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Books acquired

Bought these at my local supermarket. I do love having a browse every time i’m in there and they are so competitively priced too its like going back in time.

Tidelands: You can’t go wrong with a Philippa Gregory book they are always so well written and full of historical facts.

The Five: This is making many waves at the moment and i’m intrigued to see what the author has to make of the facts we all know.

Elevator Pitch: Linwood Barclay is another author you can trust. I have read many books by him and they always keep me gripped.

Spring by Ali Smith

This is my best proof EVER!

a goddamn spiral bound proof copy!

I only requested a copy because i received an email with a link to Penguin’s Spring catalogue and i saw this inside. I didn’t think for a second i’d get one so i’m thrilled!

I’m hoping it lives up to Winter which had some very amusing moments in it but is heaps better than Autumn which i didn’t enjoy as much.

MG and YA haul

A bit of a different book haul for me. I have read a lot of YA over the years but very little middle grade. I just couldn’t resist these ones though and here’s why…

Just look at those covers!

Isn’t this just the most beautiful cover? It also sounds like a lovely story too and as it’s a companion novel to Furthermore I thought I’d best get that too in case it needs reading first.

The colours on this design are simply divine.

Now this has been out for ages but its never interested me until now. Even though I hate anything to do with fairy tales for some reason I felt drawn to it and if course that cover is a massive draw.

I hear nothing but splendid things about Christina Lauren’s books. I do have another one of hers, Autoboyography, which I still haven’t read but I’m just in the mood for a YA romance and the colours again on this cover are very striking.

Currently reading :ROOMIES and it’s rather good so far. 👍

New Year book haul

Happy New Year! and may 2019 be the best reading year you’ve ever had.

This is all over YouTube and Twitter. It sounds amazing and just look at that cover, striking or what?

I’ve never read any of these books before so now seems like as good a time as any.  I really like mixing up my genres and I’m fascinated by the way of life of those early settlers.

I bought this as a Christmas pressie for my nephew who really liked it and having had a peek inside I really fancied it myself.

Not my usual read but its good for me to read something outside my comfort zone for a change, I may even find a new genre I can get on board with.

From the few pages I’ve read of this it strikes me as the book baby of Robin Hobb and Terry Pratchett.  Sound good?

It’s a Shepherd’s Life

Doing some nature reading for Non fiction November and I had a brain wave to read these two gorgeous books

Sheep galore!

James Rebanks’ farms in the Lake District whilst W. H. Hudson lived in Wiltshire.  I think these will be fascinating to read simultaneously and compare their experiences. So i’m going to use my blog as a kind of Goodreads update as I go along.

ADDENDUM

Hmmm, I’m feeling a bit of a dunce for not knowing that A Shepherd’s Life by W H Hudson is actually a novel and not non fiction!  I guess i didnt read the blurb very well and just assumed it was a biographical account of farming in 1909.  It does say its about a character called Caleb Bawcombe too.

Oh well, you live and learn eh?  So it cant really count for non fiction November but then as my favourite BookTuber Jen at @InsertLiteraryPunHere says My channel, my rules!  Or in my case, my blog, my rules!

Bookpost 1 – October

I’ve called this bookpost 1 because I am certain I have a few more books on their way to me but just not sure when.

Fantasy

This was sent by Pan Macmillan. Its a fantasy book which is not my usual genre but I’m looking forward to giving this a go.

A Winter Journal

This is such a gorgeous book both inside and out from what I’ve seen of it. Its written like someones journal and it runs from October to March.  Being a Winter baby I really love this season and I cant wait to delve into this one.  It was sent to me by Elliott & Thompson.

October mini book haul

I only meant to order one book but then that naughty book devil that sits on my shoulder talked me into buying a few more (damn my weakness) still I don’t care really, I mean how can i regret these?
cool book stash alert!
Looking at them its a pretty mixed bag.  I could never be happy reading just one genre could I?
I’m learning to love Ali Smith’s quirky writing style
I already have this in hardback but couldn’t resist getting the paperback too and finishing it this time. Now that I am getting to grips with her writing I think i might get more out of this in a second reading.
Thomas Hardy? what am i doing?
Yes this will be my first Thomas Hardy!  I did try to read this once before back in the day when some of the classics came free with a monthly partwork but couldn’t understand a word he was saying!  I may have matured a bit since then so giving it another shot.
So love this cover 
I have seen this all over You Tube and everyone is raving about it so I went mad and bought a hardback! (it better be good is all i can say)
What a damn fine cover this is! I really want that jacket.
I have been eyeing this up for months now and was intending to wait until it came out in paperback but there’s no date for that to happen on Amazon and I’m just way too impatient to wait. I cannot wait to sit down in a comfy place with peace and quiet and devour the lot!

Teensy, tiny book haul

Where has this David Levithan book been all my life?  Its meant for younger readers, doesnt have a lot of writing on some pages, has photographs and looks and sounds wonderful!
cool book covers or what?
I am so looking forward to reading it and adding it to my ever growing collection of David Levithan books. I’ve actually been avoiding the Evelyn Hardcastle book because i thought it was just another book with a women in the title like the run of books after the weird Elinor Oliphant thing, but it seems this is something quite different and because the protagonist wakes up each day as someone else also a bit like Every Day by David Levithan! Talking of which David has a new book coming out tomorrow, connected to Every Day and Another Day, Yay! In fact October is a damn fine month for new books with three tomorrow and another four on the 18th. There goes my bank balance!

Sci Fi & Fantasy mini book haul

Yes I bought more books!

Yes I am on a Sci Fi/Fantasy kick right now!

Yes one of them is a hardback copy which I try to avoid buying at all cost! But can you blame me, its bloody stonkingly gorgeous, don’t you agree?

If this post is quite short its because we in the UK are currently suffering a massive heatwave and I am literally a puddle of goo on the floor so, you’ll excuse me wont you if I don’t spend too long typing on a warm laptop!

I bought the Jy Yang book because virtually everyone on BookTube had hauled it and raved about it and the opening chapter so amazing so I have high hopes for this.

The Marie Lu and Jason Segel books just speak for themselves really, I loved Ready Player One (well what I read of it which was quite a bit) and these are meant to be very similar but I’m sure have a style of their own at the same time.

The Becky Chambers’ book was one I just couldn’t ignore despite it being a hardback. I am currently reading her first book, The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet and also have her second book to read too so now I can indulge myself with all this gorgeous Sci Fi.

Don’t they make such a beautiful line up?

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