Inspired by Celine from Nyx Book Reviews, I've decided to combine several weekly wrap-up memes into one post. 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.
Have you entered my Fire and Ice GIVEAWAY yet? There's still time (closes tonight)! There are two prizes, one open worldwide (as long as the book depository ships to you) and one goody package (UK only). Good luck! :-)
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Last Week on the Blog:
Book Review - The Stars My Destination, by Alred Bester
Book Review - Fragile Things, by Neil Gaiman
Top Ten Series I'd Like To Start
(won in Tabitha's mini-challenge in the WWReadathon,
at Shelf Confessions. Squee! Thank you so much!)
(both from the library)
- YA and Fantasy author Mhairi Simpson is running a Choose Your Own Adventure style story on her blog. Readers can vote on what they want to happen next. Should be a lot of fun; check out Part One of the adventure here: When Dragonflies Attack!
- Angry Robot have released the first books in their new crime imprint, Exhibit A. Angry Robot and Strange Chemistry consistently put out fantastic books, so this new line is very intriguing. The books - 'Scare Me' and 'Penance' - are up on NetGalley now, so if you like crime, go take a look!
- Laura Lam has written a post about how to support debut authors, which I found really interesting. And in the spirit of that, here are my top three debut author books that I've reviewed since starting my blog, in three very different genres:
The Red Knight, by K. T. Davies (Gritty Fantasy)
Geek Girl, by Holly Smale (YA, Contemporary)
The Song of Achilles, by Madeline Miller (Literary, Historical)
I've heard amazing things about Laura's own debut book, Pantomime, but haven't had a chance to read it yet (it's high on the list!).