Don't worry - I'm not writing this on Christmas Day... okay, that's a little bit of a lie. I'm writing this part before Christmas but obviously I don't know what books I have yet so I'll be filling that in before dinner!
I know I'm getting books as I've given my mum a massive list and access to my goodreads to help her pick! She is good at picking out books I'd like by herself it's just she always picks out ones I own. I've even picked some books out in charity shops and got her to buy them to wrap for me so I know I defintely have some!
EDIT: CHRISTMAS EVE
So... I've looked at my gifts under the tree and my mum seems to have gotten me 17 books. WHAT? Mental - bearing in mind she hasn't a clue what I like and says only one is on my goodreads like (of which I have 600!) Dear lord!
EDIT: CHRISTMAS DAY
So I got 24 books just from my mum and then four more from other family what?!
My birthday came and went with a fizzle more than a bang. I spent a good chunk of my day tidying and hoovering etc... yup.. adulthood.
As I am such a pernickety person people tend to leave me to buy my own books but my mum (having been given an extensive and very detailed list from myself) gave me four books for my birthday! Thus, today I have a small book haul for you but I'm excited none-the-less.
This post won't be like other haul posts you see on my blog for one reason; I bought 47 books this month. I don't have the time to talk about 47 books.
Before anyone thinks I've lost my mind (well, I kind of have but shh) and spent like a thousand pounds on brand new books, almost all of these books were purchased from charity shops, and where I live a lot of them do books for £1/£2 each or have 3 or 4 books for 99p or £1! The worst part of that deal though is most of the shops still charge £1 if you only get one book so if there's one you want you may as well grab another 3 since it's the same price - this does mean that out of the 47-ish books I bought, only about 15/20 are ones I really am interested in. Regardless, I picked up some books I'm very excited about and I can't wait to share them with you!
Grab yourself a cuppa and get comfy because this is gonna be a looooooong one!
Ah it's been so long! Apologies for disappearing for a week, things have been hectic and I was feeling a little uninspired. I was planning to post a review of 'The Hate U Give' but I wanted to make sure it's worded respectfully so I'm taking my time to make sure it comes across the way I intend!
The other day there I had a notion to go trawling through Charity Shops, particularly in search of Claire North's books 'The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August' and 'The Sudden Appearance of Hope' as well as keeping an eye out for others on my 'to buy' list (of which there are over 200 according to Goodreads.. oops!)
When I was a bookseller I couldn't imagine not buying books brand new. But. I was only paying £3.50 for a paperback so of course I would. Now, with being currently unemployed but a desperate desire to own my own books I have rediscovered my love of charity shops!
In some ways they are worse for me than working in a bookstore was as the stores near me often have a deal on where you get 3 or 4 books for 99p (!!) but if you only want one or two, it's still 99p so you're like 'may as well just grab something!' This sis exactly what happened to me last week. I picked up 5 books - although in the first shop where I bought two I easily could have bought about 7! - two of which I only bought as it was 3 for 99p! However, I am thrilled with what I did find as normally it's just Harry Potter, Twilight, some Cassandra Clare and John Green as well as the occasional other popular series that I either own, have read, or don't want, that are available in my local charity shops.