Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Book Haul!

This is a bit of an experiment, but I thought I’d try posting a book haul post on here. I’ve seen a lot of Booktubers do this and I’ve always found them really interesting so I figured I’d give a text version of it a go...
In the last few months I’ve had a bit of a book buying spree. I usually only purchase books I especially want and know I will read again, because they aren’t the cheapest things and if I’m never going to reread something than the library works just as well. Recently however I’ve been acting a bit of out of character and have quite a large stack of books waiting for me in the to-read pile which I actually own.  This is mainly down to discount bookstores and the fact I’ve had to get stuff for my English Lit course next year (I haven’t included them ones in this list) but I thought I’d take the opportunity to do a book haul whilst I could.
I’m going to include where I bought each one, but as a lot of them were reduced or on special offers in no way could I guarantee whether they’ll actually have them in the store near you. Also I live in the UK, so if you don’t a) I don’t even know if half of these stores exist for you and b) it’s probably even less likely that they’ll have the same things I bought.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Keep Me in Mind by Nancy Holder
Bought for £1 in Poundland
This is the only one of these books which I’ve actually read yet and I have to say I got what I was expecting. This is a choose your own adventure style book and I basically bought it as a bit of fun and light hearted reading, which would probably make me laugh with its cheesiness but that as a fan of Buffy would satisfy me no matter how bad it was because you can always do with a bit me more slayer in your life. 

The Baker Street Boys: The Case of the Disappearing Detective by Anthony Read
Bought in a random book store which was closing down for 50p
The Baker Street Boys: The Case Of The Disappearing Detective
 I was browsing through the 50p stand in the shop and the words “Baker Street” caught my eye. At such a cheap price and with my obsession with the world’s only Consulting Detective I of course had to have this. The basic premise seems to be that Sherlock has gone missing, so I don’t actually know how much he’ll feature, but regardless I’m sure this will be alright for some light reading.
These next three were all bought on a 3 for £5 offer in The Works. If you have a branch near you, it’s seriously worth  checking out because there’s a huge variety of books in the offer, including a lot of well known authors and bestsellers (I saw a few things by Lionel Shriver, and if you’re into YA stuff there was Wither and various books by Scott Westerfeld)

The End Specialist by Drew Magary
The End Specialist
I picked this up initially because of its cover as I recently read the Book Thief (so good!) and their artwork is very similar. Then I read the blurb and it gripped me. This is set in the future when a cure has been developed which means nobody will ever die of old age, though bullets and diseases can still be fatal. Sci-Fi, death and eternal youth; what isn’t there to love?

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen.
So far I’ve read Emma, Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion all of which I’ve loved and so I’ve wanted to read Sense and Sensibility for a while. So I bought it and hopefully it will live up to my expectations!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 3 by Nancy Holder, Kirsten Beyer and Christopher Golden Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Volume 3)
Like I said, I love Buffy. This seems to be the third volume of a collection of original Buffy stories. They had one or two different volumes of the series, but I decided on this one mainly because there’s a story which sounds pretty Willow-centric.

Have you read any of these? If so tell me what you though in the comments. And if not, what books have you bought recently?

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