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Bookcase Showcase: Jodie from Books for Company

First off, thank you for having me on your site Kirsty! I love visiting you and reading your reviews & posts =) So here are my bookshelves, l actually did a bookshelf tour vlog here, feel free to visit! I have my own shelf under my desk for books l have read, most don't stay there for long before they get passed onto friends/bloggers/charity shops or l swap =) First off is my romance shelf, ALL the books are unread on this bookcase. This is my biggest shelf but being honest, l haven't read a book off her for months and months (!) My nephew also has his little corner on the left at the bottom =) 1st & 2nd shelf - Lots of books on here that l want to read! 3rd shelf - These are mostly quite big books! I have added pictures of every shelf, click on the links to see them. All unread minus 1 book. 1st shelf, 1st row - This is my vampire shelf, even though there is one odd book out. 1st shelf, 2nd row -  This has just random books to be honest, mos

review: Divergent by Veronica Roth

Divergent by Veronica Roth Published by HarperCollins Challenge: DAC Series: Divergent #1 Source: Review Copy (UK proof) In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a

Review: Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Where she Went by Gayle Forman Published by RHCB Challenge: None Series: If I Stay #2 Source: Review copy (UK paperback) It's been three years since the devastating accident ... three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life forever.Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Julliard's rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia's home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future - and each other. Told from Adam's point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined If I Stay , Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance. *** Where she went picks up three years after if I stay. It is told from Adam's point of view he is a Rock star, Mia is a a rising

Waiting on Wednesday: What happened to goodbye by Sarah Dessen

I love a good Sarah Dessen novel to read in the summer months. Looking forward to this one! What happened to goodbye by Sarah Dessen Published by Puffin 10th May 2011 Another town. Another school. Another Mclean. Ever since her parents' bitter divorce, Mclean and her father have been fleeing their unhappy past. And Mclean's become a pro at reinventing herself with each move. But in Lakeview, Mclean finds herself putting down roots and making friends—in part, thanks to Dave, the most real person Mclean's ever met. Dave just may be falling in love with her, but can he see the person she really is? Does Mclean herself know?

Guest review: Doctor Who: The coming of the Terraphiles by Michael Moorcock

Today I have a guest review from Hadley Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles by Michael Moorcock 'There are dark tides runing through the universe...'Miggea - a star on the very edge of reality. The cusp between this universe and the next. A point where space-time has worn thin, and is in danger of collapsing... And the venue for the grand finals of the competition to win the fabled Arrow of Law. The Doctor and Amy have joined the Terraphiles - a group obsessed with all aspects of Earth's history, and dedicated to re-enacting ancient sporting events. They are determined to win the Arrow. But just getting to Miggea proves tricky. Reality is collapsing, ships are disappearing, and Captain Cornelius and his pirates are looking for easy pickings. Even when they arrive, the Doctor and Amy's troubles won't be over. They have to find out who is so desperate to get the Arrow of Law that they will kill for it. And uncover the traitor on their own team

Review: Run rabbit run by Barbara Mitchelhill

Run Rabbit Run by Barbara Mitchelhill Published by Andersen Press Challenge: BBC Source: Sent for review by Author When Lizzie's dad refuses to fight in the Second World War, the police come looking to arrest him. Desperate to stay together, Lizzie and her brother Freddie go on the run with him, hiding from the police in idyllic Whiteway. But when their past catches up with them, they're forced to leave and it becomes difficult to stay together as a family. *** Run Rabbit run is a wonderful little book about a conscientious objector during World War Two and his family who are on the run from the police. It is told from the point of view of Lizzie the young girl of the family. With my teaching head on I thought this would be a fab book to give youngsters an insight into life during World War Two and the issue of conscientious objectors which is something I haven't seen done before in a YA novel. I enjoyed the story itself. It went along quite nicely w

In my Mailbox (44)

Thank you to Kristi for hosting IMM every week. I had a relatively quiet week bookwise at the overflowing library which was nice in some ways as it meant I could get caught up on my reading pile! The ones I did get look awesome. The Summer I turned pretty by Jenny Han (UK paperback) I have literally just finished this and really enjoyed it! Perfect book for the summer months. It's not summer without you by Jenny Han (UK paperback) i'm just about to start this one - very excited aabout it too! Ninth Grade Slays by Heather Brewer (UK paperback) I picked this up in a charity shop during the week. I loved the first book so looking forward to giving this a try. The Official Twilight Guide by Stephenie Meyer (UK hardback) I'm not sure if I'll be reviewing this one. I picked it up in Waterstones whilst out earlier in the week and I reckon it'll be one of those books I dip in and out of from time to time.

