Sunday, 21 April 2013

Showcase Sunday #24

Showcase Sunday is hosted by Books, Biscuits and Tea.

First of all - I went to my first ever blogger meet up last weekend! I met up with EllieVickyCeline and Faye in London  and had a lovely time! Fears that they wouldn't recognise me without my tiger hat proved to be unfounded. :)

A couple of books to share this week - one written by a Dane and set in Tanzania, and one written by an Australian and set in Germany!

Jakob Ejersbo - Exile
This was given to me by Vicky when we met in London - thanks Vicky! The first part of the African Trilogy, written by Danish author Ejersbo, who died in 2008 at the age of 40. This is about privileged kids at an International School in Tanzania, "trapped in a land without hope", according to the blurb. Not sure what to expect, but it looks very interesting!

Anna Funder - All That I Am
I absolutely loved Stasiland when I read it a few years ago, and I was really pleased to find Funder's more recent novel in my local library this week. This one is based in Germany, and focuses on Hitler's rise to power and the resistance, focusing on one particular couple who flee to London.

Both of these books will, incidentally, count towards my two challenges this year: the 2013 Translation Challenge (Exile) and the Australian Women Writers Challenge (All That I Am).

I have also managed to do a lot of reading in the last couple of weeks, which has been excellent. Expect lots of reviews in the next few weeks! These are the ones that went up recently:

Melissa Keil - Life in Outer Space (10/10)
Agatha Christie - The Moving Finger (6.5/10)

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  1. I haven't heard of either books but they both look really good and I'm going to have a look at them on Goodreads now. Happy reading! :)

    New follower via Bloglovin'!

    1. I'm hoping they're both good reads, they sound really interesting and both a little bit different. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. They sound great, Kit! I'm swamped with books at the moment so I'll hold off adding them to my TBR on Goodreads, as I'm nearing 200 and it's starting to feel daunting O_o
    Happy reading; look forward to your reviews.

  3. I need to work on my Australian challenge *sigh* Glad to see you're doing that! Enjoy your reads, Kit. :)

  4. Hooray for a book blogger meet up! And I've seen All That I Am around a lot, looking forward to your review!

  5. Hope you enjoy Exile! :) And yay for more reading! I'm a bit behind as usual and my final exams are coming up too. Argh!

    Hope you had a nice weekend :)


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