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Birthday week! There may be stuff at my new address which I can’t get to just yet, including these which I won on Friday *SQUEE*, but we should be moving in the week so yay. The plan is currently Wednesday and I’m panicking about packing my books while I get this post done. *bites nails and sobs* Even so, I had a mini heart attack when I piled up this week’s books.. I knew I’d picked up a few this week but this is one BIG pile.

Okay so I screwed up taking this picture but I’m on a timescale sadly. Please ignore the grotty drink mats in the corner, they’re more absorbent than anything but keeps my desk clean. That’s basically the £50 Amazon voucher from my dad who is spending no end of money on my car insurance, some new clothes I needed (hooray for not looking like a sack of potatoes), and a few bits we’ll need for the new flat. He bugs me sometimes but can’t say I don’t love him to bits. And my favourite birthday card from dear old Hanna <3 I can only wish that my blog theme looked like that!

The Books

Sneak attack birthday present from Dan:

  • The Night Before Christmas by Scarlett Bailey | Goodreads

I’d been pining after this one because I’m in a huge Christmas chick lit mood and this one sounds loverly! So I was ecstatic when it turned up. 😀 The plan? Massive mug of hot chocolate, blanket, this book, Christmas Eve. Can’t wait!

From The Works:

  • Thin Air (Weather Wardens #6) by Rachel Caine | Goodreads
  • Full Moon Rising (Riley Jenson Guardian #1) by Keri Arthur | Goodreads
  • Blameless (Parasol Protectorate #3) by Gail Carriger | Goodreads
  • Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire #1) by Mark Lawrence | Goodreads
  • Divergent (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth | Goodreads

I wanted one last browse in our 2-floored branch of The Works in Leicester before we go and I picked all of these up for £9. I also spotted Mary & Elizabeth, a historical fiction I’ve been eyeing up for a few months, one of the Paige Toon books, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow by Claudia Carroll, a chick lit on my wishlist, The Knife of Never Letting Go series by Patrick Ness for £7… but still no Windfall (book 4 of Weather Wardens). I’m only missing that one and the last 3 now! And yeah, I did hold back a little.

For review:

  • Dead on the Delta (Annabelle Lee #1) by Stacey Jay | Goodreads
  • Waking Nightmares (Shadow Saga #5) by Christopher Golden | Goodreads
  • Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner | Goodreads
  • Fracture by Megan Miranda | Goodreads
The first three are from Simon & Schuster. I put my name down as being interested in a few things and wasn’t expecting anything quite so soon so that was a nice surprise this week. And Fracture is from Bloomsbury which I can’t wait to read, it looks great!
The Ebooks

A Clockwork Christmas | Goodreads

A Christmas steampunk anthology from NetGalley. I really, really couldn’t resist and I’m reading it now and I’m bloody terrified of its’ campness! Ha. Needless to say.. it is definitely a romance.

What did you get this week?