Showcase Sunday is a meme hosted by Vicky over at the Book, Biscuits and Tea blog to let readers know what book related items have come our way.
Letterbox Love is a meme hosted by Lynsey over at Narratively Speaking and this meme has a British feel to it.
I’ve opted to use the logo designed by Faye over at A Daydreamer’s Thoughts rather than the “official” one because I’m a sucker for old fashioned red postboxes.
The Stacking The Shelves meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews to promote the books that we’re adding to our shelves.
Finally, the most recent meme of this nature that has come to my attention is the Bought, Borrowed & Bagged meme hosted by Cimarron and Braine over at the Talk Supe blog and so I will be participating as part of this meme in addition to the three others that I’ve been taking part in.
Well, it may be new premises, but it’s “same old, same old” as it’s book haul time. It’s been a few weeks that I’ve done one of these but a new blog is as good a reason as any to splurge. (Well, that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it).
“Level 2” by Lenore Appelhans
I’ve not heard too much about this book, but the cover, along with a very reasonable price tag, initially persuaded me to buy it.
The storyline of a young woman trapped in limbo also makes this book sound like an intriguing one to read.
“My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece” by Annabel Pitcher
This is a book that I’ve had on my Wish List for a while. The whole idea of the story of a family who has been affected by a terrorist attack which is seen from the point of view of the family’s ten year old son made me look to buy this book.
“The Pledge” by Kimberly Derting
Another book that I’ve had my eye on for a while. The whole concept of a young woman living in a country where class is divided by language sounds both chilling and intriguing to read.
“Y” by Marjorie Celona
I saw this book in my local branch of Waterstone’s last week and I put it on my Wish List as soon as I saw the premise on Goodreads of the story about a baby who is abandoned at the doors of a YMCA, along with her search to uncover her roots.
“Life In Outer Space” by Melissa Keil
A romantic comedy which features a movie geek. From this particular geek’s point of view, what’s not to like?
I found out about this book on a book haul a couple of weeks ago and it went straight on to my Wish List.
“Wonder” by R. J. Palacio
This book was introduced to me by Faye from the “A Daydreamer’s Thoughts” blog.
Once I saw the synopsis on Amazon of a story about a boy who was born with a facial abnormality having to go into mainstream school after years of home schooling, plus the opinion that it has the power to move people after reading it, I knew that I had to buy it.
“Slide” by Jill Hathaway
This has been on my Wish List for a loooonnnnnnnnnnnng time.
I like the idea of a story where the hero is put into an impossible situation with no-one to turn to – in this case, the character of Vee who has the ability to slide into other people’s minds and who slides into the mind of a killer.
“Alice In Zombieland” by Gena Showalter
What can I say? This is another book that I’ve had my eye on since I saw it on blogs.
Now, I don’t know too much about Gena Showalter’s writing because I’m not in her main target reading market of sexy paranormal books, but a friend of mine told me how good her books are, so I decided to give this mash-up of Alice In Wonderland with Zombies a go. What’s there not to like?
“Shattered Souls” by Delilah Devlin
I saw this on a book haul and I liked the cover, mixed with the storyline of a P.I. with a paranormal edge. Plus, for 99p, it was a steal of a price.
“The Hobbit” by J. R. R. Tolkien
“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit”… and so started a modern day mythology which has become well loved the world over. Only problem is, I’ve never taken the time to read this book. However, I loved the first film in the trilogy so I decided to buy the book.
So, there we have it, the first haul for “The Wandering Bookworm”. I hope that you like the new home. As usual, please leave your comments and links below and I look forward to posting more awesome hauls and stuff.
Now, how did I used to sign off on that old site… Oh yeah, Happy Reading!!!