Bookcase Showcase: Clover from Fluttering Butterflies

Hello all! Thank you to Kirsty for having me here today!  I'm Clover from Fluttering Butterflies ( ) and I'm a little nervous showing you all my books, actually.  Kirsty's shelves are all so tidy and mine really, really aren't!  No judgement, right? :) Please excuse the terrible quality photos, I was using my camera phone in really poor lighting conditions!  I'm going to start with the neatest bunch of books first and work my way down to the messiest.  This is what my bedside table currently looks like.  The stack of books there are always changing.  What I like to do is make a shortlist of books I'd like to read next (including books sent to my for review, books I've borrowed through friends or UK book tours or just other books I'd like to read in the near future) and this pile of books can change on a daily basis depending on my mood.  What you can also see there are my university textbooks and my

BLOG TOUR: Clash by Colin Mulhern - Alex Crow guest post

Today on The Overflowing Library I am pleased to have a guest post from Alex Crow one of the main characters from the awesome debut novel from Clash by Colin Mulhern What Makes a Story, by Alex Crow Colin came to our school when I was in my last year. I was labelled as someone who needed help in writing, which was utter crap because it wasn’t that I couldn’t do it, it was that I didn’t want to. I couldn’t stand English. What’s the point? I mean, poetry and Shakespeare and all that - what sort of job is that going to get me? So in he comes, all smiling and friendly like he wants to be there and kicks off with, ‘Come on then, what makes a good story?’ ‘Isn’t that your job?’ I asked. I was sitting at the side, near the middle – the perfect place to slip out if I got half a chance. There were only six of us in there, so it wasn’t really likely. More force of habit than anything else. Colin just laughed, said he wanted to know what sort of things they teach us here. I was really pi

Review: You against Me by Jenny Downham

You against Me by Jenny Downham Published by David Flickling Challenge: BBC Series: None Source: Picked up at RHCB bloggers brunch If someone hurts your sister and you're any kind of man, you seek revenge, right? If your brother's been accused of a terrible crime and you're the main witness, then you banish all doubt and defend him. Isn't that what families do? When Mikey's sister claims a boy assaulted her at a party, his world of work and girls begins to fall apart. When Ellie's brother is charged with the crime, but says he didn't do it, her world of revision, exams and fitting in at a new school begins to unravel. When Mikey and Ellie meet, two worlds collide. Brave and unflinching, this is a novel of extraordinary skillfulness and almost unbearable tension. It's a book about loyalty and the choices that come with it. But above all it's a book about love - for one's family and for another. *** Ever since I heard Jenny Do

BLOG TOUR: The Opposite of Amber by Gillian Phillip

Today I'm pleased to having guest posting on the blog Gillian Phillip with part there of her exclusive story which features characters from the opposite of Amber. Check out my review of the opposite of Amber which was posted yesterday. Big Gype   3 It was a Saturday, so it’s not like we had anything else to do. We mucked about on the foreshore and did stuff I’d thought I’d never do again after I turned twelve: skimmed stones and counted the bounces; footered around in rock pools in our bare feet; kicked water at each other. I caught a crab and made like I was going to stick it down her cleavage, and she shrieked and yelled but she didn’t run very far. When I agreed to chuck the crab back in the waves, she came sidling towards me herself, biting back a giggle. I could only watch her eyes, and her teeth on her lip, and her hair outlined in sun like a halo. I didn’t feel so much like fooling around anymore. Not like a kid, anyway. I reached out a hand and she gave another l