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22 July 2012

Showcase Sunday #9

Hi everyone! The sun is shining here and it is scorching hot, such a nice change from rain, rain and more rain. I've had a busy week so far. Monday I had to go to my flat in uni to give it a good clean. Tuesday I worked in my local charity store. Luckily I was able to rest for two days before Friday, where I was treated to a lovely day out in Cardiff by my boyfriend. We went to see the new Batman film which was amazing, the best film this year by far and whilst watching it we munched on some yummy sweets. Hopefully this week will be less busy but I am babysitting all day tomorrow! Anyway, I hope you all have a lovely week.

Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicky over @Books, Biscuits and Tea and is a great way of sharing with the world what we've all bought, borrowed and received this week! Please leave a comment below to your posts so that I can check out all of your goodies! :)

Snuff - Terry Pratchett (Goodreads)
The Best of Me - Nicholas Sparks (Goodreads)
Defending Middle-Earth. Tolkien: Myth & Modernity - Patrick Curry (Goodreads)
Just a few this week! Snuff and The Best of Me were part of a 2 for £7 deal that I just couldn't pass up. I'm participating in a Terry Pratchett challenge this year (and not doing too good at the moment) so Snuff is a very nice addition to my growing pile of Discworld novels. The Best of Me is a new Nicholas Sparks novel and his books are my guilty pleasure reads when I want something lighthearted to read (not that Sparks' novels are too lighthearted, I'm usually sobbing in parts!). I think I'll read his book next to give myself a little break from fantasy. The book about Tolkien and Middle-Earth I found for 49p in the amazing shop that is The Works. Just had to get it! The reason why the DVD The Princess and the Frog is pictured is because I had it completely free from Disney themselves. I found out that in Disney/DisneyPixar DVDs there is a leaflet with a code, and if you go to the website on the leaflet each code entitles you to a 100 points. 500 points entitles you to a free DVD of your choice. I might just be alone in thinking that this is such a good deal but I managed to get Princess and the Frog for free and after trawling my sisters' houses I only need another 50 points before getting another free DVD. Oh the little things please me :)

Bought (kindle):
Eden - Keary Taylor (Goodreads)
My boyfriend treated me for my university grades on friday and with the left over money I've managed to buy Eden, a book that looks so good! I'll also buy a few more books for my kindle with whats left over too. This sounds like such an interesting science fiction book that I can't wait to read it. Based on the fallen world of Eden, where technology has been infused with DNA, humanity has been lost and the machines rule. Eve, the main protagonist slowly comes to learn what humanity really means. Sounds so good, must...read..soon!

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  1. Awesome haul! Snuff looks really good - I hope you enjoy! :)

    Thanks for stopping by!!

  2. Great haul! Eden looks creepy but awesome.

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  3. Eden sounds interesting. I might have to get that one!

  4. Awesome haul! :D EDEN sounds really great; it's been on my TBR list for a long, long time. :P I can't wait to hear what you think about it!

    Thanks for stopping by my Showcase Sunday!

  5. Cool haul! The best of me and Snuff sound awesome!

  6. The princess and the frog is such a sweet movie. I LOVE LOVE Disney ^^ Eden looks fascinating, so happy reading :D


  7. Nice array of books there.

    I haven't read the Terry Pratchett one that I got last month.

    Anyhoo, enjoy.

  8. You have some lovely books here! The cover of Eden looks kinda mysterious and creepy. And getting The Princess and the Frog DVD for free, how wonderful :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog earlier. Have a wonderful week!

  9. Haven't heard of any of these books, but they sound great - especially The Best of Me. I've never read anything by Nicholas Sparks, but I do know he's an awesome author, so maybe I'll try something out ^-^
    Thank you for stopping by my blog! :D

  10. Great haul! I "liked" you on FB. Happy reading!

    Ashley @ Dr. Pepper Diva

  11. Awesome haul this week! I have already added it to my TBR list.
    Thanks for sharing,

  12. Eden looks interesting, hope you enjoy.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog


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