The Sunday Post (#33) and Showcase Sunday (#19)


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.

I haven’t done one of these posts in a couple of weeks, so there’s been a bit going on.

On the blog
Book review: Cress by Marissa Meyer
Book review: It Felt Like a Kiss by Sarra Manning
Book review: Inferno by Dan Brown
Film review: The Wolf of Wall Street
Book review: The Arab Uprisings by Jeremy Bowen
Book review: A Hundred Pieces of Me by Lucy Dillon
Top 10 Tuesday (#17) – top 10 bookish resolutions
Reading challenge 2014 – I lay out the rules for myself

Added to my shelves

I went to visit an agent this week, and he gave me a few books by authors he represents: Secrecy by Rupert Thomson, Barracuda by Christos Tsiolkas, and Idiopathy by Sam Byers (not pictured).
I also got Cress by Marissa Mayer after sending a begging email to the publicist, while another publicist sent me Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings (she sent it before Christmas but it’s only just arrived). I also met a PR for coffee and she brought along Matthew Reilly’s The Tournament for me. And finally, I popped to the library and picked up a copy of The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan (not pictured),

What did you add to your shelves?

35 Comments Add yours

  1. Great haul. Cress!!!! Can't wait for that. The rest I'll have to check out. Enjoy. http://bookloverslife.blogspot.ie/2014/01/showcase-sunday-21.html

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  2. Cress is amazing, I need to write my review for it.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    Sarah

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  3. Cress! I've got my copy pre-ordered so hopefully it'll show up before the release date or on the release date because I need it so bad! I really hope it's going to be amazing.
    Great haul! Happy reading ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. OHMYGOSH is that CRESS? It looks BEAUTIFUL ๐Ÿ˜€ I so hope you enjoy it! I can't wait for it!

    Have a lovely Sunday!

    Megan xxx

    My Showcase Sunday if you'd like a look ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. I thought it was amazing, so I hope you enjoy it as well!

    Sarah

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  6. It is indeed. And it's beautiful inside and out!

    Sarah

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  7. Trish Hannon says:

    Well done on getting Cress, I'm so jealous! Very nice collection, I love the hardbacks! Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Greg says:

    Nice stack of books. I'm not familiar with those, but there's nothing like a nice new stack of hardcovers. Looks like some interesting reviews last week too, I'll have to check those out. Have a good week.

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  9. Laura Delve says:

    I loved The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Best book I've read so far this year. Really want to read Cress as well.

    My showcase Sunday: http://lauraslittlebookblog.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/showcase-sunday-16.html

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  10. I've heard a lot of good things about The Invention of Wings, there's a real buzz around it. Now I just have to find time to read it!

    Sarah

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  11. The hardcovers do look very pretty, the only problem with them is the space they take up!

    Sarah

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  12. Ellie Warren says:

    I've got The Invention of Wings on my TBR but I wasn't that fussed with her previous book so not sure if it's one I will pick up.

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  13. Nice book haul! Hope they are all really good reads.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. That will keep you busy! Reminds me as well that Inferno was on offer this week, should go to download now. The Pegster

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  15. I've not read anything else by her, but the marketing campaign behind The Invention of Wings has had a lot of people talking about it, and praising it.

    Sarah

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  16. I hope you enjoy Inferno more than I did!

    Sarah

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  17. Leah Woods says:

    CRESS!!! Oh my god I need that book so much. Thankfully release day isn't too far away now. It's an ARC I couldn't get my hands on ๐Ÿ˜ฆ *cries*
    My Showcase Sunday ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. Leah Woods says:

    P.S. I hope to see you at LBF! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. You got Cress! I cannot wait to get my hands on it… +.+ I need this book asap!
    Happy reading, enjoy all these!

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  20. Cress…eep. I am anxious for it's release. It sounds like you had a fantastic week!

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  21. I still need to read Lost Symbol before Inferno. I have them, just need to squeeze them in! Have a great week! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  22. Secrecy looks good, hope you enjoy!

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  23. Dani Chapman says:

    You totally rocked the haul this week! Enjoy all your new books!

    Have a wonderful week! My Sunday Edition @ Pauletteโ€™s Papers

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  24. Oh, Cress! I can't wait to read this one ๐Ÿ™‚
    Enjoy everything
    My SS

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  25. I hope you enjoy Cress as much as I did. And yes, let's arrange something for LBF!

    Sarah

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  26. I hope I enjoy all the other books as much as I did Cress.

    Sarah

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  27. Lucky it's not too far off!

    Sarah

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  28. I haven't read Lost Symbol. To be honest, I'm not a Dan Brown fan, and reading Inferno cemented that!

    Sarah

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  29. I'm reading it at the moment, it's intriguing. I can't work out exactly where it's going, but I have a feeling of dread!

    Sarah

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  30. I hope you get hold of it soon, and enjoy it!

    Sarah

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