Showcase Sunday #3

Showcase Sunday is a feature on Vicki's book blog, Books, Biscuits and Tea, which shows off the books which one has acquired in the past week, from any and all sources. Whether purchased online as an ebook or in hardback from a brick and mortar store, received for review or as a gift, it's just another way to make all your blogging acquaintances jelly.

I've calmed down a little since my hop across to Continental Europe, so less to report this time I'm afraid. Like this blog, this haul is a bit of a mixed bag. As if that surprises you...

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I forget what finally made me cave and get the first trilogy in The Mortal Instruments, but I'm half way through City of Bones and have very few complaints. (I think it was my friends enjoyment of these that made me pick them up.)

I've also decided to join the local english language book club, and my first read with them is The Assault, which is pretty famous in Europe, especially in Dutch countries. It sounds to be a good translation as well.


(Humans, Animals, Catastophes)
Loriot is possibly my favorite comic, having acted in and written some of the funniest things I have ever seen. This tiny little Reclam book is hilarious with great illustrations and fits perfectly in my purse. I fear its a limited thing for German speakers though, Loriot may fall flat well in translation. (Although the skit in which he scares the religious door-knockers out of his living room is probably international.)

I've been snapping up lots of these classic Doctor Who books and only brought one overseas with me. I haven't been able to sit still in front of my computer long enough to finish this serial so I'm just gonna read it! 

I have more Reclam books coming in the mail and I'll be checking out the library more extensively when I've got a smaller TBR pile--at the moment my only library book is about Tai Chi, I'm sure you'll want a review of that. (Don't worry I won't do that to you.) 

Be sure to let me know what you're reading in the comments, or link me to your Showcase Sunday post! I'll be putting up a review on Tuesday. Til then!