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Showcase Sunday 13-05-12

13 May 2012

Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicky @ Books, Biscuits and Bites. Inspired by Pop Culture Junkie and The Story Siren, the aim of this meme is to showcase our newest books!

I seem to be receiving doubles of so many books these days! Any Aussies who want to swap for this; give me a shout<3

I don't actually know too much about this; (I'm trying to not read the early reviews in case they affect my feelings about this when I read it!) BUT it's DYSTOPIAN. And that's enough to spark my interest :) Can't wait to start this!

*SQUEALLLLL* Philippa Gregory is one of my favourite authors! I absolutely loved her adult titles- The Other Boleyn Girl and The Constant Princess (I went through this phase where all I read was historical fiction, especially ones about the Tudor family!) I can't wait to read her YA debut! I'm certain I'll LOVE this :)

Everyone seems to LOVE Morgan's debut Amy and Roger's Epic Detour (I have yet to read that!) Let's hope I enjoy this one :) 

This was a nice surprise from Bloomsbury! Inside the package, there was also a booklet of June-Dec 2012 releases - and let me tell you..THERE'S A LOT OF FABULOUS BLOOMSBURY TITLES RELEASED SOON!Unfortunately the average rating for this on goodreads is 2.75 stars soo...I'm a little hesitant to start this :S Still..I hope it won't be a disappointment!

And the gorgeous MANDEE from YA Vegan Nerds sent me a little package filled with delicious CHOCOLATE BARS! OMG AHDIUSAHIUSAHDSAIU I LOVE YOU MANDEE!!! My exams are starting in a week, so I'll need as much sugar as I can get to help me endure this painful period of time :/ heheeee doesn't the sight of those choccie bars make your mouth water? :) 

A huge thank you to Simon and Schuster, Allen & Unwin, Bloomsbury and Mandee@YA Vegan Nerds for the above awesomeness<3

What goodies did you receive this week? Leave links! :D


  1. Some fun ones there. I am super curious about that Phillipa Gregory book. Looks like Mands has you fixed up for your exams! Good luck, Shirley. I am sure you will do well. I will miss you on the blogosphere!

  2. What a great book haul! I cannot wait to read Second Chance Summer, I've heard REALLY GOOD THINGS!

    And yay, I am glad the choccies arrived! I hope you enjoy them and they keep you going through your exams, I am sure you will blitz 'em! xox

    Mands xox

  3. I love historical fiction I'm SO excited to read Changeling as well! I hope you enjoy it! I'm so curious to see how Philippa Gregory will do switching from adult to YA.

  4. I have Second Chance Summer and Dead Time, too--both look like great reads.

  5. I'm so freaking glad I stumbled across your blog! I'm an avid reader and kept wondering where could I get more information about good, meaningful books.! Its such an obsession! I'll definitely read this book!! Thank you for sharing it. The reviews seem great! :)


  6. Deadtime looks amazing! I don't think I have heard of that one before... I will need to go and check it out. Great haul, Shirley. I can't wait to hear what you think of The Glimpse. I'm looking forward to starting that one myself, but the reviews haven't been great so far...

  7. Ahh, luck you, Shirley! What an awesome showcase for the week. The chocolates from Mandee look particularly divine. :D I just booked a trip to Australia in a couple of months, so I am busily compiling notes on Aussie books I need to check out.

  8. Changeling sounds amazing! I hope you enjoy it. :D

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  9. I want to try those candy bars, looks yummy

    Talk Supe 

  10. Lalaine @ Ficbookreviews7 September 2012 at 18:46

    sEep I loved The Hunt I hope you enjoyed it, and great haul Shirley, happy reading! x


  11. Lalaine @ Ficbookreviews7 September 2012 at 18:46

    those chocolates are very tempting, SHARE!!!! haha. I also got THe Hunt and Deadtime too but I only got the arc and youve got the finished copy i think,(jealous) great haul Shirley hope you enjoy them all(esp the chocs) lol x0xx0


  12. Hahah, I also went (and I still am) through a Tudor fan fase. Philippa Gregory her books are just AMAZING. She is one of my favourite history writers :) So I'm dying to read this one <3

    I have a copy from The glimpse waiting for me on NetGalley. I'm very excited about it :D And chocolate bars (L) Who doesn't love chocolate?

    Happy reading, I love your box!

