Sunday Post (24) & Sunday Showcase (13)

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The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  It was inspired in part by the In My Mailbox meme. It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

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So it’s been a while. Sorry about that. It has been a busy three weeks for me, and that’s been both good and bad. It’s scary to think December will begin this time next week – where has the year gone?!

On the 4th November I travelled down to Foyles in London to attend the Holly Black and Sarah Rees Brennan signing. I was also interested to hear them talk about gothic fiction. Unfortunately things did not go smoothly, as some of you who follow me on Twitter may remember. The train I was on became a crime scene as hit someone, so consequently it took me several hours to get to London. I missed the talk, BUT I did manage to arrive for the signing.

Mum received some good news on the 6th November, so we got to go on holiday. We stayed in a house just outside Lelant (which is near St. Ives [but closer to Hayle]) for a week. It was lovely being back down in Cornwall. Mum grew up down there, and I went to University College Falmouth. Lucky seemed to enjoy the holiday too, he was much more energetic than he had been for a while. We visited St Ives and Newquay, and stopped off a Trebah Gardens which is really beautiful all year round. We’ve been visiting there since I was young.

Mum and I left Dad in charge of Lucky on Friday, and we ventured into London for a day out. We had a fantastic day, ate some brilliant food, did a bit of shopping, and had a generally good time 🙂

Yesterday Lucky collapsed at around eleven in the morning. We’d been out doing the weekly shop (I’d tagged along for the breakfast ;)) and I’d gone in the house to open the back door. He’d followed me down the hall and into the kitchen where he just collapsed. We rushed him off to the vets, who were brilliant. It took them most of the day to find out what was wrong with him, and we got the call to let us know they had to operate on him just before Day of the Doctor started on BBC1. He’s fine now and home; they had to remove his spleen, and we’re awaiting the results of the biopsies.

Hopefully next week will be better. I’ve got a family meal to look forward to on the Saturday to celebrate my aunt’s birthday, and hopefully it will be fun.

Thee Last Three Weeks on The Flutterby Room

Next Week on The Flutterby Room

  • 28th November – The Pleasures of Autumn by Evie Hunter (adult)

Any New Books?

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 each week.

This is three weeks worth of books 🙂

Top: Books I took to the event to get signed Bottom: Books I bought and got signed at event

My order from Amazon UK finally arrived whilst I was down in Cornwall. Typical.

Books I picked up on my London trip in Foyles

Books I picked up in London from Forbidden Planet

Eight books in three weeks isn’t bad, although with Christmas coming up I think this is the last of my spending.

  • The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black (signed)
  • Untold (The Lynburn Legacy Book 2) by Sarah Rees Brennan (signed)
  • Ever After (The Hollows #11) by Kim Harrison (adult)
  • Shadowlark (Skylark #2) by Meagan Spooner
  • The Fiery Heart (Bloodlines #4) by Richelle Mead
  • The Hollows Insider by Kim Harrison (adult)
  • Archangel’s Legion (Guild Hunter #7) by Nalini Singh (adult)
  • Angel’s Flight (Guild Hunter #6) by Nalini Singh (adult)

That’s it from me this week. I hope you’ve had a good week; let me know how your week went in the comments below.

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