Last month was quite the book buying month because, guys, I discovered books for a £1 at a garden centre in Wakefield. Yes! November was meant to be a quiet one for me because with Christmas around the corner it’s supposed to be the month for buying for others. But it wasn’t. I ended up buying 13+ books. 13 of which are going to feature in today’s post. I’d have them all except that I can’t remember/can’t locate all the books that I did buy last month.
You see, and I reason that this a perfectly acceptable excuse for buying as many books for myself as I did; no one in my family ever really buys me books. None of them are readers and so it just doesn’t occur to them. Neither are they enthusiastic about buying me any of my requests. Case in point; when my mother contacted me a couple of months ago complaining that I had not told her what I wanted for Christmas, I replied stating that she had the link to my Amazon wish list. Her response? “Oh that. Give me some other ideas.”
So, logically these are all presents from me to me. With love. MUCH love.
I’m not going to give a synopsis of these this month because there are so many and that would make for one SUPER LONG video. So instead, have a bunch of pictures of some pretty books. (P.S. Please ignore the over excitement with Berol colouring pens in my Agatha Christie pictures…)
Wool and Shift by Hugh Howey, and All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven were bought in charity shops. I love shopping for books in charity shops and some of the ones in Huddersfield have a really good selection.
Things We Have in Common by Tasha Kavanagh, The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley, The Girl in the Red Coat by Kate Hamer and Spill, Simmer, Falter, Wither by Sara Baume have all been shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award. I got these from The Book People for £20 for the lot, I think.
The Agatha Christie, Partners in Crime books; The Secret Adversary, Partners in Crime, By the Pricking of My Thumbs, N or M? and Postern of Fate as well as Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book were all purchased at Hampson’s Plant World in Wakefield for £1 each. What a bargain! The Agatha Christie books were only published this year so I got some lovely new editions for really cheap.
I’ve made a start on the Christie books, reading and thoroughly enjoying The Secret Adversary, which was almost a completely different story to the recent BBC series. Review to follow!