The Sunday Post (#19) and Showcase Sunday (#5)


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
Review – The Land of Stories: The Enchantress Returns by Chris Colfer
My week in books (#5) – a gift for book lovers, the ups and downs of being a crime writer by David Jackson and 15 books banned for absurd reasons
Review – All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Books I added to my shelves

I went to visit my friend who works for Bloomsbury this week, and got a few books and some lovely promotional stuff.

I’ve not heard of Alyxandra Harvey before, but I needed something to carry the books my friend gave me, so grabbed the bag and the little purse-thing. I also got a gorgeous Bloomsbury Picture Books tote, and a couple of Stravaganza bookmarks, since I’m always using scraps of paper and receipts as bookmarks.

Book wise, I picked up After Eden by Helen Douglas, Someone by Alice McDermott and When Mr Dog Bites by Brian Conaghan. These are all uncorrected proofs, so not the real covers at all.













And finally from my trip to Bloomsbury I picked up The Selfish Crocodile, a children’s book in both English and Arabic.

For review, I got one book from Penguin, and it’s a beauty:

 What have you been up to this week?

26 Comments Add yours

  1. Zarina says:

    Love the Bloomsbury tote, it's so cute! And I am going to look into the Pullman book as I love his other novels and the cover is gorgeous. Enjoy your new books 🙂

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  2. I love fairytale retellings, and I'm really looking forward to Grimm Tales since Pullman is a great writer.

    Sarah

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  3. Nice tote, I want to have someone with connections like that! 😀
    And nice books! I want to crack Grimm Tales as well, had them for a while now.
    Happy reading!

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  4. It is a perk! And it's lovely of my friend to let me raid the cupboards at Bloomsbury!

    Sarah

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  5. Trish Hannon says:

    Oh God, I don't know where to start. Grimm Tales has an amazing cover, I NEED that book ASAP! And that bag is lovely. And the Serious Croc looks fun and I love that it's in Arabic too. I'm having some serious lust over your haul today 🙂

    BookishTrish @ Between the Lines

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  6. I love getting lots of different stuff, it brightens up the week. Unfortunately my copy of the Selfish Crocodile has already gone to a young family friend, so I hope he has fun reading it!

    Sarah

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  7. Love the totes, they are fantastic. Enjoy then new books. I will have to check out the Grimm Tales. Happy reading.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's Sunday Post

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  8. chrissireads says:

    Looks like you've got a great selection of books this week! Good connections!

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  9. I love a good bag, I have too many so probably should only have taken one!

    Sarah

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  10. I'm pretty happy with my haul, all the books are pretty different and I'm looking forward to getting stuck in (once I'm done reading everything else I've got stacked up!).

    Sarah

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  11. That cover for Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales is gorgeous! And the stuff you got from Bloomsbury are awesome, that's so cool 🙂 Douglas' After Eden and McDermott's Someone looks very interesting. Thanks for sharing this, happy reading! 🙂

    – Lianne @ caffeinatedlife.net

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  12. I'm a tote-aholic. lol Those are awesome! And I want Grimm Tales! 🙂 Have a great week!

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  13. Oh wow. That Philip Pullman's cover is ah-maz-ing. That is seriously gorgeous and I want it! Happy reading!

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  14. Grims Tales looks lovely, and that cover wow..you have a friend at Bloomsbury how awesome is that and I am loving all the things she hooked you up with. Hope you made a contact for ARC requests while you were there!

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  15. Thanks, I definitely got a variety of reading material this week.

    Sarah

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  16. Me too, I have too many totes but I just can't seem to stop myself from saying no to another.

    Sarah

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  17. Isn't it just? I stared at it for a good few minutes after taking it out of the plain, boring envelope it came in.

    Sarah

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  18. Haha, we're always saying I should, but I see her pretty often so she hooks me up with a lot of books herself.

    Sarah

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  19. Danny says:

    Soo love the tote bag!!! I would love one of those, soo cute!! And .. how awesome is it having a friend working in such an amazing place:) Totally excited about After Eden!

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  20. I don't know much about After Eden, but it definitely looks interesting.

    Sarah

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  21. Hunting Violet looks good, hope you enjoy

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  22. Grimm Tales looks interesting and I love tote bags. I have so many that bags are in bags. 🙂 Enjoy your reads!

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  23. I'm with you, I definitely have bags inside bags inside bags!

    Sarah

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  24. Kelly says:

    Ahh, the tote bag is so cute! I'll love to get one of my own. ;D
    Enjoy your lovely books & swag!

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