Sunday, 24 June 2012

My Book Haul/Showcase Sundays

I've decided to join Books, Biscuits and Tea's Showcase Sunday to share my lovely book hauls each week. Have a look back at Vicki's link up to see what everyone is up too!

This week I visit a couple of secondhand book stores and had some great bargain finds!
Shakespeare's Champion - Charlaine Harris
Shakespeare's Christmas - Charlaine Harris
Shakespeare's Trollop - Charlaine Harris
Shakespeare's Counselor - Charlaine Harris

I already have the first book, Shakespeare's Landlord and now I have the whole series for the bargain price of £5!

Cold Magic - Kate Elliott
Publisher: Orbit
Young Cat Barahal thinks she understands the world she lives in and her place in it, but in fact she is merely poised, unaware, on the brink of shattering events. Drawn into a labyrinth of politics involving blood, betrayal and old feuds, she will be forced to make an unexpected and perilous journey in order to discover the truth, not just about her own family but about an ancient secret lying at the heart of her world.
Cat and her cousin Bee are part of this revolution. Young women at college, learning of the science that will shape their future and ignorant of the magics that rule their families. But all of that will change when the Cold Mages come for Cat. New dangers lurk around every corner and hidden threats menace her every move. If blood can't be trusted, who can you trust?

This looks like a interesting combination of steampunk and fantasy - and again a bargain at only £2!

Green Rider - Kristin Britain
Publisher: Gollancz
On her long journey home from school after a fight which will surely lead to her expulsion, Karigan G'ladheon ponders her future as she trudges through the immense forest called Green Cloak. But her thoughts are interrupted by the clattering of hooves as a galloping horse bursts from the woods, the rider slumped over his mount's neck, impaled by two black-shafted arrows. As the young man lies dying on the road, he tells Karigan that he is a Green Rider, one of the legendary messengers of the king, and that he bears a "life and death" message for King Zachary. He begs Karigan to carry his message, warning her not to read it, and when she reluctantly agrees, he makes her swear on his sword to complete his mission "for love of country." As he bestows upon her the golden winged-horse brooch which is the symbol of his office, he whispers on his dying breath, "Beware the shadow man..."
     Karigan's promise changes her life forever. Pursued by unknown assassins, following a path only her horse seems to know, and accompanied by the silent specter of the original messenger, she herself becomes a legendary Green Rider. Caught up in a world of deadly danger and complex magic, compelled by forces she cannot understand, Karigan is hounded by dark beings bent on seeing that the message, and its reluctant carrier, never reach their destination

I've been thinking about buying this book for ages and when I saw reduced I couldn't resist!

Snuff - Terry Prachett
Publisher: DoubleDay
According to the writer of the best-selling crime novel ever to have been published in the city of Ankh-Morpork, it is a truth universally acknowledged that a policeman taking a holiday would barely have had time to open his suitcase before he finds his first corpse.
And Commander Sam Vimes of the Ankh-Morpork City Watch is on holiday in the pleasant and innocent countryside, but not for him a mere body in the wardrobe. There are many, many bodies and an ancient crime more terrible than murder.
He is out of his jurisdiction, out of his depth, out of bacon sandwiches, and occasionally snookered and out of his mind, but never out of guile. Where there is a crime there must be a finding, there must be a chase and there must be a punishment.
They say that in the end all sins are forgiven.
But not quite all...

Terry Prachett is just a constant - a british comic fantasy writer with a sharp eye for cutting through anything and making it funny! This has just come out in paperback so I had to spring for a brand new copy!

Slated - Teri Terry
Publisher: Orchard Books
Kyla’s memory has been erased,
her personality wiped blank,
her memories lost for ever.
She’s been Slated.
The government claims she was a terrorist, and that they are giving her a second chance - as long as she plays by their rules. But echoes of the past whisper in Kyla’s mind. Someone is lying to her, and nothing is as it seems. Who can she trust in her search for the truth?

This just sounds so cool so I had to treat myself! :-)

What did you pick up this week?


  1. Apropos Terry Pratchett - have you by any chance read a book by Frances Hardinge? If you love his writing style as much as I do you should definitely give her books a try!

  2. I've been wondering about Harris' other series besides the Sookie Stackhouse books. Great deal. Hope you enjoy, looking forward to your thoughts.

  3. Oh I so need to read the Charlaine Harris books, I'm curious about this series, and I love the french covers we have for this one. I hope you'll enjoy them all darling!

  4. Great books, Mel! I love Kristen Britain's series and Charlaine Harris is one of my favourite authors as well. Although I haven't tried the Shakespeare series yet.

  5. Wowee that was a bargain price! Have never heard of Charlaine Harris' other series so I'll check them out :) Slated looks really good .. definitely adding that to my TBR pile!

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  6. The Charlaine Harris books look interesting, I hope you enjoy the, Also I've been dying to get my hands on Slated. Enjoy.

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  7. I'm sooo jealous you have Slated - it looks amazing! I really hope you enjoy it along with all your other new goodies! Happy reading!

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  8. Green Rider looks so awesome! Congrats on the bargins!

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  9. Awesome find on your inexpensive series. It's always fun to do something like that.

    Slated looks good. Creepy cover though.

  10. Hooray for bargain book finds! Great haul this week.
    Slated sounds so good- I can't wait to see what you think of it.

  11. The cold magic cover is awesome, and I've heard loads about slated!
    But mostly I am dying to read something for Charlaine Harris.

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  12. I have Shakespeare's Landlord on my to-read! And yay for bargain books! :D

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  13. Wow you have some great books this week. Green Rider and Cold Magic look so good and I love Terry Pratchett too :) Happy Reading!

    -Becca@Lost in Thought

  14. I've got Snuff in Hardback. I've not managed to read it yet, but I really should!

  15. Good books for you :D happy reading! (and cold magic yay)

  16. Ohhh, you're SO lucky that you have Slated! I've been pining after that book ever since a bunch of my blogging friends gushed about how amazing it is, and I'm desperately trying to get my hands on a copy. I really hope you love it as much as everyone else seems to! Getting your memory slated can't be an easy thing, right? ;)

    Awesome book haul, Mel! I hope you have an amazing reading week! :) <3

  17. Awesome looking haul this week! Happy reading and enjoy!


  18. Slated looks really really good. I hope you enjoy everything you got this week! =) Here's my IMM!

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  19. Oh, good for you! I liked Lily Bard books, they're undemanding and loads of fun. I also liked Slated a lot, it was surprisingly good. Happy reading to you.

  20. I'm on a steampunk binge and I like the sound of that Orbit book, I might get it later.

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  21. Thats some awesome books! I'm curious about the Green Rider. I've heard great things about that series. Hope you have a wonderful week.