Sunday, 18 August 2013

My Book Haul / Showcase Sunday

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

This was another good week reading wise - I finished A Night On The Orient Express by Veronica Henry which has really given me the urge to journey to Venice! The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon was a wonderfully complex story while Seraphina by Rachel Hartman was a wonderful take on Dragon mythology! 

I thought I wouldn't have anything to report this week as I didn't receive any books in the post but then I met up with a good friend yesterday and together we managed to explore a lot of book stores in London and I couldn't leave without picking up one or two! :-)


Half Sick of Shadows - David Logan
Publisher: Corgi
On the eve of Granny Hazel's burial in the back garden a stranger in his time machine visits five year old Edward with a strange request. And Edward agrees to be his friend.
Edward is not alone in the world. His twin sister, Sophia, is about to bring future tragedy upon herself by misunderstanding a promise she will make to their father.
While Sophia stays at home in The Manse, Edward is sent to boarding school. There he encounters the kind and the not so kind and befriends the strangest child, Alf – whose very existence hints at universes of unlimited possibilities ... and who one day might help Edward free Sophia.

I've been after this since it won the first Terry Prachett prize last year and now the paperback copy is out I get to indulge my love of time travel stories!

Neverwhere - Neil Gaiman
Publisher: Headline
Under the streets of London there's a place most people could never even dream of. A city of monsters and saints, murderers and angels, knights in armour and pale girls in black velvet. This is the city of the people who have fallen between the cracks.
Richard Mayhew, a young businessman, is going to find out more than enough about this other London. A single act of kindness catapults him out of his workday existence and into a world that is at once eerily familiar and utterly bizarre. And a strange destiny awaits him down here, beneath his native city: neverwhere.

This book has also been on my must-read list for ages - and I finally gave in and bought a copy! Now I just need to find time to read it...

So what have you been up to this week...?


  1. Lovely books, Mel! And you are right, The Bone Season was wonderful! Glad you had such a good time! :)

  2. Seraphina was so good :) I do hope book 2 will be as good *fingers crossed*

  3. Nice! i haven't read these ones but I hope you'll like them. Happy reading!


  4. I didn't get on very well with Neverwhere but Half-sick of Shadows sounds interesting

  5. So sad that I've only ever read one single book by Neil Gaiman. I really ought to change that; he's written so many awesome ones, after all!

  6. I loved Seraphina! I actually have it in my book post this week because I had an e-arc which expired, and wanted my own finished copy, and it's finally out in paperback :)
    Speaking of which, my post is here: The Book Bundle.


  7. I loved The Bone Season...glad you did too. Seraphina was a wonderful book too. I really enjoyed Neverwhere. Great books!

    My Friends Are Fiction's SS