Showcase Sunday is hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea and is a chance for everyone to show off what they've acquired during the week.
This week has been pretty hectic, but not as hectic as the two weeks before. Because I now have a puppy! I went to the Dawn O'Porter event in Newcastle on Monday and got signed copies of Paper Aeroplanes and Goose to giveaway. It's my 1 year blogoversary too, so I'm running 2 weekly giveaways to celebrate - one UK and one International!
Belle is a Lancashire Heeler cross Jack Russell and she's gorgeous. And mischievous. We got her at 8 weeks, so she's 10 weeks now. She is a handful and growing by the day.
She'll be popping up quite often on here because she's so adorable, I can't help myself. And doesn't everyone love their baby?
Have you got any pets? Pictures, I'm a sucker for cuteness!
I've been blogging for a year, can you believe it? I can't! This week I'm giving away a signed copy of The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson and a copy of The Snow Queen by Alana Albertson.
Next week I've not decided what to give away yet - could be a necklace, earrings, more signed books... Anything! So keep checking back.
As a treat to myself I got two book shelves. They're already crammed with books, each shelf doubled up to fit more on. Previously, my books have been in piles and boxes, so it felt great to sort through them all. I have to admit to still having my Rebus and Discworld books in boxes, but that's because there are so many!
Paper vs Pixels
I picked paper and I'm reading so much more! I was 11 books behind on reaching my target of 200, but now I'm only 7 books behind. Go paper!
I've done a whole page dedicated to it so check it out Paper vs Pixels to learn more about it. And it's never too late to join!
I'd forgotten how great it was to settle down with a book and just read, with no ping in the background because you have a notification on Twitter. I know my NetGalley ratio will suffer this month, but I'm having fun!
I did actually get some books this week. It's not all not-quite-relevant news.
I finally got Weed, the third book in the Poison Diaries series. I've only had a quick glance, but it seems very different. I got Paper Aeroplanes and Goose by Dawn O'Porter signed at the event put on by Waterstones and Hot Key Books, and I got Ash by Malinda Lo because it looks pretty good and when I saw it I impulse-bought. The lovely Elizabeth Moss sent me a copy of Rebel Bride and I'm itching to get stuck in as I loved Wolf Bride.