16 July 2014

I've Been Book-Buying #1

I'm a firm believer that you can never have too many books but even I have to admit that I might have went a little bit crazy over the past few weeks. Before I jump into this, I really need to emphasise the fact that I didn't buy these all in one go. Honestly. Even I wouldn't buy this many books in one trip. Also, quite a few of these were gifts from super lovely people. ^_^
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Destined by Aprilynne Pike // Wings by Aprilynne Pike // Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh // The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis // Anne of the Island by L.M Montgomery // Anne of Avonlea by L.M Montgomery // Eleanor Rigby by Douglas Coupland
These are all from a (kinda) local charity shop that I literally use to stock up. They were 3 for £1, like always. The Breadwinner and both Anne of Green Gables books are old favourites, and the two Aprilynne Pike books are ones I've read on my Kindle but wanted physical copies of. I'm pretty damn happy. ^_^

 Persuasion by Jane Austen // Selected Stories by Thomas Hardy // Anne Of Green Gables by L.M Montgomery // Emma by Jane Austen // Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte // The Sea of Adventure by Enid Blyton
These are also from the same charity shop (and the same trip...) and again, were 3 for £1. Anne Of Green Gables is an old obsession and we all know about my odd love for Enid Blyton, but I think Jane Eyre is my favourite here because this is seriously the most beautiful old copy.

We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver // A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess // The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick // Confessions of a Sociopath by M.E Thomas 
I needed We Need To Talk About Kevin mainly because I'm thinking about doing my AH English dissertation on it, comparing it with The Catcher in the Rye (one of my favourite books). I haven't read it yet but I'll get it read before I go back to school in August. A Clockwork Orange is one I've been meaning to read for ages so when I got a £10 WH Smith gift-card from school, I knew I had to buy it. Again, not read it yet. :'D I've wanted to read The Silver Linings Playbook since I saw the film last December but I haven't got round to buying it until now. I'm only a few chapters in but I'm loving it so far. ^_^ Confessions Of A Sociopath is an odd one... I bought it in a service station on my way to York from London on Saturday but I hadn't heard of it before I bought it. It sounds amazing so I can't wait to give it a go. :3

 D.I.Y - Design It Yourself by Ellen Lupton // Just My Type - A Book About Fonts by Simon Garfield
You might know that I really love typography and graphic design but for some reason, I hadn't bought any books on it. I bought these two on Amazon for about £4 each and I seriously can't wait to read them. I think D.I.Y - Design It Yourself is going to be the perfect graphic design reference book for me. ^_^

 The Mighty Book Of Boosh // The Pocket Book Of Boosh
I am a huge Mighty Boosh fan and have been for years and for all that time, I've been eying up my sister's Boosh books. Luckily, she finally got rid of them the other day so I rescued them and have been hugging them ever since. 

 Fair Coin by E.C Myers // Quantum Coin by E.C Myers
I have the lovely Holly from Holly Quills and Ivy to thank for these! ^_^

Have you read any of these books? What have you bought recently?
Lots of love, Cat
xxx

10 comments:

  1. SO MANY BOOKS! At first, before scrolling down, I thought the only books you'd bought were the stack in the first picture and I was like "pfft, not that many!" ... but then I realised! It's funny, I was looking online just yesterday for Anne of Avonlea and Anne of the Island because I reread the first one last weekend and I have been *clamouring* for the rest of the series ever since! The library don't have them though D: Hopefully I too can find them in a charity shop ...

    PS 3 for £1?? That's insane!! In Oxfam in Glasgow centre it's more like 1 for £3 ... or more!

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    1. Haha! I seriously love this comment. :'D
      Charity shops in cities are always expensive so I go to the Ayrshire Hospice shop in Ayr - try it! ^_^ xx

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  2. YES TO THE YES TO THE YES TO THE OMG ALL THE BOOKS AND OLD BOOKS I COLLECT OLD BOOKS AND UGH I NEED THAT FONT BOOK AND THAT DIY BOOK THANKS YES OH YOU WANT TO GIBE THEM TO ME THANKS.
    enough caps? ok then.
    Charity Shops are MY DEAR DEAR FRIENDS. Although I haven't been in ages...i need to go soon. YOU ARE MAKING ME WANT TO BUY MORE BOOKS CAT WHAT EVEN ARE YOU.

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    1. Ohhhhh wow :'D
      Buy all the books. You know you want to

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  3. Great haul!

    I STILL HAVE NO IDEA WHAT BOOKS TO COMPARE FOR THE DISSERTATION. [is that spelt with one s or two?! ack, doesn't matter, I'm failing at LIFE]. I need classics that are adventure and fast paced and those qualities I've not found in a book yet. HELP MEH. Have the two books we've to contrast to be in the same theme? I can't remember. :O

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    1. Awww Rachel :'D You'll find books, just keep looking! They don't have to be the exact same theme, just as long as they have similar elements (I think). ^_^ xx

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  4. I did't know The Mighty Bosh was a book! I need it now!
    btw I've tagged you in the British tag, hope you can do it. Read it here: http://longlovefashion.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/the-british-tag.html x

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    1. Thank you for tagging me! I might do the tag but I don't really do tags on my blog so I'm not sure...xx

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  5. So many books woohoo! And yay I LOVE The Mighty Boosh (I literally know every song off by heart…)

    I'd talk about every book here but that would bore you aha (I literally annoy all my friends with my bookish rambles) but I'll just say that Jane Eyre is one of my favs. :) ^.^

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