The Sunday Post (#18) and Showcase Sunday (#4)


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer, and Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea and inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren. They’re a chance to share news, a post to recap the past week on your blog,
highlight our newest books and see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, or bought.


Book stuff this week on Girl!Reporter
Top 10 Tuesday (#11) – books I wish could have had sequels
The Book of Fires by Jane Borodale (review)
My week in books (#4) – gorgeous Harry Potter covers, a dystopian fiction infographic and more
A to Z bookish survey 

Books I added to my shelves: 

Bought:

The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns by Chris Colfer.

I take the jacket off books when I read them, so as not to spoil them!

For review:

Sounds Like London – 100 years of black music in the capital by Lloyd Bradley
1,000 things to do in London from Time Out – this one is not new, it’s been sitting on my desk at work for months and months, but we had an office move so I brought it home.



What’s your news for the week? 

40 Comments Add yours

  1. Ellie Warren says:

    The Land of Stories looks so pretty under the dust cover!

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  2. Great haul! Colfer's book looks so good, I want to read that one as well.
    Hope you enjoy all the reads!

    My haul
    My DESIGNS blog

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  3. It's got a really gorgeous spine, I love the gold, which is kind of an inlay (not sure if that's the right word) as opposed to just print.

    Sarah

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  4. It's a gorgeous book, with lovely illustrations. I'm finding it a little on the long side for what it is, but I'm a fan of Colfer, so I will forgive a lot!

    Sarah

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  5. Emma says:

    The Land of Stories is a beautiful bounded book. I love those sort of things! Oh and the smell of the pages of new books like that. Hehe! Great haul. Enjoy all your reads! 🙂

    My SS

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  6. Lucy says:

    The Land Of Stories spine is gorgeous! I love nice spines. Happy reading!

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  7. The smell of new books is amazing! I'm glad someone else feels the same as me.

    Sarah

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  8. So do I. It's always nice taking off the dust jacket to find a nice book underneath as well.

    Sarah

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  9. Sandy Farmer says:

    Sounds like you've had a good week. I also take the jacket covers off when I'm reading. Can't mess them up! Have a great week!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  10. Ah, The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns looks absolutely gorgeous!

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  11. The Land Of Stories cover is gorgeous! I can't stop staring at it! Hope you have a great week 🙂

    Megan xxx

    My Showcase Sunday if you'd like a look

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  12. I agree. I'm quite OCD about books!

    Sarah

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  13. It is a lovely looking book, and the illustrations are gorgeous too.

    Sarah

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  14. The illustrator, Brandon Dorman, is a bit of a genius, right?

    Sarah

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  15. Berls says:

    What a beautiful cover on Land of Stories! And I'm jealous of the physical books, lately all my books have been eBooks or audio books and I'm starting to feel like I need to do a half-price books run…

    New bloglovin follower
    Have a great week 🙂
    Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun

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  16. Great haul! It's so funny how Chris Colfer is going to be signing in my home area in Cali! His book looks great 🙂

    Happy Reading!
    My Haul: http://wwwthebookshelves.blogspot.com/2013/08/new-to-shelves-31-one-before-i-head-back.html

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  17. Zarina says:

    I take jackets of hardcovers too as to not to spoil them, and how gorgeous is that spine? Enjoy!

    My Showcase Sunday 🙂

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  18. The Land of Stories looks great. The spine is gorgeous. I usually take off dust jackets, too. I hate how the slide down when you hold them. Happy reading!
    Natflix&Books' StS

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  19. Toni Lesatz says:

    The Land of Stories looks amazing! Such a beautiful book. It's been so long since I've gone to the actual bookstore. Perhaps I need to do that more often.

    Have a great week!

    Toni @ My Book Addiction

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  20. I take the jackets off, too. 🙂 Have a great week!

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  21. Nice set of books you have this week. I want to read the Land of Stories, well I think it's one I'd listen to. Have a great week! Thanks for stopping by!

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  22. I always take the jackets off books too when I read them, I am loving your books this week…enjoy:) The Sunday Post

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  23. Dani Chapman says:

    Sweet haul and update! 🙂 Happy reading!!

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  24. The Land of Stories looks amazing! I'll definitely have to check that one out. I take the jackets off too.

    I hope you enjoy your books and your week!

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  25. I can't get into ebooks, no matter how hard I try. I think I'll always be a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to books.

    And not to encourage you or anything, but yes, go on a book run…

    Sarah

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  26. I'm so jealous. He flew across the pond for a signing here, but I ended up not going since the queue was 500 people long and a six hour wait was involved!

    Sarah

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  27. It's beautiful. I love when publishers make an effort to make covers under book jackets look special too.

    SArah

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  28. Yes, or they crease weirdly because they move while you're reading. I like my books nice and neat.

    Sarah

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  29. I love mooching around bookshops. You never know what you're going to find, and I always find bookshops are really calming too.

    Sarah

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  30. It seems a lot of us do! Thanks, you too.

    Sarah

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  31. Chris Colfer does the audiobooks himself, and although I haven't heard them, I have heard they're quite good. I hope you get the chance to listen.

    Sarah

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  32. Thank you, you too.

    Sarah

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  33. You should. I finished it last night and thought it was a good read. Keep an eye out for my review!

    Sarah

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  34. shazziecar says:

    I don't normally judge a book by it's cover but The Land of Stories would definitely catch my eye for a read. Have a great week.
    Sharon
    Sunday Post #4

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  35. Cyn says:

    The Land of Stories is gorgeous! What a pretty dusk jacket. 1000 things to do in London looks fun too, makes me want to go back to London haha.

    Thanks for stopping by Bookmunchies (:

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  36. It's gorgeous, right? The illustrator is so good.

    Sarah

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  37. I haven't even started on 1,000 Things to Do in London – I really need to get a move on!

    Sarah

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