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Sunday, 5 January 2014

Showcase Sunday #60

It's Sunday again so we all know that it's time for Showcase Sunday. It's a lovely weekly meme hosted by Vicky over at Books, Biscuits and Tea, and it allows us to show off all the lovely buys this week. I love this meme as it gives a chance for us to show and browse so many books!

Hi again! It's been about 3 weeks since I last posted a Showcase Sunday, and since then it's been my birthday and Christmas. I can't believe I've been slacking with my blog so much lately. It's dominated by reviews/ meme's at the moment so I definitely need to pull my finger out for the new year and start up more discussion or exploration posts. Anyway, this is quite a big haul so I'm excited to share it all with you :)

I had a few Waterstones gift cards for my birthday and Christmas so they went towards a few of these. Four of them were so cheap in The Works sale so I got four books for £4! I'm really excited about my copy of Rae Carson's The Girl of Fire and Thorns because I finally managed to get my hands on the gorgeous covers rather than the grim UK ones! :)

 I had such an amazing surprise when a finished copy of The Queen of Dreams appeared on my doorstep. I reviewed an ARC of it awhile ago and the finished copy is absolutely stunning! The pictures above show some of the illustrations in the book and the cover looks lovely.

My boyfriend bought me The Book Thief yesterday, which I'm really looking forward to reading! Technically I won Hourglass, so thank you Ula for that! :) And then my ultimate Christmas present from my little sister and her boyfriend: Harry Potter: Page to Screen.


  1. Wooooow what a haul! I see you got Wintercraft series! I have those, too, they look so good! Yay for Page to Screen, have it too. It' massive! And glad to see Hourglass arrived already :D Hope you enjoy it!
    Awesome haul! Enjoy all these, and promise you take me to all the Works in all the UK when I visit! :O :P

  2. Such wonderful books! Hope you enjoy Ruth Warburton's (:

  3. Same here, I need to write some discussion posts as well! The Queen of Dreams looks so pretty <3

  4. oh that's a lot of wonderful books, you're really luck. happy reading!

  5. Wow, you've got loads of great books there! So many that i'm planning on reading at some point! The Book Thief looks great, as does Dangerous Girls and The Girl of Fire and Thorns (and most others) hope you have a great time reading and enjoyed both Christmas and your Birthday! :)

    Sanna @ Fanciful Fictions

  6. Hi

    That's quite a haul.

    I read The Book Thief last year and I'm looking forward to the film when it's released in February.

    Enjoy your reads and please feel free to check out my haul at http://thewanderingbookworm.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/book-haul-christmas-2013-haul-part-two/

  7. Ooh very nice haul!! Hourglass is quite the interesting read, hope you enjoy that! I still need to read the final book in the trilogy! Hope you enjoy all your shiny new reads!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  8. Thanks for stopping by my STS! The Girl of Fire and Thorns is great and I really want to read Not a Drop to Drink. Enjoy!

  9. My blog has pretty much been abandoned over the holidays, though I'm definitely not going to stress about it too much in 2014. I think it's a year for reading on whims. Happy new year!

  10. Ohh, the HP page to screen. that's such a great gift! I wish I had it, because it seems amazing. Hope you like Deadly, Hemlock, I really enjoyed it! :)

  11. Awesome Haul! You bought a lot this week!!!!

  12. Totally jealous of your HP one!

    Great haul :)

  13. Wow! Great haul this week, Leah! I adore the Page to Screen book! I take it down every so often and just have a flick through it. It's got so much in it!
    Not A Drop to Drink & The Burning Sky both sound amazing! I've heard great things about both of them. The Book Thief is such a beautiful book. I finished it the other day and I loved it so I hope you enjoy it. I got Hourglass too!
    Happy reading :D

  14. We have Harry Potter Stage to Screen. What a cool book!!! You know.. I don't know if I have did a review on it! I should.

  15. I'll be interested to know what you think of Hostage Three. Let me know.

    And I need to get my hands on a copy of The Book Thief soon.

    Enjoy your haul.


    1. Hey Sarah!

      My review of Hostage Three is here :)

  16. I've heard so many amazing things about The Girl of Fire and Thorns trilogy! I really want to read it at one point this year. Not A Drop To Drink also sounds awesome. I hope you enjoy all of your books :)

  17. Woahhh, three weeks worth of books. I almost dislike the posts that are for month-long hauls, because there is so much to look at O_O Let's see... The Burning Sky and Not A Drop To Drink - I have those two! And I love Rae Carson's trilogy! It is probably one of my favorite trilogies :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  18. I really want to read The Girl of Fire and Thorns and The Burning Sky. I'm jealous of your HP book!

    Happy reading!

  19. Lots of these books look very interesting! Have a blast reading all of them :)

  20. Wow, girl!!! You got A LOT of books!!! They all look amazing too! I can't wait to read the Breath of Frost I have it preordered! Enjoy!

    Thanks for stopping my STS @ Addicted Readers! :D

  21. Aww, those lovely, lovely ARCs. And all those bought books. Takes my breath away. happy reading.

  22. Love the look of UK paperbacks, I want to have them all, they are always so pretty!! Especially the ones from Hodder Childrens *_* I spy the Witch series on your pile, I recently read Ruth's new book (Witch Finder) and it was awesome, definitely need to catch up on her previous ones! Happy reading!!!

    Evie @Bookish

  23. Nice haul - thanks for stopping by my STS.

  24. OMG I don't even know what to start with lol All of those look amazing, hope you love them all! Thanks for stopping by

  25. The Harry Potter book is so cool. I am quite jealous. Enjoy. :)

  26. The Queen of Dreams is indeed stunning. I loved the Girl of Fire and Thorns series, it's SO good. I also love The Book Thief, it is one of the best books I ever read.

    Thanks for stopping by and Happy Reading (and happy belated BD)!

  27. Gah! SO MUCH PRETTY! *wipes drool puddle off keyboard* Ok so I'm obviously blown away by the Harry Potter page to film one, not to mention Book Thief, The Girl of Fire and Tjorns, Not a Drop to Drink, The Burning Sky AND A Breath of Frost - I hope you're enjoying all these wonderful books and happy belated birthday ♥ xx

    Here's my Holiday StS Haul


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