Showcase Sunday is an original feature/meme hosted by Vicky @ Books, Biscuits and Tea. ~ Showcase Sunday is designed to share your latest reads received from reviewing, libraries, book shops, and other sources. Thanks to Vicky for creating this meme and encouraging participants.
This past week I loaded up at my library visit with some titles I’ve been meaning to read for a while, and some newer items recommended by co-workers. When you work around a million or more books, there’s always something to catch your eye!
1. Meet Me At The Cupcake Cafe
This seemed like a really cute book and it’s one I’ve been meaning to read for a while. I can’t cook to save my life but I do love food and a food-based romance sounds like a sweet treat to me.
Yes, I’ve mentioned this on my blog before but I never got around to actually checking it out. I am now. I’m crossing my fingers that Starcrossed won’t let me down, but I’m a little leery about the whole “fate and starcrossed lovers bit”. This is a comedy, right?
3. Breverton’s Phantasmagoria
This is just one of those really weird books I stumbled upon during work hours and it’s kind of odd really. It’s a collection of mythical and legendary beasts plus some real stuff thrown in. Plus pictures.
This isn’t something I plan on reading cover-to-cover but it could be an interesting addition to my permanent collection as a reference title so I’m looking forward to flipping the book open at random intervals and seeing what I discover therein.
4. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
This is a title that was recommended to me by a co-worker and that big red sticker on the spine means it’s considered a ‘Bestseller’. I don’t really know much about it other than this guy owns a bookshop and there is something mysterious and maybe magical going on.
I love small mom-and-pop bookshops and there are a couple of shops locally I can think of that could house a nook or cranny that leads to a magic world. Hmm, maybe I need to schedule some more bookshop time in the near future.
The idea also reminds me of a title about unicorns I read many years ago (I’ve forgotten the name) where a chick finds a book about the care and keeping of magical creatures and becomes their veterinarian.
Anyone remember this title? E-mail me. I. Must. Own. This. Book.
5. The Magicians
At first glance, this sounds a bit like Harry Potter, but then I hear “magical land called Fillory” and that Grossman talks about it being based on C. S. Lewis’s Narnia, and I do another take.
I read the entire Narnia series at least twice as a kid and yeah, it bothered me when I realized what the train incident meant… but by then I understood it was all an allegory. We will all have a “train incident” someday.
Wow, that just got morbid. Sorry.
Anyway, I thought it was worth giving a shot, so we’ll see. Now, onto something much more pleasant.
6. Unleashing Mr. Darcy (e-book, not pictured)
So… I have a thing about Pride and Prejudice. And Jane Austen. And pretty much anything written by Jane Austen. And um, most stories set in the 19th c. in Britain.
I also love dogs.
I wasn’t exactly, really, looking for this title. I was curious if any of Victoria Connelly’s other Darcy-related books had been uploaded to my local resource for e-book loans and I did a search on ‘Darcy’.
Then my husband asked me why I was screaming (j/k).
OMG, though, Darcy + dogs. What could be more perfect?
I can’t top possible perfection so my list ends here. Teehee!
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