Showcase Sunday: March Book Haul

Showcase Sunday is hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea.

Oh well, I bought so many books again. I'm not even going to try to justify myself. But I'm really excited about all of them, they are beautiful! :)


Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood & The Story of a Return (Persepolis #1-4) by Marjane Satrapi
Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol
This One Summer by Jillian Tamaki, Mariko Tamaki
Amulet, Vol. 1- Vol. 3 by Kazu Kibuishi
Saga, Volume 1 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Jane, the Fox, and Me by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault
The Encyclopedia of Early Earth by Isabel Greenberg     
 


Amazing and Extraordinary Facts about the English Countryside by Ruth Binney
The Secret Life of Trees: How They Live and Why They Matter by Colin Tudge
Red Sky at Night: The Book of Lost Countryside Wisdom by Jane Struthers
The Walker's Guide to Outdoor Clues and Signs by Tristan Gooley


Mythago Wood (Mythago Wood #1) by Robert Holdstock
The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett 
The Earthsea Quartet by Ursula K. Le Guin 
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke   


Hymns to the Night (English and German Edition) by Novalis
The New Moon With the Old by Dodie Smith
A Card from Angela Carter by Susannah Clapp
The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter
The Sadeian Woman: An Exercise in Cultural History by Angela Carter
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Lolly Willowes by Sylvia Townsend Warner
High Rising by Angela Thirkell 
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie 
Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi
White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi
The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell

Cover love. :)


NetGalley:

The Gracekeepers by Kirsty Logan Thank you very much, Random House UK! :)

 


What did you get? :)

Beltane Giveaway

Congratulations to Haley, the Ostara Giveaway winner! :)

For Beltane I'm giving away Pretty Deadly, Vol. 1, you can read my review here. The giveaway is again international and it ends on May 1. Before entering please read the rules. Good luck everyone! :)


There are 8 sabbats during the year and for every one I have a giveaway. As one sabbat is over the giveaway connected with it ends and a new one (connected with the next sabbat) starts. That’s why the giveaways last so long. I wanted continuity. Just to make things clear. :)
 
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Comics Reviews: Pretty Deadly, Vol. 1 and Edward Scissorhands Volume 1

Pretty Deadly, Vol. 1: The Shrike by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Ríos









Kelly Sue DeConnick (Avengers Assemble, Captain Marvel) and Emma Ríos (Dr. Strange, Osborn) present the collected opening arc of their surprise-hit series that marries the magical realism of Sandman with the western brutality of Preacher. Death's daughter rides the wind on a horse made of smoke and her face bears the skull marks of her father. Her origin story is a tale of retribution as beautifully lush as it is unflinchingly savage.
I'm sure you've already heard about Pretty Deadly, or at least it seems to be quite popular.
To be honest, at first I was quite confused, by both the story and the art. So I can see how it might be something not everyone will enjoy. However, once I understood its ways, I was in love. I really like the little details in the story, like the butterflies. The word psyche has Greek origins and it means soul but also a butterfly. There are probably other things like that which have escaped me.



I can't really tell you what it's about without spoiling it. But if you like folklore and mythology, and dark and complex stories, this might be something for you. It's definitely challenging on all levels, in the best way possible. I'm really looking forward to reading the next volume.

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Edward Scissorhands Volume 1: Parts Unknown (Edward Scissorhands, #1) by Kate Leth and Drew Rausch (e-ARC)

 




An all-new adventure revisiting Edward Scissorhands' two decades after the end of the fan-favorite movie! In a castle just outside a sleepy suburban town, a brilliant inventor created Edward Scissorhands... but left him tragically unfinished. Two generations of exile have left Edward digging through abandoned experiments, but once he wakes up a creature left buried, he discovers he isn't the only one missing a vital piece. As Edward tries to fix a grave mistake, he comes face-to-face with a teenage girl who was sure he was only myth... despite the stories her grandmother told her about the man she could never touch.
Who doesn't love Edward Scissorhands? I was so glad when I spotted this on NetGalley. I enjoyed the story and I liked the art. It wasn't totally mind-blowing, but there were some strong moments. Also, I think next volumes will get better. I'm definitely going to read the next volume.

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Harry Potter Moment of the Week

Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a meme hosted by Leah at Uncorked Thoughts. The aim of this meme is to share with fellow bloggers a character, spell, chapter, object or quote from the books/films/J. K. Rowling herself or anything Potter related!
 

This week's question: What would your Amortentia smell like?

It would smell like the woods. The scent would be green and woody, maybe also a little bit herbal. I don't think there is anything more calming than a walk through a forest. All the moss, fern, and blackberry leaves. And the trees! It's amazing! :)

Czech forest.