Sunday, 24 March 2013

Showcase Sunday: Ozfest!

Showcase Sunday is hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea.

I have been a little bit absent from these parts lately, mostly due to the looming final deadline, but give me two weeks and I should hopefully be free. Ish. You know.

Two books to share this week - both Australian young adult novels. (Eddie and the koala approve.)

Received as part of Mandee's book tour, sent on to me by Jasprit (thanks ladies!). I just finished this on Friday night, and it's absolutely fantastic. Review to come!

Everything Beautiful - Simmone Howell

Picked up from the library yesterday after my reservation came in. Another author recommended to me by Mandee (who has also made me watch My Mad Fat Diary, and I can only pass on the recommendation!). I started reading this last night and I'm enjoying it so far.

This weekend I will, however, mostly be reading my own footnotes and making sure all the page numbers are correct. YES.

In awesome news, I did go and see Skunk Anansie this week - this was my fourth time seeing them and they were mind-blowingly excellent as always! There isn't much good footage from the Wolverhampton gig on Youtube yet, but this pretty much sums up the atmosphere:

(The crunchy sound is a good replication of what it sounds like in the Wulfrun when the bass is so loud is echoes off the wooden walls/floor.)

A handful of reviews posted over the last week or so:
S. J. Bolton - Now You See Me (very twisty crime thriller with a Jack the Ripper bent)
Stephanie Perkins - Lola and the Boy Next Door (and my re-read of Anna and the French Kiss)
Gillian Flynn - Gone Girl (gripping thriller with lots of unexpected moments)

Hope everyone is having a good weekend, thanks for stopping by!


  1. I bet it will be a great feelign when it's all handed in and to spend a few days without anything on your mind.

    1. I am very much looking forward to that feeling :)

  2. *sigh* I know the feeling. Thesis submission deadline is next Friday for us so I can't wait to get it over with. Life in Outer Space looks great! The title sounds familiar but I don't know if it's the book I have in mind or something else. Will check it out on Goodreads. :)

    1. LiOS is awesome, I definitely recommend it either way! Good luck with your submission too - the end is in sight!

  3. Good luck with the deadline, make sure you have a rest after and a relax as much as you can :)

    Life In Outer Space sounds fantastic :)

    Megan xxxxxxxxxxx

    My Showcase Sunday if you'd like a look :)

    1. I have a week off planned after the submission date - it's going to be excellent. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I haven't heard of Everything beautiful before, but the cover is really nice. Good luck with the deadline.

    Nina@J'adore Happy Endings

    1. Yeah I really like the cover too. I haven't read much of it yet, but it's interesting so far!

  5. Life in Outer Space is one I really want to read soon, so I'm looking forward to it, and Simmone Howell is an author I just HAVE to pick up! I've heard such great things about those books! Enjoy! :)

    1. Thanks Keertana! LiOS was a wonderful read from start to finish so I hope you get chance to read it soon.

  6. Not heard of those two books before but they do look interesting. Hope you enjoy your new books :)

  7. Wow, seeing Skunk Anansie live must have been a dream come true. I know it would be for me. Life in Outer Space is a book I've heard a lot about, ALL of it good. I'll be interested to hear your opinion.

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