December Book Haul

As a book lover, I rejoice when it gets to December as it means Christmas is coming and you have yet another excuse to be given books!

This Christmas I was very lucky with my presents and was gifted a few books, as well as some money that I also spent on books… (I don’t have a problem I swear!)

So without further ado here is my haul; Continue reading “December Book Haul”

Book Haul (Waterstones and other shops)

Yes yes I know what you’re thinking, have I read all the books from the last haul? Well no, but I’ve started two of them… Any way, I have them now so I can read them when I want…

I recently turned 22 and for my birthday I was very kindly gifted money and book tokens so I took a trip to town and had a look for some books. Here is a list of what I got and a little synopsis of them all.

Here’s what I picked up from Waterstones;

Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? By Agatha Christie.

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While playing an erratic round of Golf, Bobby Jones slices his ball over the edge of a cliff. His ball is lost, but on the rocks below he finds the crumpled body of a dying man. With his final breath the man opens his eyes and says ‘why didn’t they ask Evans?’
Haunted by these words, Bobby and his vivacious companion Frankie, set out to solve a mystery that will bring them into mortal danger.

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Calm by Michael Acton-Smith

Trains delayed, non-stop email, endless to-do lists – there has never been a more important time to stop, recharge and discover moments of calm.
Absolutely everyone can achieve calm – including you – and in this book you’ll learn how to take back a little bit of peace, space and all-important time for yourself.
Using a mixture of creative prompts, activities, instructions and inspiration. Calm will open your eyes to the pleasure and richness of your everyday life.
Be calm. Be free. Be yourself.

The Invisible Child and The Fir Tree by Tove Jansson

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You all know, don’t you, that if people are frightened very often, the sometimes become invisible.
In Tove Jansson’s much loved short story, The Invisible Child, the isolated Ninny is helped to regain her voice and take her rightful place in the world using a simple Moomin recipe. She is welcomed into the Moomin family and treated with equality and respect. This is one of the most touching of all Moomin stories and is paired in this unique book with The Fir Tree, the Moomins’ gloriously unselfish take on Christmas. 

I then took a trip to HMV and picked up;

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A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen

When James Bowen found an injured, ginger street cat curled up in the hallway of his sheltered accommodation, he had no idea just how much his life was about to change.
Soon the two were inseparable and their diverse, comic and occasionally dangerous adventures would transform both their lives, slowly healing the scars of each other’s troubled pasts.

And from my favourite Amazon seller World of Books I bought;

Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie

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The tranquility of a cruise along the Nile was shattered by the discovery that Linnet Ridgeway had been shot through the head. She was young, stylish and beautiful. A girl who had everything… until she lost her life.

Hercule Poirot recalled an earlier outburst by a fellow passenger: ‘I’d like to put my dear little pistol against her head and press the trigger’ Yet in this exotic setting nothing was ever quite what it seemed…

So that’s it for now, my new books are lined up on my shelf to be read… If you have any suggestions of what I should read next or what you think I am missing in my collection, comment below!

Lucy xox

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Waterstones Book Haul

I have been quite restrained when it comes to buying books over the last few months, but that all changed at the weekend when I took a trip down to my local Waterstones, with a gift card in hand and spent over £50… Continue reading “Waterstones Book Haul”

Book Haul (Part One)

As book lovers we went a little over-board with our book purchases recently… But it’s perfectly acceptable because if you give a girl a book she’ll read for a day, but if you teach a girl to read she’ll read for life…? (Like the man and the fish, it made sense in my head.)

Anyhow, I have loads of books to talk about it so I’ll get down to it!

I’m going to start with the hardbacks… Continue reading “Book Haul (Part One)”