Must. Not. Buy. More. Books.

My room is already starting to resemble a library, but I seem to have a problem with buying more books. I find that the best places to buy books are the RSPCA shop in Pudsey (most fiction books are 25p each) or from The Book People. They often have good offers, and most books tend to be cheaper than Amazon or other shops. I particularly like the collections that they do, as it gives me chance to read books that I wouldn’t usually read, without having to spend lots of money. My last order included a couple of sets, and the latest Charlaine Harris which I have been waiting to be released for ages.

Here’s a full list of what I bought this time (and links if you want to have a look!)

The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz – Denis Avey
The Lost Classics Collection

  • The Last Day of a Condemned Man – Victor Hugo
  • Peter Schlemihl – Adelbert Von Chamisso
  • The Haunted House – Charles Dickens
  • Notes From Under The Floorboards – Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • The Good Soldier – Ford Madox Ford
  • The Devil’s Elixirs – E. T. A. Hoffmann
  • A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder – James De Mille
  • The Sorrows of Young Werther – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • The Monk and the Hangman’s Daughter – Ambrose Bierce
  • The Black Spider – Jeremias Gotthelf

3 book collection – Sophie Kinsella writing as Madeleine Wickham

  • Cocktails for Three
  • The Wedding Girl
  • Sleeping Arrangements

Elizabeth Gaskell Collection

  • North and South
  • Cranford
  • Mary Barton

The Aurora Teagarden Mysteries Omnibus 1 – Charlaine Harris
Dead Reckoning – Charlaine Harris

That’ll keep me busy for a while! 🙂

Now Reading: Cora Harrison – I Was Jane Austen’s Best Friend

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Now Reading: Philip K. Dick – Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

This is part of my set of ‘books that have been made into successful films’, and was filmed as Blade Runner. Not my usual kind of book but we’ll see how it goes…

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Now Reading: Jean Webster – Daddy Long-Legs

Firstly, I wanted to say how interesting I found The Pianist by Wladyslaw Szpilman. I always find it hard to read books about the war, but we must never forget the terrible things that happened. This book was the true story of the author who managed to escape death against all odds, with help at the end from a German soldier, who was killed after the end of the war. Apparently the film of the book won a lot of awards, so I will be watching that soon.

Daddy Long-Legs was my favourite book when I was younger, and when I saw it on amazon for £1.50, I had to buy it to read it again! It’s quite a short book, so will make a nice break after the last one.

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Now Reading: Wladyslaw Szpilman – The Pianist

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Now Reading: Marian Keyes – Rachel’s Holiday

I was given this book by a neighbour as part of World Book Night 2011. It looks quite good – and who can say no to free books?!

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Now Reading: Jane Austen – Mansfield Park

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Now Reading: Jane Austen – Persuasion

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Now Reading: Jane Austen – Northanger Abbey

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Now Reading: Kathryn Stockett – The Help

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