Sunday, May 05, 2013 10:00

Showcase Sunday 29. Queen's day haul and Kobo Glo!

I have a huge haul to show you today! Queen’s day, birthday presents and Netgalley/Edelweiss approvals. So let’s get started.

Like I said, we recently had our last Queen’s Day and I bought some great stuff there! I bought many new dvd’s (another addiction) and of course books!
I will use the covers I bought, which means that some of them are in Dutch. The translation to English can be found in the links.

My birthday was April 17th, but I celebrated it yesterday together with my sister. I already showed you the presents I got on my birthday *click*

AHHHHHHHHHH. My parents financed me to buy a new e-reader. My old one was done. After 1.5 years of intensive use, I felt it was time to get a new one. Finally reading in the sun and the special build-in light is awesome! There are so many great features (like highlighting quotes and reading stats). It’s easy in use, it’s so light and I love him! The Kobo Glo in Blue moon. If someone is interested in a review, just let me know. And I bought a handy case, isn't it cute?


My boyfriend always gets awesome presents. I got John Green - The fault in our stars from the library and I told him about it, so he got me my own copy! And he knows my taste perfectly: necklace & earrings from Harry Potter <3.
The Fault in Our StarsDeathly Hallows Necklace,Harry potter  Necklace--Antique Silver  Necklace----Best Chosen Gift-friendship gift,Personalized NecklaceDeathly Hallows Earring,Harry potter Earring--Antique Silver Earring----Best Chosen Gift

Edelweiss/Netgalley approvals:
The Chaos of Stars
Edelweiss: Kiersten White – The chaos of stars.
Netgalley: Patrick W. Carr – The hero’s lot.
I can’t wait to hear more of Errol after loving A cast of stones.

That’s it guys. I’m incredibly happy with all the things I got. I feel blessed with all the lovely people around me and I had a great time at the fairs. I'm now going to make a list with books I want to buy from my birthday money ;) any suggestions; let me know which book you recently read & loved.

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Mel is a microbiology technician who is obsessed with Disney, fairytale retellings and fantasy. If she's not reading or blogging, she's either busy with gaming, hanging out with family or watching a TV show. She loves summer and bright nail polish. One of her dreams is to travel the world. She has found her Prince Charming and they are together for 7+ years.


  1. Oh, happy belated birthday, Mel! *hugs* I'm so glad you enjoy your new Kobo:-) AND THOSE EARRINGS AND NECKLACE! *drools* I'm a massive fan of Harry Potter and I'm so happy (and jealous) that you have such an amaing boyfriend who got you these;-) I hope you enjoy your books as well though:-) Happy reading and have a great Sunday!

    Siiri @ Little Pieces of Imagination

  2. Yay for the new e-reader! I recently made the switch from a Samsung Tab to a Kindle, and I'm really loving the experience. :) Oh my gosh, your boyfriend is such a sweetheart. I hope my future boyfriend knows my tastes well, too! <3 Also, can't wait to hear your thoughts on The Chaos of Stars. I know there haven't been many positive reviews for Kiersten White's books, but this one really pulls me in for some reason. Must be the mythology and that COVER.

    Have a lovely week, Mel!

  3. What a lovely haul, Mel! I always wanted to read Dracula in Love, and hope you enjoy all your books! :)

  4. So many lovely things! I ADORE the Harry Potter necklace - I've been looking for a t-shirt with that triangle for ages.
    I've recently read Birdman by Mo Hayder and wasn't really keen on it, if I'm totally honest :( Hope it lives up to your expectations, though! And a big YAY for the new e-reader!

  5. The necklace and The Chaos of Stars!! Lovely goodies you have there. Enjoy you haul :D


  6. Omg I'm so jealouss, I wish I had a boyfriend that would buy me books and Harry Potter memorabilia ;P Hope you enjoy Silence, I loved the Hush, Hush series! Happy Belated birthday :)

    Laura @ What's Hot?

  7. I love Mo Hayder! But make sure you don't read in the dark, by yourself, she's scary.

  8. Ahh, love the HP earrings and necklace!! ^^

  9. Oh my so many awesome and cheap books1 I have to visit you up north! :D Love the jewelry, planning on buying similar pieces myself! Amazing haul!

