14 June 2015

Showcase Sunday #100

Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea. This meme allows book bloggers to show off the books they collected over the last week!

Hello everyone! This week has been a pretty great week for me. Back in March, I took a blogging breaking because I was stressing about finding a new job due to the lack of hours I was getting at the library. 3 months later, and I finally have a new job! I applied for a Modern Apprenticeship at Thomas Cook back in April and I had an interview on Wednesday. The apprenticeship basically consisted of working for 2 years and also studying to get a travel qualification before getting a full time job, and I was happy to do that. But, they phoned me back yesterday and said that I'd scored extremely highly during both of the interviews (telephone and face to face) that they wanted to offer me a full time position straight away, which I accepted! I'm super excited because this is my first full time job and I'll actually have a steady wage! And I can start planning to move out and planning my wedding!

Anyways, since I got a new job I decided to treat myself to some new books which led to me spending about £35 in Watersones and £6 in WHSmith. Oops. I also bought a couple of kindle books; got a couple of books from Netgalley; a book from Edelweiss and a book for review from an author.

• physical
The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
Dream a Little Dream by Giovanna Fletcher
How to Be Bad by E. Lockhart, Lauren Myracle & Sarah Mlynowski
Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti
Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley

Fear No Evil by Debbie Johnson
Moonlight on Nightingale Way (On Dublin Street #6) by Samantha Young

Lick (Stage Dive #1) by Kylie Scott
Play (Stage Dive #2) by Kylie Scott
Thanks to Pan Macmillan!

The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens
Thanks to Harper Teen!

Pippa's Cornish Dream by Debbie Johnson
The lovely Debbie contacted me during the week about reviewing her newest book, and since I enjoyed Cold Feet at Christmas, I decided 'Why not?' since Pippa also sounds hilarious! Thank you Debbie!

What books did you get this week?


  1. Congratulations on doing so well with your two interviews :D! How exciting that you have a new job and I wish you all the best. Treating yourself with some books is the best way to celebrate, haha. I loved Magonia. Happy reading!

    1. Thank you Mel <3 I'm just so glad all the stressing out is over!
      I just had to treat myself to some new books because, why not! :)

  2. WOOOHOOOO!!! CONGRATS ON THE FULL TIME JOB!! *celebratory dance*
    And what better way to celebrate it indeed than buying some books!!
    Happy reading Samantha!

    1. Thank you Pili! I'm so excited!
      Haha, I thought the exact same thing so I just bought whatever grabbed my eye!

  3. Congrats on getting the new job. That must be awesome. I hope you love all your new books this week.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  4. I have been really interested in the lies about truth. Great week for you chica!

    I hope you have a great week! Happy reading :)

    Here's my weekly wrap up

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

    1. It sounds really good! I loved Steven's debut novel, so I'm excited for this one.
      Thanks Michelle :)

  5. New job! Still YAY!!!!! <3
    More Marian Keyes makes Brittany happy.
    You found Dream A Little Dream already. Jealous. Or maybe it's already out and BD is just being a jerk and doesn't have it available yet.... :(
    I think you'll like Magonia. Just know it's going to be different. But I thought it was a good different.
    Moonlight <3 <3 <3 I'm really antsy to re-read Easy. But once I do the Dublin series is next in line.
    The Stage Dive series is pretty fun. Kind of on the cheesy side. But not enough to annoy me. Play is my favourite of the four. Enjoy!

      Well you'll be even happier to know that Rachel's Holiday is FINALLY available to collect in my library so I can binge the rest of the Walsh family series :)
      I got annoyed waiting for mine to ship so I cancelled it and just bought it instead. I couldn't resist buying it when I picked it up. The cover is shimmery and beautiful <3
      I only gave Lick a 2*, so I'm not entirely sure I'll like Play. I'll be giving it a go anyways!