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Happy May Bank Holiday weekend!

I had to go into town stupidly early this morning, so after I’d done all my errands I decided to go into my local Waterstones and have a browse! Last weekend, I popped in but only managed about 5 minutes because my car parking ticket was about to run out so I had to cut it short! But today I timed it well and spent a bit longer in there!

Waterstones have a whole selection which is Buy One Get One Half Price, so I had a look through the books on offer and decided to buy these two books!:

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I’ve read Caitlin Moran’s two books “How to be a Woman” and “Moranthology” before, and I read her columns occasionally, and I was intrigued by “How to build a Girl”, so I thought I’d give it a go!

I’ve never heard of Rufi Thorpe before but I was intrigued by the plot of “The Girls from Corona del Mar” which explores female friendship and thought it sounded interesting.

I realise this was a rather female-inspired book haul but never mind! I do still have books to read but I fancied some new books and you can never have enough books!

I was also impressed by the staff in my local Waterstones because the young chap who served me was really friendly and said “Enjoy them!” when he passed me the bag of books! They seemed extra friendly and helpful today too. I’m a little bit jealous of the staff being surrounded by books all day, and I’m still wishing I had been successful in my (many) attempts to get a job in a bookshop! But for now, I’m happy just being able to afford to buy books whenever I want!

Enjoy your weekend!

It’s Day 21 of my Bookish Photo-a-day Challenge! (Click the link for more information)

21. A Bookshop:
Waterstones Piccadilly, London

Waterstones Piccadilly, London

So, this is a photo of the outside of Waterstones Piccadilly, on Piccadilly in London. This is one of my absolute favourite places in London, which I have visited numerous times since I discovered its existence! It is huge, with 6 floors of books, a café, a bar, a stationary section, and a Russian bookshop. As it’s on Piccadilly, one of the busiest streets in London, it has a bus-stop right outside which is helpful for getting home when you stay in the shop until closing time – 10pm most nights of the week! It’s easy to spend many hours in there!

Yesterday, I was at a loose end so I went into town for the afternoon and just mooched around.

I’ve been really strict with myself for months because I banned myself from buying any new books until I finished the ones I’m halfway through. It’s a bad habit that I have of getting bored of one book and starting another (or several, as the case has been!), so I was determined to get the pile on my bedside table finished!

As I finished Jane Austen’s “Mansfield Park” this week and have got back into reading “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt, I decided that if I saw any books which I wanted, then I could buy one. I popped into Waterstones and ended up staying for at least an hour! As they had an offer on of “Buy One, Get One Half Price”, I decided to get 2 books!

I am now the owner of:

“Wild” by Cheryl Strayed (via Goodreads)

and

“Divergent” by Veronica Roth (via Goodreads)

Both books have been made into films recently and have been talked about a lot, which is mainly why I want to read “Wild”. It sounds like an interesting book and I like people’s stories of their voyages of self-discovery! Maybe I’ll see the film after I’ve read it, but I’ll see what the book is like first.

“Divergent” has been on my To-Buy list for a while as it sounds like the sort of dystopian YA novel that I would be into. The film coming out isn’t actually my motivation to read it, but it was on special offer and I felt that now was a good time to see what it’s like!

I’ve just got to finish “The Goldfinch” first now, before I can start one of these new books!