Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and the Story Siren, the aim of Showcase Sunday is to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week.
Hello guys, (calm)
I'm BACK!!! :)
Back to blogging, back to reviewing, back to joining all of you good buddies in the joy of talking and looking at books!
And what better way to kick start my return to the blogosphere than with a Showcase Sunday post? In my two weeks++ of absence, I've received and bought quite a number of books!
Since my exams are over, the urge to splurge burns stronger than ever. And now, I'm grinning stupidly at these eight beauties on my shelf.
But, wait. There's something even more special than that. In this haul, I've received several firsts.
And to not stall even longer, let's jump straight in. Hear hear, I've lots to say! *wicked grin*
Witchstruck (Finished Copy)
This is the first book I've ever received from a publisher for review. It arrived on my doorstep in a nice little brown package, and I think I shall have to agree with Maria (Julie Andrews), brown paper packages are my new favourite things :D
I think this is a huge milestone in my blogging experience, and hopefully, this signifies the start of something new (gee, what's up with the music puns? HSM). There would be loads more to come! *rubs palms with hearts in my eyes*
Black City (ARC)
This is my first ARC! Oh, the joy! (Check out the joy here in another post)
I won this in a writing contest and I am so so so happy to hold this precious darling in my hands!
Another milestone achieved! I love love love love love this world. Can't wait to read this!
Given to me from Wu You! (This time I'm not going to refer to you by any other name, dear, because in my heart, you remain as one of my dearest friends by this name!)
Thank you so much for being one of the earliest to ponder after my birthday gift :) Thank you for being the earliest to prepare for it as well! Even though The Book Depository is such a slowpoke, but it arrived here in the end, and that's enough *beams*
Ultimately, I just want to give you a virtual hug here!
Yes, I ended up splurging much more than I ought to have done. So yeah, out of the eight, five are bought *bows head* BUT. Not that I regret it!
Daughter of Smoke and Bone
With the paperback out in June, this book is finally cheap enough for me to buy! I can't wait to immerse myself in the darkly intriguing and enchanting world Laini Taylor has crafted.
Behold, the power of blue hair!
Amy and Roger's Epic Detour
I'm totally hooked up on romance lately, and contemporary novels are the best!
This one promises to be a good one, with report cards, emails and postcards in the novel. So much goodness within those unassuming covers!
I've heard a lot about this from Australian bloggers, and I'm so excited to finally read this now! *happy dance on my green desk*
Time to witness some smokin' hot action between a certain Alex and Lila.
Remember this being featured in my WoW post? Well, YAY! I have it now :D After Grave Mercy, I'm eager to read any epic historical novels. I'm sure Philippa Gregory won't disappoint with her first YA novel!
I adored Stealing Phoenix with all my heart, and I'm currently reading the first book of the series with starry eyes. Even amongst all these brilliant books, this is still the one that I chose to read first.
I guess I just can't resist the Benedict brothers *rueful smile*
For Review (again), but ebooks
The Treachery of Beautiful Things
I'm taking part in a blog tour for this book, so I'm really quite excited! Sorry for making fun of your cover in this post :(
Confessions of an Angry Girl
This signifies the first auto-approval I've received on Netgalley. Yeah! *pumps fist*
I heart you, Harlequin!
The review is coming out possibly tomorrow! One word: wow.
The Assassin's Curse
What's better than falling in love with your assassin? Can't wait to read this!
Yes, dear friends, I'm finally done :)
This is the first post after my long hibernation. I wonder how many of you will see this, but regardless, I hope you welcome me back to the book blogging community with open arms!
Getting back in the routine of reading and reviewing is an awesome process. I'm glad to share it with you ;)
Thanks to Random House, Victoria Lamb, Harriet Venn, Elizabeth Richards and J. Taylor Publishing for the books I received this two week! Not to mention, Wu You too!