Sunday, 18 August 2013
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?