Sunday, 22 July 2012

On My Bookshelf (24)

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The summer holidays are in full swing now with the fact I'm entering my third week off (only 5 more to go!). The amount of work I have done so far is nil, except if you count reading Frankenstein when I'm on the move. If you want to find out a little more about what I've been doing the last couple of weeks, check out this post here.

I entered Jess Hearts Books' blogoversary giveaway on a whim. I do that a lot with giveaways - I enter with that small chance of winning. So you can imagine my surprise when I get an email from Jess saying I'd won her giveaway. I was at college, helping with a Year 10 day, sitting reading and drinking bad coffee and was a little alarmed reading that. And the books came within days which was a slight surprise for both me and Jess.

As part of my prize, I won three books set in the past, present and future as well as some postcards and bookmarks. This is such a lovely giveaway as I was interested in all three of these books.

- Changeling by Philippa Gregory - I saw this at work and was interested straight away. Philippa Gregory is a renowned historical fiction writer having written The Other Boleyn Girl. I was interested to see her branch off to the YA/Teen genre. I really hope this is as good as her other books 

- Emma Hearts LA by Keris Stainton - I've seen so many reviews for this book and Jessie Hearts NYC, it's ridiculous so I hope this is as good as everyone says it is. I have her other book, Delia Says: OMG on my to-read list for a while now. I also visited LA last year (I was there, like now, a year ago) so I'm looking forward to recognising some of the places mentioned! (Hint: Venice Beach isn't as great as it seems)

- The Selection by Kiera Cass - Okay, okay, I know, I said last week that I received this as a Net Galley here but I didn't know I'd won this giveaway when I requested it. This book is a book quite high on my to-read list, mostly because of the cover. So pretty. 

These are some of the other things that Jess included in the package: 

I thought the business card above was such a lovely idea to give to people!

Have a good week - what books did you receive this week? 


  1. Aww I'm so glad to see they arrived safely! Hope you enjoy them all Rebecca :)

  2. Great haul! I have been wanting to read Changeling for a while- I adore historical fiction! I actually just finished up the Selection and so far I have a love/hate relationship with the book. Hopefully you like it better! Happy reading!

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    McKenna :)

    1. Oh I've heard that about The Selection so when I do get round to reading it, at least I know that. Personally, I just love the cover :)

  3. It's definitely cool to win a giveaway every now and then. Winning my first two inspired me to host my own, which has been it's own adventure. Sounds like you've had a great week.

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  4. I am so jealous of Changeling. I loved Emma Hearts LA and The Selection was okay, I hope you enjoy them too!

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    1. Ah that's good! I've heard lots of good things about Emma Hearts LA :)

  5. You're so lucky! Emma Hearts LA is awesome, and I LOVE the sound of The Selection. And that swag!! Enjoy these awesome books, Rebecca. :D

    1. Thank you! Yeah it looks so good and with my small knowledge of LA itself, this will HAVE to be read this summer.
      I like the sound of The Selection too - but I've seen so many mediocre or bad reviews for it :S


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