Posts Tagged ‘Books’

Yesterday, I ordered some books from Amazon and they arrived today!

Special delivery

Special delivery

Now, before people start telling me I should support my local bookshops and all that, I must point out that the nearest decent bookshop is a good 15-20 minute drive away from my house and parking isn’t free, and the last few books I’ve bought have actually come from bookshops! I try to alternate between online stores and bookshops!

My main reason for buying online was needing to get some books for my mum’s birthday fairly quickly! I also have some birthday money to spend and I’ve been wanting some new books for a while!

These are the books I bought:

New books!

New books!

The top 2 are the ones I’ve bought for my mum, picked from a list she gave me. I actually want to read “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” because it is the continuation of the Millennium series by the late Stieg Larsson, although at the same time I sort of don’t want to read it in case it ruins the series! I’m not really sure what “The Silence of the Sea” is about but I may or may not read that once my mum has!

The 3 bottom ones are my choices! I like books about twins so “The Ice Twins” sounds fascinating. “The Red Queen” is one of these YA novels which is a fantasy that could be big like “The Hunger Games” or “Twilight” and sounds a bit like “Noughts and Crosses” by Malorie Blackman. “The Humans” just sounds like it could be funny and a bit weird with aliens in it.

I have no idea which book to start with but I’m looking forward to reading them!

I recently read “He’s Just Not That Into You” by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo.

“He’s Just Not That Into You” by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo (via Amazon)

It is essentially a self-help book on relationships, with letters from readers about various aspects of dating and so on, with Greg and Liz replying to them. It’s mainly from Greg’s viewpoint, so using a man’s perspective on problems usually dealt with by a women. I got this copy free with a magazine years ago and never read it. I thought it might be interesting so I started reading it this week while off work. It’s really quick to read but it didn’t really teach me anything I didn’t already know!

I’m not sure how they managed to base a film (of the same name) on this book but I haven’t seen it and don’t intend to! I would probably not read it again and I’m not sure I’d recommend it!

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What I am currently reading:

One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (It’s not very exciting so far)

Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen” by JK Rowling – the German language version of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” (I know the story really well but reading it in German is more challenging, especially when it’s twice the size!)

Bookish blast from the past:

My Dad was sorting through some of his books the other day and, among all the architecture and cookery books, he found this book which I was given by my German exchanged partner when I was at secondary school! I had totally forgotten about it and it’s been hiding with my parents’ books all this time! It’s basically a book about the town of Krefeld in Germany where my exchange partner lived and flicking through it brought back memories of the week I spent there as a teenager!

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Other bookish things:

1) I’m watching the Harry Potter films, and I’ve finally got around to watching the rest of “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix”!

2) I went into Waterstones bookshop yesterday but didn’t buy any books – I don’t think I was in the mood for books! I did however have a good nosy around the stationary section and came across a tiny little journal called “One Word Day” which has pages with a space to a write one word to describe each day!

“One Word A Day” found on (image via Amazon)

I didn’t buy it, but it inspired me to create a new blogging challenge based on this idea and which I will be commencing on Tuesday 1st September!