Sunday, April 27, 2014

Showcase Sunday - What I Got and What I Read

This week I decided to be wildly different and not only linkup with Vicky from Books, Biscuits and Tea but also show what I read.

First up is What I Got:

Answer - Not a whole lot.  I got 2 nonfiction, 1 romance and 1 mystery e-ARCs.

Secret Lives of the Tsars: Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Murder and Madness from Romanov Russia by Michael Farquhar -
I have a weakness for Russian history especially Romanov history.

Food, Eating and Identity in Early Medieval England by Allen J. Frantzen
I love the idea of taking a look at how food is important in archaeological terms

Twelfth Night by Deanna Raybourn - I read her historical kind of romance last week (Review) and enjoyed it so was thrilled to get an opportunity to read one in her mystery series.

Suddenly Last Summer by Sarah Morgan - I have a friend who loves this author plus it involves a chef.  Looking forward to reading it.

What I Read -

This one is a little better.  I really wanted to participate in yesterday's read-a-thon but ended up kind of chickening out.  Next year though!

Despite not doing the read-a-thon I did get a few books read this week including:

Always on My Mind by Jill Shalvis (Review)

Zero Hour by Agatha Christie - I've got 2 more to read in the 1940s. Have mixed feelings on this one

Muzzled by Eileen Brady (Review)

Delancey by Molly Wizenberg - Review will be up May 5th

Attachment by Rainbow Rowell - Review will be up tomorrow

And Then He Kissed Her by Laura Lee Guhrke - This is basically comfort reading for me.  I picked it up when I wasn't feeling well Friday.

What I'm Reading - 

Dog Gone, Back Soon by Nick Trout

Murder on the Home Front by Molly Lefebure

The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon

Passionately Yours by Cara Elliott

Forgotten Seamstress by Liz Trenow

Death Comes at the End by Agatha Christie

Peril in Paperback by Kate Carlisle


  1. What a fabulous range of books! Happy reading! X

  2. I didn't know about the Readathon until Vicky posted about it. That sounds like a fun thing to do next year if I can get time off from work. Your non-fiction finds sound fascinating! The closest I've gotten to the real Anastasia history is a coffee table-sized book of Don Bluth's film and its artwork. :(

    1. The coffee table sized book sounds interesting! I'm hoping the Romanov book is good. I don't know that much about them but am intrigued. I'm hoping next year I'll do the readathon. I found out in time but by the time I decided that I could do it it was too late to make proper preparations.

  3. kudos to you for being able to read so mnay books at the same time. I either end up tputting them all down or never finishing one! :)

    Attachments is a beautiful contemporary! :) I loved it so much :)

    Thanks for stopping by on my showcase yesterday!

    Alex @ The Shelf Diaries

    1. The main problem I get with reading a bunch is sometimes it makes it hard to get really involved in one because you're reading it in bits and pieces. I think I would've liked Attachments more if I had focused on it from the beginning.

  4. YAY, Attachments! My favourite Rowell book. Hope you loved it.
    Good mix of books this week, eh? :D
    Have a great week!
    Happy reading!

    My SS

    1. I did end up loving the last 60% or so though it took me awhile to get into it. My tastes tend to be somewhat eclectic!