I’ve got a busy week of blog tour reviews so today we’re taking it easy with some charity shop finds from yesterday and throughout the last week or so.
[Also, we’ve got around 3 piles of books to take and donate so it’s not just us getting more books haha]
I’ll admit it, I’ve already read this one and loved it, so when I saw it and had a spare pound coin on me, I totally went ahead and grabbed it.
We’ve been doing the summer activities in our library for the spawn, she’s entered the reading challenge and we’ve done some fun things but sometimes I wander off to the for sale shelves. It’s resulted in these two being purchased haha.
Okay so these were two of my fave finds as I’ve stated, the one on the left is ‘The Water Babies’ and I’m a huge fan of the ridiculous film and started reading the book a couple of years back, but it’s a newer version and I’ve really wanted an older version of it, finally my hubs spotted this yesterday and it was my huge splurge. I paid £8.00 for it and £2.00 for the one on the right, ‘Book of Beasts’
Well, that’s all I have to share, I did grab up an Agatha Christie yesterday for another £1 and the hubs got a nonfiction about the fall of the Mughal Empire for another £1.
Total Spent: 13.60
A bit on the high end for it but I really wanted that old Water Babies lol.
It’s been a minute with this. To be fair it’s because we go shopping so often for books in charity shops that it would be too repetitive on the blog, so, here we are, and I’ve just gathered up some of my favorite buys recently so that I can share them.
Most of these were 50P! The Lord of the Rings was 5, but the retail is 35, sooo I didn’t do too shabby! That means my old school LotR movie book with all three is now donated, and I also had an older cover of Maze Runner but now that I have matching covers, well, that’s gone to donation as well! I’ve also been wanting the Magnus Bane Chronicles but I had one on the kindle and it was one they were sold separately so I like this much better, looks like that’s one ebook I don’t have to keep on the Kindle anymore. I know. I have a problem.
I’m also going through my books once again, it’s time to clear some out now that we’re moving. It’s about time too as I really should be conscious of what books I might never read. I don’t plan on doing a huge cull, just taking into account what I truly never plan on reading, haha, that way someone else has a chance to read it.
It’s time for me to dive back into the neverending TBR. [Sidenote: Why you approve things so last minute NetGalley people? Do you hate me??]
We actually had like two HUGE hauls but it was so ridiculous I didn’t even bother sharing because we deserved to be in timeout after those sprees.
But it looks like we kinda mostly got it out of our system, slowly I’ll update the list on the Charity shop page to less publicly shame myself and my spending habits lol but today I’ll share with you what I bought this weekend.
It was the one store we tend to frequent where it was 2 for .99P so I just ended up taking two instead of one.
I’ve really been wanting to read The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle and not to mention as much as I love reading history books I couldn’t just leave The Holocaust The Jewish Tragedy behind, especially because most books are about WWII itself, the battles and the like and of course we do have books about the horrors of it all from the concentration camps to the battles but I liked that this one was focused on the people persecuted the most in that tragic time in history.
I’ve finished reading I Will Find You by John M. Taylor and will have the review up tomorrow but feel free to click on the link to the GoodReads page to learn more about it if you’re curious.
I know this is a short post but it’s Sunday and I’ve spent the day at the beach and just want to sit here and pay Dragon Age II but I actually have to go read more now lolol, go see my book reviewing, a process post to find out which part of the never ending cycle I’m at!
It’s Sunday, I’m picking my daughter up from her Brownies trip and yesterday we had an unexpected charity shop spree. We went to one but it was just choc-full of amazing books. So.
We did it. That was our adventurous thing to do while the daughter is away, buy books.
Also, I forgot to show these off last week:
The total from last Sunday was £4.49
Finally, the ones from today
We were able to pick up a couple of more classics that matched some we already have. Grabbed some great nonfiction reads, and well, went overboard. But we hadn’t really planned on buying books today and the shop was all the way in Edinburgh so we wouldn’t be back to that part of the city anytime soon. We live in Fife and if we go into Edinburgh it’s usually for shows or the museum.
The Diary of Anne Frank £2.00
The French Revolution, Christopher Hibbert £2.00
The French Revolution £4.00
The Russian Revolution 1917-1932 £2.00
Naming Jack the Ripper £4.00
Bletchley Circle £2.00
The World According to Garp £2.00
The Way of the Flesh £2.00
Usher Hall £2.00
The Happy Prince and Other Stories £1.50
Count Karlstein £1.50
Hocus Pocus (Kurt Vonnegut) £2.00
The Little World of Don Camillo £2.00
The Wife of Bath £2.00
A total of £33.00 for today
Come about October/November I’ll probably have donated at least a 1/3 of everything I’ve been buying lately.
Anyway, that’s it, not much of a post but I’m always excited to share our finds.
So I could do like a combined post of my March Wrap up and Haul but I’m going to split it, mostly to milk it this time around because I’m playing in a fiddle rally right now while you all are reading this.
I want to note something first, all these books because it is an overwhelming amount, only 5 were new that I paid for (Hint; The Famliars was one but I had to steal a pic off my own Instagram cause I forgot it in the gathering lol), 3 unpictured were also new but were gifts to my Husband, and 4 were bought used offline, 2 were free and given by the authors, and the rest? ALL CHARITY Shop and I paid less than like 14/15 quid for them. [that includes 9 other charity shop books that were either too far or were mini me’s so I didn’t include them lol]
This is NOT a normal amount of books for me nor will I ever go this crazy again. So please don’t think I always buy this much, I am shocked at my own lack of self control but I needed the retail therapy this month I guess.
Physical Books Haul:
Warrior of the Wild The Rubicon
Conspiracy of Stars Frankie and Zoe
Want War and Peace
Tinder The Light and Dark
The Monstrous Child The Forsyte Saga: In Chancery
The Lady Midnight Moby Dick
Jade City The Mill on the Floss
The Hate U Give Picture of Dorian Gray
The Surface Breaks The ABC Murders
Sky in the Deep Thunder on the Right
The Bear and the Nightingale James Stewart Biography
Artemis Fowl Ben-Hur
Ever After High Dead Man’s Blues
The Alienist Fiest: The Sun Also Rises
Sparkling Cyanide Men without Women
And Then There Were None Gulliver’s Travels
Frankenstein 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes The Secret Garden
Kidnapped The Good Women of China
A History of Scotland Little Women
Twenty Years After Mobster’s Lament (Paid for, hasn’t come in yet)
Priory of the Orange Tree (signed edition this time)
Physical Books from Authors/Publishers: Kaerou Time to go Home & Anna Undreaming
EBooks Haul: [These were all free downloads off amazon] Starswept
Trust and Treachery
I Bring the Fire
Archangel Down: Archangel Project
Shadow of the Raven
Pit of Vipers
And finally, the bookish things I’ve received in the mail this month
Book of Dust things I bought, and of course Descendant of the Crane things were my preorder incentives!
Well! That’s me! No point adding what ARCs I got cause let’s face it, I can’t keep track. I’m an addict. Halp.