  10. Ohh I can't wait to see what you think of The Chaos of Stars! And the cover is sooo pretty :)

    My StS

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

  11. Wow I love your e-reader, it looks brilliant :) Hope you enjoy reading on it :) And the Harry Potter earrings and necklace are AMAZING! As a huge HP fan, I was squaling with excitement when I saw it! :)

    Have a lovely Sunday,
    Megan xxx

    My Showcase Sunday if you'd like a look

  12. I love those earrings and the necklace! That was so sweet that your boyfriend knows your tastes!
    Your e-reader is so cute!! I really want to get my hands on The Chaos of Stars, I can't wait for it to come out! I hope you enjoy your new books :)

  13. Wow -- you got some amazing deals! Happy Birthday and Happy Queens Day!
    I love my Kindle -- it goes everywhere with me.. I'm sure you'll love your Kobo. Cute case :)

    You can find me here: Jen @ YA Romantics

  14. Great haul! Those earrings are so cool - plus, gorgeous! *.* I've been thinking whether or not to start The House of Night series... we'll have to see!

    Enjoy all! xD

  15. The Fault in Our Stars was one of my favourite reads ever. I love James Rollins books - they are such fun and mix adventures with ancient mysteries - great price too!

  16. WOW! You had a very fantastiv week! And happy happy happy belated Birthday!!
    I loved TFIOS! That's so awesome that you get it!
    Have a nice week and happy reading!

  17. Great books! I LOVE The Fault in Our Stars! Your boyfriend is amazing, the Harry Potter earrings are gorgeous. I have a bracelet similar :)

    Here's my SS:

  18. Cool haul. Happy reading :)


  19. Whoa at all your book prices! How cheap!
    I've never heard of any of these books besides Silence, but enjoy all your books Mel! (:
    Thanks for stopping by my STS!

  20. Awesome deals, Mel! I wish we had sales like that, although it's probably better for my bookshelves that we don't. :)

    My Book Haul post

  21. I think I live in the wrong part of Holland. The book stores in mijn town never have prices like that. Not even on Queens Day.

  22. Chaos of Stars looks good, hope you enjoy.
    Brandi’s mailbox

  23. OMG I love love loveeee that necklace! That is incredible. The Faul in our Stars destroyed me. I can imagine you felt the same haha.
    Awesome haul, some amazing bargains :).
    My Showcase Sunday :)

  24. Great haul! I loved the Hush Hush series. Hope you enjoy your new books :)

  25. Ummm, yeah, I need those earrings. They are adorable. Happy birthday again!! Enjoy all your goodies, including your new ereader!

  26. Happy Belated Birthday!! Great haul - hope you enjoy!!

  27. I loved Silence and The Fault In Our Stars! I also have an ARC of the Chaos Of The Stars!
    -Scott Reads It

  28. Woo you and Ash getting new e-readers is making me want to upgrade! & I never got around to reading Silence. I kind of lost interest after book 2 but I will wait to see if you like it to make a final decision. Enjoy all your goodies!

  29. Happy Belated birthday! It looks like you've got some great books. Karen Miller has to be one of my favorite authors, though I had mixed feelings about The Innocent Mage. The second one was definitely better, I hope you enjoy them and the rest of your books!

  30. Awesome haul! I particularly approve of fantastic Harry Potter-related earrings and necklace! So cool! I don't know anything about the Kobo (I have a Kindle) but ereaders are so useful and it's always exciting to get a new one! The Chaos of Stars also sounds fantastic. Enjoy all your new goodies!

  31. I freaking love the cover of Dracula in Love. I hope it's good! Gothic mysteries, FTW. I hope Chaos of Stars is good. You will have to let me know!

  32. Woha Mel! I love your new ereader. Only bad thing about Kindle is that it doesn't have built-in light so I can't read in dark. I like yours. Also the case is so cute! :) For the books - your boyfriend gave you an amazing book :) You've got Silence for 1 euro. Nice catch! :) Great haul.

  33. Oh, love. <3 So much amazing :D Love the earrings ;) And ahh. Your own copy of The Fault in Our Stars :) Perfect, perfect book. Hope you enjoy it all sweetie. <3 :)

  34. I want to read Chaos of Stars! :)

  35. I love the jewelry and the Kobo! So pretty! I have an Ipad so I don't really know anything about the Kobo. I haven't even seen one in person. Not that I remember. But that case is soooo cute. And what an awesome book haul! Enjoy, Mel! :D

  36. Totally love Hush Hush and Silence. Hope you do to. I still need to read Finale!


  37. OMG that Harry Potter jewelry!!! Love it! I STILL need to read my copy of Silence. I hope you enjoy all of these new books! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my post!

    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

  38. Ohmygosh, LOVE the HP necklace and earrings. What a wonderful boyfriend. ;) Also, Happy Belated Birthday!!! I love Bdays. :) Hope you got to celebrate in style.

  39. What a great boyfriend! Glad that he spoiled you ;-) Nice haul this past week. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the Kobo. I've been thinking about getting an e-reader myself but can't narrow it down. Price will be a big factor but past that, I'm just not sure. They seem the same but so different at the same time...I'm confused and can't decide!


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