Book Haul: Showcase Sunday/Letterbox Love/Stacking The Shelves/Bought, Borrowed & Bagged – 14 April 2013

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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.

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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 Bought, Borrowed & Bagged meme hosted by Cimarron and Braine over at the Talk Supe blog.

 

Hi everyone,

Well, it’s been a couple of weeks, but I’m back with a haul post – a combination of novellas, free Kindle books bagged at the last minute and some literary related Blu-Rays.

 

Kindle Books

Crossing the Line (Pushing the Limits, #1.5)

“Crossing The Line” by Katie McGarry

I really enjoyed “Pushing The Limits” following a recommendation from my friend, Hazel, so I thought that I’d take a punt on this novella before getting a copy of “Dare You To”.

 

Doctor Who: Summer Falls

“Doctor Who: Summer Falls” by “Amelia Williams”

This novella, as in the case of the two previous novellas in this range, are based around books or characters featured within the main series, in this case the novel “Summer Falls” which is featured in the episode “The Bells Of Saint John”.  Those of you who are fans of the series will know that the author “Amelia Williams” is the Doctor’s former companion Amy Pond, as portrayed by Karen Gillan up to “The Angels Take Manhattan”.

 

The War of the Worlds The Time Machine

“The War Of The Worlds” and “The Time Machine” by H.G. Wells

Both of these books have been long term wishes for my Kindle collection, especially as I loved the movie adaptation of “The Time Machine” from 1960 directed by George Pal.

 

A Cold Day For Murder (Kate Shugak, #1)

“A Cold Day For Murder” by Dana Stabenow

This was an impulse freebie, and one that was picked purely because I liked the love of the cover.

 

Literary related Blu-Rays

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“Argo” (Director: Ben Affleck)

Based on Antonio Mendez’s book, “The Master Of Disguise”, this was one of my five star films of last year, a cracking thriller and deserving of the awards it received. (Review)

 

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“Silver Linings Playbook” (Director: David O. Russell)

This adaptation of Matthew Quick’s novel has to be treated as an entity in its own right, given the amount of changes made to make it work on screen.  However, it maintains the spirit of the original book and is entertaining with great direction, dialogue and performances, especially by the two leads, Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.  (Review)

 

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“The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” (Director: Peter Jackson)

This film was a great way to start up not only the three film “Hobbit” cycle of films  but also elements of the “Rings” of films.  Peter Jackson directs a great company of actors which is full of adventure, magic and wit.  (Review)

 

And that’s all for this week, please leave your comments and links below and I’ll try my best to take a look at your hauls for this week.

 

Happy reading and viewing!!!

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5 thoughts on “Book Haul: Showcase Sunday/Letterbox Love/Stacking The Shelves/Bought, Borrowed & Bagged – 14 April 2013

  1. I also got Crossing the Line this week, I really liked Pushing the Limits and hopefully this novella will hold me over until Dare You To comes out. I just watched the new Doctor Who episode, I should probably read some of the books soon. Have an awesome weekend! 🙂

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