Saturday, 30 May 2015

Book-Buying (or, just another weekend with Emily)

Last weekend, I went to London ... and then to St Andrews. It is a beautiful place - go if you ever have the chance - and it has some quality charity shops. 


You know I love a charity shop.


These were bought in Oxfam, Cancer Research, British Heart Foundation and Salvation Army.



Inkheart and Inkdeath -- I loved this trilogy years ago. I've had Inkspell for a while and been on the look-out for these two, and now I am well primed for my reread! Oh, and I got that hardback, never-been-read Inkdeath for 50p. That's right. I love charity shops.

Romola -- hadn't heard of this, but I love Adam Bede by George Eliot ... and also it's pretty. And two volumes, in a box. Which is exciting.

Anne of the Island, Anne's House of Dreams, Anne of Ingleside, and Rilla of Ingleside -- you know I absolutely LOVE the Anne series. Neither I nor the library had book 5 onwards, but now I have 3, 5, 6, and 8, as well as 1 and 4 which I already had! So exciting. I'mma read book 5 soon. 

Withering Tights -- as a massive Georgia Nicolson fan, I was very pleased to snap up book #1 of the Misadventures of Tallulah Casey for only 99p.

House of Hades and Blood of Olympus -- now this IS exciting. Only £1.99 each. I'm so excited for pursuing this series. 







These beauties were bought today and yesterday in Oxfam and Age Scotland. Did I mention that I love charity shops? I also got a copy of The Lord of the Rings but it is unavailable for photography, currently. 

Sorry for this weird size disparity going on. I'm not a tecchie. 

The Minaturist -- Ruby (Feed Me Books Now) said this is good .... and the cover is pretty. £1.50.


Angus, Thongs and Full-frontal Snogging -- you know I luuurve Georgia Nicolson. I now own 7/10 of the books. Yes!

Lost In Translation -- not a book, but Anna from Anna and the French Kiss loves this film ... so that's recommendation enough.

The Secret History -- again, Ruby says it's good. I have The Goldfinch, though I've not read it yet.

The Lord of the Rings -- this is such a pretty vintage edition. We already have one copy but I may have accidentally broken it in two and not told my mum yet so I was very happy to find a replacement. 

What have you hauled lately? Have you read any of these books? What's good?! Have you seen Lost in Translation? Do you ever take book/film recommendations from fictional characters?



8 comments:

  1. Yes! Charity shops are awesome for books.

    I've read Inkheart and it was awesome. But haven't read the other books yet. I'll get to them. . . one day.

    Congrats on finishing exams! That's always great. :)

    Right now, I'm reading One by Leigh Ann Kopans. It's really good! So good that sometimes I have to take a break because the tension is too much and I need to breathe. *hides face* I feel like a pathetic reader.

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    1. I remember loving the series but I MUST RETURN! I'm actually ridiculously excited ...

      Thanks! :)

      I've not heard of that .... to Goodreads!

      [interval of time]

      Hmm. Looks pretty good! Dystopian, or fantasy? Or urban-ish fantasy? (Kinda like Oddball?) Is it an ARC, cause it only has two ratings!

      PS you should know - because I want to share my disgust - that when you type One into the searchbar everything on the first page is from One Direction: Dare to Dream. I quite like 1D but REALLY???

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  2. I LOVE THRIFT STORE BOOK SHOPPING! And because of that, I love seeing other peoples hauls!

    I wouldn't mind owning the Inkheart trilogy. I read it as a kid and really liked it! On a completely unrelated note, I can't believe that the library didn't have the Anne of Green Gables series! That's a classic! I'm glad you were able to find them:)

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    1. SAME! And same! :)

      I'm so excited for my reread. And YES I KNOW! Shocking, actually. Scandalous. I'm so happy to have them <3

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  3. DANCE PARTY WOOOO Congratulations! Do you feel much lighter and fluffier now that those exams are over?

    That is an utterly lovely book haul and I adore charity shops (except we call them thrift shops in the US). Also, where is St. Andrews? I was just in the UK visiting my aunt and am disappointed I did not know about this treasure trove of cheap books before I came home!

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    1. THANK YOU! Yes, yes I do. Very much so.

      It is in the east of Scotland, on the coast; famous for its university, one of the best and oldest in Britain (and therefore, the world), and its golf. Because it's a university and tourist town, to actually live there is quite expensive SO most of the people who live there are pretty rich SO good charity shop content! :D

      Thanks for stopping by, Sophia.

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  4. Agh, the entire of Game of Thrones is stressful. LIKE REALLY STRESSFUL. *cries because is on bk 2 but knows loads of spoilers and just deserves to shed tears okay* Bran just got foretold he was gonna die and I DON'T WANT THIS. OKAY? I DON'T.
    *sniffles but composes self*
    You found Rick Riordan second hand?! SO COOL AND LUCKY. XD XD I got my entire Inkheart collection from second hand stores too!! Love buying from them. It's like adopting abandoned books and giving them new loving homes. :')

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    1. IT'S SO STRESSFUL. I'M HALFWAY THROUGH AFFC AND THERE'S BEEN NO TYRION OR DANY HOW CAN I HANDLE THIS (I can't).

      I know!! :D and yes, same! Especially when they have bookmarks or something in them; it links you to their previous owner.

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