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Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea. Its aim is to showcase our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders this week.

The last time I did this meme was almost a month ago. Partially, because I'm on vacation. So here're the books I reviewed since the last time. Clicking the covers will bring you to my review.

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Bought
Before you start giving me WTF looks, there's actually a long story behind this haul. My sis called me one day, asking whether I want a box full of books from a thrift shop, she could only recognize Breaking Dawn so the only conclusion I came up with was 'the whole box must've contain a shitload of YA books! Meh. When I dug into the box, there's this collection of random books including 'A Guild To Pregnancy?'. So I ended up choosing these four books only and returned the whole content of the box to my sister so she can sell the rest.

The Host (The Host #1) by Stephenie Meyer
I need to read this solely because many people said it's Meyer's better work and the movie is about to come out.

The Rescue by Nicholas Sparks
I never actually read any Nicholas Sparks book but I heard how cliche his books generally are. But I did cry watching A Walk to Remember so that's a good start.

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
I'm going to desperately search for any form of visual adaptation for this book before I read it. I can never read Classics without watching the movie/TV series first, as the prose usually bored me to tears.

Breaking Dawn (Twilight #4) by Stephenie Meyer
HAHAHAhahahaHAHAHA. Why I do decided to keep it? Actually I appreciate this series. It might be another one of two years before I discovered my passion for YA books if it's not because of Twilight books.

Review Copy
Nameless (Tales of Beauty & Madness #1) by Lili St. Crow
 I'm a sucker for retellings so that explains why I'm so excited for this one. I'm about 20% in and I gotta say, I'm still not amused. The world building is very confusing. Gah! Might try again later.

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Don't forget I Am Alive Giveaway is still running. Stand a chance to win both;
--One (1) I Am Alive bundle (3 books in 1), and,
--One (1) Grimm prequel pack that includes all six Snow White Sorrow prequels.

What books and books-related swag you got this week? Link me up. :)

13 comments:

Great books. I love the Twilight saga books, they are fantastic. I also grabbed Nameless from NetGalley a couple weeks ago. Happy reading.

Katie ~ My Mailbox

Great haul! I'd love to get Pantomime and A Shimmer of Angels as well.

Enjoy!
Thanks for stopping by :)

Thanks for dropping by, KtTurner. Can't really disagree with that. I owe that much to Stephanie Meyers. :P

Some great books in here. Especially Pushing the Limits. LOVED PtL. :D
Thanks for stopping by.

Julie @ Bookaroo-Ju

@ Ula: Pantomine is highly recommended. A Shimmer of Angels, err...not so much.

@ Julie: Haha. PTL is definitely one of most-hyped books of 2012.

I've heard Easy is a great book, I hope you enjoy it! My brother gave me a bag of mixed books a few weeks ago, and I only ended up keeping one of them - it was fun to dig through but there were some odd things in there! Happy reading.

I've got The Host on my Wish List, so I'll be looking to get that before the film.

Even though I've never read Nicholas Sparks' books, but I saw the trailer for the latest film adaptation of his work and it looks like a great film.

Great book haul this week. I can't wait to see your review on Nameless. The cover is so pretty.
Showcase Sunday

What might help with Wuthering Heights is a new book adaptation coming out this week: April Lindner's Catherine. I read the author's Jane Eyre retelling: Jane, and it was a really cool way to get a modern spin on the classic. The new Jane Eyre film was excellent too.

I'll warn you that Wuthering Heights was the only book I ever didn't finish. It was kind of confusing. But then I watched a black and white version of it on tv one day and I liked the movie somewhat. Nicholas sparks is good. If you like him you should try The Last Song next. Enjoy your books and thanks for stopping by today.

I have heard nothing but great things about Pushing the Limits. Nameless looks great too.

Here's my Showcase Sunday!

I like all of the Twilight Saga, except for the last one. -_- Nameless looks interesting. I will be keeping my eye out for your review.

@ kit: Easy didn't work for me. But I agree, it's fun digging through stuff but sometimes odd things would take you by surprise LOL!

@ Theta Sigma: You can always buzz me if you want to buddy read The Host! ^_^

@ Shieka: Hihi. But I wonder why some people hated that cover.

@ Stephco: YES! I think I cried watching the latest Jane Eyre movie. It was so heart-wrenching.

@ Harley: Oh dear. I'm not very patient with confusing books. Thanks for recommending The Last Song!

@ Laura: Huuu...sadly, I didn't enjoy Pushing The Limits that much.

@ M.Kay: I will try to get back to Nameless someday! Maybe I wasn't in the right mood for it at that time. :)


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