Yay! A lot of very awesome books arrived this week, and I just want to start them all, now! A big chunk of them were won, because I enter a competition at the London MCM Expo in October. So I have five lovely, expensive looking, geeky books to fangirl over- as well as some lovely titles from publishers! (: I wrote this post as I normally do, but I had so much to write, I’ve had to shrink the pictures a lot- otherwise, you’d be scrolling to the end for ages! s:
Received in Post:
Books from the comp!
1000 Incredible Costume and Cosplay ideas: Cosplaying, if you don’t know, is designing costumes based on fictional characters, mainly! There are so many cosplayers at conventions and events like the MCM. I don’t cosplay myself, but I do love the idea of designing costumes, and want to, properly, at some point! This is full of lovely pictures of some beautiful outfits. I love it- may mini-review at some point!
An Anatomy of Steampunk by Katherine Gleason: This is the book I entered the competition for! I don’t really review much steampunk on here, as I’m more about the fashion and artwork- but I absolutely love this style. This book is so beautiful, and I’ve been wanting it for ages! I’ve had a flick through, and I’m definitely going to be including this in my Spotlight on Steampunk event!
The Making of Return of the Jedi: eeeeeep! This looks so great! I love Sci-Fi, and am a little bit of a Star Wars Fangirl.I can’t wait to have a proper read of this, as I really want to have a look at backstage, and all of the special effects, and costumes!
The Terminator Vault: I couldn’t find the right cover for the copy I’ve got, online! But, I think I have watched Terminator, but I can’t really remember much… So, I’ll probably read this, then have to watch the films! It is a great book, though, as it has lots of replicas of documents and photographs featured in the film, and copies of scripts! All very awesome! (:
Middle-Earth-Envisioned: ASDFGHJKL. I was NOT expecting this book- I didn’t even see it on Aurum Press’s MCM Expo table! But Middle Earth! LoTR! Squeeeee! I can’t wait to have a proper read of this; the beautiful cover has had me so intrigued. I love Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit so much- and flicking through this, it’s got everything about Middle Earth- right down to the LEGO kits!
Not the comp prizes!
We Will Destroy your Planet: an Alien’s Guide to Conquering the Earth: Well, this had me intrigued, by the title. It’s a funny MG handbook for Aliens, and I can remember reading something similar, when I was at the target age range. The lovely people at Osprey Publishing have sent me a copy- so I’m excited to start reviewing for them, and for reading this!
Received on Netgalley:
Phoenix by S. F. Said: This looks like such a great title! I have seen it a few times in bookshops- and was originally captivated by the illustrations. I love Dave McKean’s art! Then, I read the synopsis, and was really intrigued. I really can’t wait for this- but I’m sure after reading it on a Kindle, I’ll go and buy a hardback copy- because they’re really beautiful!
Stay Where you Are and then Leave by John Boyne: Is it bad I’ve never read John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas? Gosh, that is bad. That’s a modern classic! Well, I got his new titles on Netgalley, which is also meant to be as heart-rendering! I’m really looking forward to both of Boyne’s titles- I’ll probably read them back to back. I also want to read more Historical Fiction, so this was convenient! (:
PAWN by Aimee Carter: Never Judge a Book by its Cover… I know. But I did request this based a lot on the cover- it looks so original, with a sci-fi dystopia element! However, the book does sound amazing, not only cover-wise. I haven’t read that much by this publisher before, so this book looks like a good starting point!
In all, I’m so excited about all of these books (Sorry about the overuse of excited exclamation marks :P)! It’s increased my TBR pile by a lot, though- so I better start reading more, as I haven’t been much, this year. Leave a comment telling me what you think of the titles if you’ve read them- or link me back to your own haul (:
Stay where you are and then leave and Pawn look awesome! So jealous, looks like you’ve got some cool reads a head of you. Looking forward to what you think. Happy Reading, Enjoy 🙂
thanks, Sunny! I must read them asap- I’ve been looking forward to them!:)
Congrats on winning so many awesome books! I’ve got Pawn and Stay Where You Are, too, and they both look amazing. Will be intrigued to see what you think if Phoenix.
hehe, thank you Debbie! And my mum said there was no way I’d win.
can’t wait to see what you think of them, too! 🙂