Sunday, 2 September 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! Another quiet week as my book buying ban continues! One giveaway win and one preorder showed up...
Brownies and Broomsticks - Bailey Cates
 Katie Lightfoot's tired of loafing around as the assistant manager of an Ohio bakery. So when her aunt Lucy and uncle Ben open a bakery in Savannah's quaint downtown district and ask Katie to join them, she enthusiastically agrees.
While working at the Honeybee Bakery—named after Lucy's cat—Katie notices that her aunt is adding mysterious herbs to her recipes. Turns out these herbal enhancements aren't just tasty—Aunt Lucy is a witch and her recipes are actually spells!
When a curmudgeonly customer is murdered outside the Honeybee Bakery, Uncle Ben becomes the prime suspect. With the help of handsome journalist Steve Dawes, charming firefighter Declan McCarthy, and a few spells, Katie and Aunt Lucy stir up some toil and trouble to clear Ben's name and find the real killer...
I won this from The Quillery as part of Quill's  Paranormal Cosy Mystery Month - and I have to say it looks yummy!
The Song of the Quarkbeast (The Last Dragonslayer #2) - Jasper Fforde
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton 
As the background Wizidrical Power slowly builds after the Big Magic, King Snodd IV of Hereford realises the man who controls Magic controls almost anything.
But one person stands between him and his plans for power and riches: Jennifer Strange, sixteen-year-old acting manager of Kazam.
It may involve a trip on a magic carpet at the speed of sound to the Troll Wall, it may involve a second Quarkbeast sniffing around town. It might also involve the mysterious Transient Moose, and a powerless sorceress named Once Magnificent Boo. But one thing is certain: Jennifer Strange and her faithful assistant Tiger Prawns will not relinquish the noble powers of magic to big business and commerce without a fight
Jasper Fforde is another one of my auto-purchases and I really enjoyed his inventive Last Dragonslayer.
What have you picked up this week? Can you make me jealous as I try to curb my spending?! :-)


  1. Ohh I so wanna try a cozy mystery :D

  2. I still need to read Last Dragonslayer, I've had it forever!

  3. Aw the top one looks awesome! Definitely a wonderful curl-up-next-to-the-fire-with-a-hot-chocolate type of book ;) I've definitely got to get me some Jasper Fforde to read as well! I've heard so many great things.

    My Showcase Sunday post is here :)

  4. oh Brownies and Broomsticks sounds nice! now I'm intrigued, I'll wait for your review to know more about it!

  5. Brownies and Broomsticks sounds awesome! Congrats on winning it and enjoy both books :)

  6. I haven't heard of the Last dragonslayer before, but I'm going to check them out on Goodreads. Happy reading!

    My showcase Sunday.

  7. cosey looking books . looking the last dragonslayer up

  8. I have never heard of either of these, but I love the sound of them both! Brownies and Broomsticks is an epic name ;) Happy reading, Mel! :)
    My Showcase Sunday:

  9. I love the sound & cover of Brownies & broomsticks, reminds me of that FB game, Cafe World. I used to have an unhealthy addiction to that game *blushes*

    Happy Sunday!
    Talk Supe BB&B

  10. I really need to start reading books by Jasper Fforde! There are great reviews out there for all of his books! :)

    My showcase Sunday :)

  11. Brownies and Broomsticks does look yummy!! And it has a lovely cover as well. :) I hope you'll enjoy it!

  12. The second Dragonslayer book is out already? I just read the first one. It was awesome!