey
Nexus by Ramez Naam
Crux by Ramez Naam
Moxyland by Lauren Beukes
Seven Wonders by Adam Christopher
(Phew! Thanks so much Angry Robot! :-) )

I also received two fantastic looking books and some goodies from my Secret Santa. Thanks Secret Santa, I can't wait to read these! :-)

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness

My husband gave me some great movies, including Miracle on 34th Street - he was amazed this year when he found out that I'd never seen it, so he bought me it for Christmas! He also gave me three Harvest Moon games for the Wii because I was just a little bit obsessed with the last one we had. I don't know what it is about them, just love them!

Did you get any books/movies/games for Christmas? Hope you're enjoying the holidays! :-D


  1. Wow what a great haul! Crux and Nexus both looks good, I have them on my TBR. I hope to get my hands on them some time. I got Three as well and must get on it soon, sounds good.
    Happy reading and Happy New Year! :)

    1. Thanks Ula! They do look good, don't they? :-) Happy New Year!

  2. Wow Victoria what an amazing haul..someone has been a good girl!! Enjoy your trip and I hope 2014 is amazing-tastic for you and yours :)

  3. Glad you had a great Christmas :)
    And I am jealous of all those books you have bought home from your internship!

  4. Glad to hear you had such a wonderful holiday! There's so many pretty books in your stack! I want to check out Eleanor and Park. And I need to read Shadowplay too!
    Miracle on 34th St is great! Also, I love Tangled! Hope you enjoy all your awesome presents!

    Cyn @ Bookmunchies (:

  5. I'm happy that you have a great Christmas. Lots of book! Enjoy them. :) Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Woohoo, awesome haul for you this week! I hope you enjoy them!
    My STS:

    Brittany @ Spare Time Book Blog

  7. Wow that's a rather amazing haul for you! I really want to read Eleanor and Park, I've heard so many amazing things. I hope you enjoy all of your books :) My STS.