Sunday, 11 August 2013

Showcase Sunday #30

I finally cracked. After eight months of using my Kindle to read free classics and eARCs and articles and a fair amount of (free, again) Sherlock Holmes tales, I ventured into the Kindle sale and came out doing a happy little dance at the surprise bargains I'd managed to track down.


The Stepford Wives - Ira Levin
The Boys From Brazil - Ira Levin
A Kiss Before Dying - Ira Levin
Rosemary's Baby - Ira Levin

I've read The Stepford Wives and Rosemary's Baby before, a few years ago, and thoroughly enjoyed both (particularly The Stepford Wives). Levin writes chilling, unsettling stuff, and these are all 99p at the moment - too good to pass up!


Big Brother - Lionel Shriver

I've read a few of Shriver's books now - starting with We Need To Talk About Kevin, but I haven't picked up the last two or three that she's written. This one is about a woman whose older brother comes to live with her and her husband, and how she's forced to choose between the two of them.

Diary of a Nobody - George Grossmith

This is my mum's favourite book. I've never read it, but it's free to download at the moment - about a man who, despite not being notable, decides to publish his diary.

I also picked up three books from the library:
The Inspector and Silence - HÃ¥kan Nesser
Another Inspector Van Veeteren mystery, this time focusing on a religious sect and the murder of a young girl.

Midwinter Sacrifice - Mons Kallentoft
The first book featuring detective Malin Fors - ambitious, unpredictable, and chasing a small town killer.

Oscar Wilde and the Ring of Death - Gyles Brandreth
I've been intrigued by these books for a while - a mystery series featuring Oscar Wilde and Arthur Conan Doyle as the investigators - so thought I'd give this a go.

Recent posts:

Don't forget to check out Jamie's A-Z Book Survey over at The Perpetual Page Turner - I posted my answers on Friday, and it was a lot of fun!

Life After Death: Eighteen Years on Death Row by Damien Echols
The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
Potter Redux: The Goblet of Fire

And, if you missed it, the #CatchUpClub completed its first mission - to read Cinder / Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. You can read my review of Scarlet here (and my earlier review of Cinder here), and see a round-up of all our thoughts over here on Emily's blog. Our current book is Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo - come join us!

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

11 comments:

  1. Nice haul! I love the look of the mysteries! I need to look these up, I have to read more from the genre.
    Happy reading!

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  2. I love your library books! Especially Midwinter Sacrifice. I've always wanted to give Scandinavian crime a go but never knew where to start. Looking forward to hearing what you think of this one!

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  3. Thanks for the Ira Levin link. I picked up Rosemary's Baby. It was one of the most disturbing movies I have ever seen, but found courage to get the book. Hope it as good as the movie is.

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  4. Huh, I would like to try out Ira Levin's stuff. I'm definitely intrigued by what you had to say and those covers! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Big Brother looks really good, and is on my to read list. We Need to Talk About Kevin by Shriver is one of my favourite books.

    Happy reading.

    Sarah

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  6. Nice haul! I love the covers for those classics you got, it's so great when they do the matching revamps like that.

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  7. I haven't read any of these! I'd like to check out The Stepford Wives and Rosemary's Baby. I hope you enjoy all of these! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

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  8. Well done on finding so many free Kindle titles and for finding some bargains, too!

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  9. I bought some Ira Levin in the last Kindle sale but haven't got round to it yet.

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