Sunday, 12 January 2014

 

Sunday post #18



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.


Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin (review copy)
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn (competition win)
Last Bus to Coffeeville by J. Paul Henderson (review copy)
Leopold Blue by Rosie Rowell (competition win)
Mrs Sinclair's Suitcase by Louise Walters (review copy)
Players by Karen Swan (competition win)
Solomon's Tale by Sheila Jeffries (competition win)
Take Mum Out by Fiona Gibson (review copy)
The Book of You by Claire Kendal (review copy)
The Foster Husband by Pippa Wright (competition win)



*waves* Hello! Apologies for the lack of updates but I was in the Netherlands for nearly three weeks to visit my family for the holidays. I came back this week and it's such a adjustment (especially the horrific weather... at least all the rain fell at night in the Netherlands). As a quick update to my last post: I wasn't made redundant (which means my friend was), however, I'm still in limbo as the company in general isn't doing well and we have no idea what's going to happen to us after this month. We just moved offices to integrate us into the head office as we're surrounded by people we don't know awaiting our faith... It's not pleasant.

Anyway... because I was away for a bit there were quite a few books waiting for me in the post when I came back, which is always a nice thing. Except, they all looked so great that I didn't know which one to read first! So I'm reading them in the order I need to get the reviews up. I've just finished Golden Boy, which is an intense and profound piece of writing which I highly recommend. Full review will be up soon.

I hope you guys had a fab Christmas and New Year's and I look forward to lots of book chat in 2014! ♥

18 comments:

  1. Hi

    Last Bus To Coffeeville looks like a quirky read and I've added it on to my Wish List.

    Enjoy your reads.

    Please feel free to check out my haul at http://thewanderingbookworm.wordpress.com/2014/01/11/book-haul-christmas-2013-haul-part-three/

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    1. Doesn't it just? I've also recently read Where'd You Go, Bernadette, which was also different and quirky. I really enjoy those kind of reads. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. I'm so sorry about your friend :( And fingers crossed it all works out well for you!

    The Book of You looks very intriguing, I'm looking forward to your review!

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    1. Thanks Vicky, I appreciate it. I don't often read thriller novels but this one has me really intrigued, I hope it's as good as it sounds :)

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  3. Hope everything works out OK Zarina, have been thinking of you since you said on twitter about work and sorry to hear about your friend :(
    You do have some lovely books, I have had my eye on Mrs Sinclair's suitcase for a while so I will look out for your review.

    Take care,
    Laura xxx

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    1. Thanks so much Laura <3 I've had my eye on Mrs Sinclair's Suitcase for a while too and I'm so happy I get a chance to read it early! I just started it and it's one I believe book lovers will really enjoy because the main character works in a book shop and loves books as much as we do :)

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  4. I hope you had a lovely time visiting your family <3 And I'm really crossing my fingers for you with your job and things work out for you!

    BEAUTIFUL books - I LOVE the sound of Take Mum Out and Mrs Sinclairs Suitcase!

    And I'm SO excited we're on the Pivot Point tour together! :D :D

    Have a lovely Sunday!

    Meg xxxxx

    My Showcase Sunday if you'd like a look :)

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    1. Thank you Meg, you are so lovely! :)

      I got excited too when I saw your name in the email chain about Pivot Point, it's such a great book isn't it? I can not wait for Split Second!!

      Hope you have a fab week! xx

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  5. I'll keep crossing my fingers about your workplace, and hope everything calms down soon for you.

    In the meantime, I hope you enjoy your books. I've got Mrs Sinclair's Suitcase too and am really looking forward to it.

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    1. Thank you, that's very kind of you :)

      I'm currently reading Mrs Sinclair's Suitcase and really enjoying it so far - hope you do too!

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  6. I hope you had a good break :) it would have been nice to have all those books waiting for you when you got back!

    Hopefully things at your workplace calm down soon and the news you get is positive. I'm sorry your friend was made redundant, I imagine it would have been hard either way that decision went :(

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    1. Thanks so much, that's really nice of you to say. Having lovely books waiting for me in the post certainly provides some momentary joy, but long term it's still a worrying situation I'm in, unfortunately.

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  7. I don0t know many of these but am familiar with Gone Girl, looking forward to start it myself. I also like the look and sound of The Book of You, kind of creepy as well.
    Happy reading!
    MY haul!

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    1. I already read Gone Girl but I'm really pleased I won my own copy (the other one was borrowed) so I can reread it before seeing the film this year :)

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  8. Sucks about not knowing how stable your job is - I was made redundant on 20th December (Merry Christmas :/ )

    Luckily you have an awesome haul of books to keep your spirits up - happy reading!

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    1. I am so sorry to hear that Cora, that's awful. I was in a similar situation with my friend as we both had to compete for our jobs (both jobs have been turned into one) and she lost hers before Christmas too :( I hope you find something better soon. x

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    1. Thanks, I'm really happy with how varied the books are I've recently received :)

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