  13. AMAZING MAILBOX SHOWCASE SHELF PILE BOOKIE THING! I am so excited to read EVERY SINGLE BOOK IN THAT PILE, and ALSO! MANDEE! CHOCOLATE! AKGJJKADFH! I think we need to call her the chocolate fairy or... something. She's even sweeter than the chocolate she brings ^__^

    Uh, are you vegetarian/vegan/anything, or just open to chocolate of all kinds? :D

  14. EEEK. AWESOME MAILBOX BB. Gah. How is it that bloggers get two copies of books so often? :P LOL though look at Lisa! She got THREE copies of Insurgent sent to her from publishers...PLUS her hardcover from TBD. *cracks up laughing*

    The Glimpse sounds really good doesn't it? I think that it's going to be an AWESOME book and I really want to read it. :D Did you see what the original cover used to look like? I LOVE THIS ONE more though. <3

    AHHHH. You're going to kill me but....I actually HAVEN'T read anything by Phillipa Gregory! D: D: OOPS. I really want to read this one though. It's YA isn't it? I want to read her adult books too....gahhhh. HOW HAVE I NOT READ HER BOOKS YET.

    OH YUM! THOSE CHOCOLATE BARS LOOK AMAZING AND AWESOME. How have I never heard of ANY of those brands of chocolate?! *stares* *drools* *looks around* *EATS*
    Thanks babe. *runs away*


  15. Eek chocolate! Yum! Glimpse sounds really interesting. I love the cover as well!

    Changeling actually sounds pretty epic! The cover is really pretty as well!

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  16. My comment started in my head with "Oh my goodness, everyone seems to LOVE Second Chance Summer AND Amy and Rodger's Epic Detour, so I can't wait to read your review for it too!" but then I saw the chocolate bars and my brain automatically flipped to, "CHOCOLATE!!!" I'm almost as much of a chocoholic as I am a bookaholic (that's how you know it's severe!), but seeing those foreign chocolates split my face with a smile -- they looks so funny, yet SO DELICIOUS at the same time! :')

    ILY, Shirley-birdie! Please eat lots of chocolate for the both of us and study hard for your exams and ignore that pile of epic-amazing books sitting beside you -- I know you'll do great! x) <3

  17. Lots of goodies this week. Including chocolate..YUM. I got The hunt this week too :D

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  18. I've read mixed review of The Hunt (the positive is overwhelming though).

    Great books altogether this week! Happy reading. =)

  19. Awesome haul. Would love to have all of them. Will add them to my wishlist immediately. :)
    Enjoy them!
    New follower :)

  20. OMG THE GLIMPSE. I loved that book <33 can't wait to read SCS! *squees* Happy reading, Shirley! I see food. *steals*

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  21. Great books this week Shirley! I also can't wait to read Second Chance and The Hunt! And I can't believe you haven't read Amy and Roger's Epic Detour yet! Get on it girl! I know you'll just love it! :)

  22. Jessica@a GREAT read7 September 2012 at 18:46

    OOoh very nice! Books and chocolate! Can't get much better than that!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  23. EEEEEEE!!! I got Changeling this week too! <3 So excited to read it! I haven't read any books by Philippa Gregory but I know her adult books are amazing so I can't wait to read her first YA series! I also got the Hunt this week. I didn't request it because I lost interest in the book but somehow I am still excited to read the book when I got it!


    And Mandee is seriously fantastic! I also got those vegan bars a while back ago & they are AMAZING! ;)

    PS: Good luck with your exams, Shirley! <3 I'm sure you'll do SO WELL! :)

  24. Yum chocolate!! Haha what a fun gift! And great haul too The Glimpse looks super good!

  25. Great haul, Shirley! You can never have enough chocolate :)
    Dead Time and The Glimpse look really interesting!!!

  26. CHANGELING!!!! WANT! S&S are sending me a copy, so I'm crazy excited for it to arrive! I haven't read anything by Philippa Gregory, but Changeling sounds freaking AWESOME. And since she has your nod of aproval, Brodie love :D

    Amy & Roger's Epic Detour actually took me a little while to get into it, but I'm glad I stuck with it because LOVE!! <3 So excited to start SCS! Oooh and The Glimpse? Dead Time? They sound AWESOME. Can't wait to read your reviews.

    Hee! Mandee ROCKS. If there's anything to help get you through a painful exam period, it's chocolate :D


  27. Mandee gave me the same chocolates about a month ago! They were pretty yum <3 Now that the important comment was made *cough*chocolate*cough* Awesome books. I really want to read Changeling. Can't wait to see what you think of it.

  28. YAY For Second Chance Summer! I plan on reading it next, after I finish up with Catastrophic History. Although, I wasn't much of a fan of Amy and Roger's Epic Detour, I'm thinking this one may be a little more awesome. ENJOY!


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