Book hauling

16.9.13

One of my goals this summer was to get back on track with reading and spend a fair amount of time with my head buried in a book.  I think it's fair to say I failed on that front.

Above are the books I picked up over the last couple of months.

The first one I bought, and read, was Perfect.  This is a sort of split story, set in the 70s and in the present day, and is about a boy's life and the resulting effects when two seconds were added to time.  The blurb drew me in instantly and although it was a little slow at times, I think the fact that I raced through the last half of the book in a morning tells more than words.  A great one to try if you're after something a little out of the norm.

Remember when I visited Farnham with Lizzie?  We went on a charity shop haul where I got my hands on When God was a rabbit, You don't have to be evil to work here, but it helps and Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweet Shop of Dreams.  There's something incredibly satisfying about tracking down a book you've been meaning to read for a cut-price in a charity shop, and I think I'll have to start carrying around a wishlist for books with me like Lizzie does and take up book-hunting!  Are there any books you'd recommend I look out for?

I've yet to read any of my charity shop finds, because for the time being I've been on Everything, Now.  This is a real eye-opener of a book that I got sent, and is unlike anything I usually go for.  It's a bit heavy at times, but there are some real gems of observations about our culture and how we're influenced into believing that the sheer multitude of choice we encounter is a good thing and how we expect to have access to everything, now.  Not a must-read, but a good one if you like a thought-provoking book.

I'm sure to be back with another of these posts soon; as I searched through my bookshelf to find these ones I found lots of books that I haven't yet read.  Must get reading!

8 comments

  1. 'Welcome to Rosie Hopkins' Sweet Shop of Dreams' is an AMAZING story! I found it really well written and touching, as well as witty. The last paragraph is a total tear jerker!

    Emma's Treasures

    Emma xo

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  2. I read ' The Fault in our Stars' by John Green and I think it may just have become my favorite book of all time. It is so wonderfully written, and although it is a sad book ( I cried reading it by the pool) it is moving and touching and evokes all kinds of emotions. Basically its perfect. Good luck with your reading.

    Callie xx

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    1. Callie, my emotional reaction to The Fault in our Stars was similar to my reaction when watching The Notebook. I could not hold back the tears...it's a really great book! xx

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  3. They all seem like really lovely books! Really want to read 'perfect' and 'welcome to Rosie Hopkins' sweet shop of dreams, you read some amazing books, lucky ducky! I always struggle finding good books but now I can't wait read them :)

    isabella <3

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  4. They sound like great books. I've noted them down to check them out on my Kindle later. I find I read more when I use my Kindle cos it's just so available.

    LittleGlitter.org

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  5. I love reading, I don't know what I'd do without books! I haven't read any that you mention in this post so I'm adding them to my list : ) I just finished reading Nancy Mitford and had a blast xx

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  6. Lovely books! I have developed a reading habit too lately! Hope you get to read more!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin'

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