27 August 2014

I've Been Book-Buying #4

One More Thing by B.J. Novak // A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride // We Were Liars by E. Lockhart // Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling

As I mentioned in Currently I'm...#12, I took a well-deserved trip to Waterstones a couple of weeks ago and treated myself to four new books, all of which I'd been wanting for a stupid amount of time. I hadn't been to Waterstones for about four months, mainly because there are now only two Waterstones shops near me (and both are at least a 40 minute drive away) and I just haven't had the time and money to go because of my exams. It was seriously so nice to have an hour to spare, just working my way round the full shop, knowing that I was there to treat myself to a few new books. Nothing beats Waterstones. After a good 90 minutes, I left with a bag of four books, before heading to Cafe Nero to buy carrot cake and peppermint tea. That night was pretty much perfect. :'D

I am a huge fan of The US Office so when B.J. Novak was on Ellen, talking about his book, I got all twitchy, put it on my wishlist and then proceeded to think about how much I wanted it on a daily basis. He is just so naturally funny and intelligent, and One More Thing really shows that. Once The Office ended, he wrote a book compiling all of his random ideas in a series of short stories. Some are literally only 3 lines long but there are some that last for a good 8 or 9 pages and every single one is brilliant. Sticking to the theme of The US Office, I've been wanting to read Mindy Kaling's book - Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? - for a while now. The Mindy Project is one of my favourite TV shows (I'll admit, I didn't like it for a while but then I actually watched more than 10 minutes of an episode and promptly fell in love) and, like B.J. Novak, Mindy Kaling helped write The Office, as well as playing the part of Kelly. She is pretty much my hero and I can't wait to read her book. Also, B.J. Novak and Mindy Kaling are best friends which is freaking adorable.

Both, We Were Liars and A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing are books which I've heard a lot about over the past few months. I'm going into both of them blind but I think that might actually add to my reading-experience. I have high hopes. :3

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


  1. So THESE are the books! Really interesting selection of books.
    I just started We Were Liars today and it's amazing so far, but I'm slightly worried that I've worked out the ending - I reckon you'll enjoy it. THE MINDY PROJECT! Mindy Kaling is hilarious.

    1. I hope I enjoy We Were Liars...I've heard so much about it! xx

  2. Hi Cat!

    Fab selection of books! 'We Were Liars' is on the top of my wish-list at the moment! It looks fantastic! I've heard that the best thing to do is no nothing about the novel before reading!

    I understand your pain with no time around exams! Glad you got to treat yourself now results day is over and done with, though!

    Happy reading!

    -Sophie :)

    1. I've heard that about We Were Liars too so I've been stopping myself from reading any reviews or anything. :'D
      Thanks! ♥ xx

  3. Ooh happy reading! A girl is a half-formed thing was a tough read, but such an accomplishment - so glad it finally found a publisher! xx


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