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01 July 2012

Showcase Sunday #7

Yay its Sunday and that means one thing: Showcase Sunday! I have had a pretty good week book wise and I just couldn't wait to show all my goodies off to you all. Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted over @Books, Biscuits and Tea.

The Lies of Locke Lamora - Scott Lynch (Goodreads)
The Book of the New Sun - Gene Wolfe (Goodreads)
The Name of the Wind - Patrick Rothfuss (Goodreads)
Do Robots Dream of Electric Sheep - Philip K. Dick (Goodreads)
Eric - Terry Pratchett (Goodreads)
Hyperion - Dan Simmons (Goodreads)
Flowers for Algernon -Daniel Keyes (Goodreads)
I am Legend - Richard Matheson (Goodreads)
Kings & Queens, Chiefs & Rulers - Paul Chesire and David Loades (Amazon)
Wowee! My mammy treated me to a wonderful set of books this week. The Gollancz 50th Anniversary Fantasy Collection is just amazing and as soon as I saw it mentioned by another blogger I knew that I had to have it and for only £8.99 (from the BookPeople) it was a bargain! It's a mixture of some of the top fantasy and science fiction books and they all look so good. The covers are a bit of an eyesore, the garish yellow colour is a bit striking but also gives it a uniqueness don't you think? I can't wait to read them all :) The history book is one I bought a few days ago for like £2.99! A complete bargain. I love love love history so as soon as I saw this book I knew it was mine muhaha.

Review Books:
 Dragon Fate - J. D. Hallowell (Goodreads)
Empty Altars - Judith Post (Goodreads)
These are the last of the review books I'm taking on for a while as I just really just want to read a load of the books on my bookshelf for a few weeks or months even. Don't get me wrong I love reading review books and the generosity of the authors for giving me their books to read is just amazing. But the amount of books piling up that I want to read is just so massive so I need to get a move on and read them! Anyway, these books look really good and really interesting and will instantly start to read them :)

What books did you get this week? Please leave a comment below to your blogs so that I can check all your posts out :)


  1. £8.99 is an absolute bargain! and they'll keep you entertained for an age :-) I know what you mean about wanting to get on top of the book stack. I doubt I have quite as many as you, buy I have so many good self bought books I don't get round to because I feel committed to a review promise .
    Happy reading :-)

    Katja @ YA's the Word

  2. Awesome deal on those books!! I love finding great bargains for books :) Enjoy!

  3. Great haul this week Becca!(: I've heard so many great things about Name of the Wind, so I'm sure you'll enjoy it immensely! :D

    Ivy Book Bindings

  4. Great haul - I hope you enjoy all! Dragon Fate looks awesome, lovely cover! :)

  5. Interesting books you have there! I can't wait to see what you think of them.

  6. £8.99 is a steal! There are some really great titles there too! Happy Reading. :)
    Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Awesome haul! I haven't heard of any of these (I know, I know *sigh*), but they sure look good. Enjoy all your books, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

    The Book Galaxy

  8. Yey glad you got the Gollancz books...and the design really does grow on you.

  9. Normally I'm not much of a history/historical fiction fan but Kings & Queens, Chiefs & Ruler sounds SO good!!

    And I agree with Ellie - there's something about these books that makes you want to pick them up. I don't even care that they're yellow and quite simple.. they're unique!

  10. Woahh so many books for just £8.99! So jealous..
    Looking forward to reading your reviews :D

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