I’m coming to realise that my book-buying hobby is becoming an addiction somewhat. I have a great charity shop near me where books are only 25p – and it is just opposite work and on the way to the library. It’s dangerous.
It’s not only physical books – I keep finding great deals with ebooks as well. Every time I connect my kindle to the internet at the moment, I’ve always got three or four books to download.
As I’ve obtained some great sounding books over the last few months, I thought I would do a mini book-haul and take a look at some of the ones I now own.
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
I read this last year and pretty much squealed my way through it. I had a little bit of money left on an Amazon voucher and so after my last deadline, I decided I was going to treat myself.
I’m hoping to re-read Fangirl this year, so maybe I will do the two back to back. They certainly look pretty together on my book case!
Atlantis Revelation by Marcus Blake
When the tagline reads `what if a place of myth and legend was real?`, it’s going to take a lot of restraint for me to not pick it up. Restraint that, I can honestly say, I don’t have.
This was a charity shop purchase and looks like it could be an easy and somewhat fun read. Nothing to take too seriously, but sometimes that is all you need from a book. I’m quite looking forward to it!
The Return of the Dragons: Hidden Magic Volume 1 by Kenneth Kapplemann
Again, anything with dragon in the title and you’ve got me hooked. But this book also sounds like it has a huge dose of destiny and fate thrown in for good measure. I have a feeling this book will either be really enjoyable, or really cheesy.
Besides, who doesn’t love an epic battle between good and evil, especially when it involves dragons?
The Scent of Time by Alan T. McKean
I initially chose this book because the front cover is beautiful – and I’ll be the first to put my hands up and admit to judging a book by its front cover. But it is also about time-travel, and I’m always interested to see how different authors tackle that – what rules they reinforce, how their theories differ from one another etc.
Hopefully this will be an interesting addition to my time-travel collection, plus it looks like a really good book!
Message of the Pendant by Thomas Thorpe
This sounds like a historical murder mystery – which, in turn, sounds really interesting. It’s a little different from my norm and hopefully will help me engage with different genres.
I guess the only thing that concerns me with this book is whether I’ll get confused!
So there we have it, some of the novels that have made their way into my hands recently. How about you? Any recent purchases you’re excited for?
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4 thoughts on “Mini Book Haul”
I miss charity shops for books. There is an Oxfam book shop here in Berlin but the books are usually around 3-4 euro. I get the best deals if I go to a flea market but it can be hard to find good English books.
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Ooh that doesn’t sound that cheap – that’s a shame. At least you know you’ve got somewhere to try!
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