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

29 comments:

  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!

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  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

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  3. I love historical fiction too...so 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.

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

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  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! :)

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  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...

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  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.

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

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

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  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

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  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

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  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!

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  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

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  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*

    AWESOME MAILBOX BITCH. I LOVE YOU. <3

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  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

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  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. =)

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

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  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!

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  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!

    SECOND CHANCE SUMMER. GIRL, PROMISE ME YOU'LL READ THIS BOOK. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. SO MUCH MORE THAN AMY & ROGER'S EPIC DETOUR. <3

    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! :)

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

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

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  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

    ENJOY, SHIRLEY!! <3

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  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.

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  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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