Sunday, 17 November 2013

Sunday post #15


Sunday is when I sit back with a lovely cup of tea and write about all the wonderful new books I've received and purchased in the past week. This post participates in fab memes Showcase Sunday and Stacking the Shelves.


• Kindle Paperwhite - this was a gift!! See below :)
Christmas at Carrington's by Alexandra Brown (review copy)
Dot by Araminta Hall (competition win)
Finding Colin Firth by Mia March (review copy)
The Making of Us by Lisa Jewell (gift)
There is More to Life Than Cupcakes by Poppy Nolan - ebook (competition win)
Wicked Ambition by Victoria Fox (gift)



I had an absolutely fab literary week! On Monday I unexpectedly managed to get a last minute ticket to Cosmopolitan's Author Masterclass with Lindsey Kelk (squee), Lisa Jewell, Tasmina Perry and Victoria Fox. It was a wonderful evening of champagne, book chat and insights, and we also received goodie bags, which is where I got my copies of The Making of Us and Wicked Ambition from and which I both got signed at the event.

On Thursday I went to DFS's literary evening in aid of BBC's Children in Need where I had a chance to listen to authors Jenny Colgan (love her novels), Viv Groskop and Alex Marwood as they talked about their work, did readings and answered questions. It was an absolutely brilliant night and very intimate as not many people were there other than the authors and organisers!

On the one hand this was great for the attendees, on the other it was a real shame as it was a charity night and so more people showing up would mean more money could have be raised. On the plus side for me though, they were giving away three new Kindle Paperwhites on the night and I got one! My previous ereader (a BeBook Mini) is old and has started acting up so this couldn't have come at a better time. I'm also finally able to read all the Kindle books I've purchased from Amazon over the past few years on-the-go as I never got around to reading them from the PC app at home.

And then there's the brilliant books I received in the post in the last two weeks. I've already read both Finding Colin Firth (see my review here) and Christmas at Carrington's (review will be up on Monday) and they were amongst the best books I've read this year. So the fact that I received them so close together is pretty awesome!

Have you guys read any of the books listed above yet? If so, what did you think? I hope you have all received some fabulous new reads as well ♥ And if you have a Kindle Paperwhite, do let me know what your favourite features are as so far all I can do with it is read books, but I know it has some more cool features ;)

13 comments:

  1. Finding Colin Firth is on my list to read, so I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it.

    Sounds like your week was full of bookish fun. Here's to another one ahead!

    Here's how my week went.

    Sarah

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  2. A new Kindle, ooh! Congratulations! :) Christmas at Carrington's has such a pretty cover too - so glad you enjoyed it!

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  3. Oooh great looking books! And a new Kindle! :D

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  4. Awesome books. Enjoy your Kindle Paperwhite :)
    http://bookloverslife.blogspot.ie/2013/11/showcase-sunday-13.html

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  5. Lucky you winning a kindle! I'd be lost without mine now, even if I still read mostly paperbacks.

    You have a great haul and it sounds like you've had a great week too!

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  6. Cool stack. Hope you enjoy them all :)

    My haul

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  7. Congrats on the Kindle! That is an amazing win! I nearly bought Finding Colin Firth yesterday, but somehow found the will power to not buy it with my never depleting TBR pile! Hope you enjoy :)

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  8. Finding Colin Firth and The Making of Us both sound really good! Dot sounds really intriguing as well so I may have to check that one out. Congrats on winning a kindle! :D
    Great haul! Happy reading :)

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  9. You've had the best book week ever! Enjoy your lovely new reads and fabulous Kindle! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  10. I really like the covers of some of these books. Congrats on the kindle!

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  11. Congrats on the Kindle! I've been debating on ditching my old Kindle Keyboard for the paperwhite but can't bring myself to actually do it.

    Find Colin Firth! I've never even heard of it before now, but the title alone peaks my interest!

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  12. They all look so pretty! And congratulations on winning the kindle, definitely a plus :) Hope you enjoyed all the events and thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

    Sanna @ Fanciful Fictions

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