Sunday, 10 November 2013

Showcase Sunday #2

Showcase Sunday, hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea.

This week is my own swag from Waterstones and Tipping Point, sent to me by indie author Walter Danley. Kate Ellis is my current crime-addiction and I just can't get enough of her Wesley Peterson series.

Not much, but I can't wait to get stuck in!

When I finished James Oswald's Book of Souls earlier this week, the first thing I did was tweet Penguin begging for the next. So imagine my surprise when I logged on to Net Galley and it was sitting there waiting for me to download. YES! Needless to say, I finished it mere hours after downloading it. Check back for my review.

*insert fan-girling here*
This week I've picked up Locked In by Kerry Wilkinson from Audible to listen to at work. I have to wear hearing protection anyway, so my sound excluding headphones with a quietly playing audio book work just as well and kill two birds with one stone.

Time to Tune Out the Machinery



17 comments:

  1. I love the sound of A Painted Doom, and the cover is awesome too :) Glad you had a great time at Waterstones :)

    Hope you have a lovely week,

    Megan xxx

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

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  2. Ooh very nice! I take it you don't mind crime books then :P I need to go to Waterstones, i always feel really bad passing it knowing an amazon shipment is on the way. I used to spend so much time in there! Thanks for stopping by my post! :)

    Sanna @ Fanciful Fictions

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    1. My problem is that I can't walk past it! The good thing is the recommendations from the staff and knowing about events first, but the bad thing is all of the books I then bring home and have nowhere to put.

      I love crime, probably my favourite genre.

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  3. Nice haul! Locked in looks spookily awesome, must look it up myself.

    Happy reading!
    My haul

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  4. I wish I could get on with audio books but I just zone out and miss what's been said! Hope you enjoy.

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    1. It took me a while, and I can only listen to certain narrators. I feel bad when it doesn't work out with one, but then there's always teh paperback :)

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  5. Awesome haul! I've never heard of most of these but will check them out :) Thanks for stopping by my SS.

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  6. I've never heard of any of these books before, but I hope you enjoy them all! Happy reading and thanks for stopping by! :)

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  7. Lovely new books! Hope you enjoy them.

    My Sunday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/11/sundays-weekly-book-recap-43.html

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  8. Ooo lovely haul! :-) enjoy reading

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  9. Wow you got that response back from Penguin quick. Lucky! Enjoy your audio book, Cora Linn! I love them if they're done right. :)

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  10. Oh wow, congrats on the James Oswald book, that was so nice of Penguin. :-) I actually met James Oswald at World Fantasycon (he's written an epic fantasy series too) and he's just the loveliest guy. I really need to get his books now and try them. Nice to hear that you loved the one you read so much!

    Hope you enjoy your new books and have a super week! :-D

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    1. I saw that he'd signed a 5-book fantasy deal with Penguin, so I can't wait to read them.

      His Inspector McLean books have a slight element of fantasy in which I love and which is so unusual for the crime genre. I think that's probably why I love them so much, that they really stand out. But now I have to wait until summer for the next! Luckily he's signed another 3-book deal for them too.

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  11. Never heard of these books but am sure they will be good, hope you enjoy your new books :)

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  12. I've been meaning to read James Oswald's books for a while - so glad to hear you love them so much! I read two of Kerry Wilkinson's books before but I found them a bit slow paced for my liking :(

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    1. Yes, it's definitely very slow compared to what I'm used to and did feel like it dragged a bit. Didn't help that the narrator was a little flat and lifeless sounding.

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    2. Agreed. It took me ages to read it - I mean, I do like the main character but there's nothing remarkable about her. Or the story.

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