Inspired by Celine from Nyx Book Reviews, I've decided to combine a bunch of book haul memes into one post. There are so many of these out there, all with great hosts and banners, that it can be very hard to choose between them. So, why choose? Welcome to... Stacking the Showcase Sunday Post Shelves with Letterbox Love. Or, something... :-)
Showcase Sunday is hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea. Stacking the Shelves is hosted at Tynga's Reviews, and Sunday Post is hosted at Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer. Letterbox Love is a special British book-haul meme hosted by Lindsey at Narratively Speaking.
I wasn't going to buy a book this week, I really wasn't. But then I made the mistake of stepping into a charity shop and all hope was lost...
I've been wanting to read Cloud Atlas for a while, and I really wanted a copy with this cover rather than the movie cover, so I consider this a very good find. Plus, good causes! ;-)
And a review copy of a book that looks fantastic, from the same publisher as The Red Knight, which I really enjoyed!
Reading-wise, last week I finished two books, The Case of the Good-Looking Corpse, and The Immortal Rules.
This week I'm reading The Veil, by Jerry Ibbotsen, and The Iron King, by Julie Kagawa.
I'm also mulling over which book I'll read for February's werewolf/shifter month, as part of the Paranormal Challenge. Any recommendations? :-)
Last week's posts:
Bout of Books Wrap Up Post
The Red Knight - Book Review
Vampire Hunter D - Book Review
You may have also noticed... I have a new blog design and banner! Yay!
The old one was only ever meant to be temporary, so it's nice to have something fresh and shiny. This is the result of my husband and I experimenting on blogger and photoshop pretty much all day Saturday, and because we're both new to this, we're feeling pretty pleased with ourselves. And the banner is all John's creation, with very little input from me beyond 'make it fantasy and sci-fi, and make it purple'. Didn't he do a great job?
Big thank you to all the lovely people whose free stuff we used! Photoshop brushes from MiloArtDesign, alecan, redheadstock, and midnightstouch, all on DeviantArt. Font from George Williams.