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.
I know it probably seems like these are weekly, the truth of the matter is that it probably is a regular occurrence for us, but, when you have a family of three and are trying to save but still want to be able to go out and not spend a fortune, this is what ends up happening.
On the plus side, I’ve made it my goal to tackle my donate TBR after pushing through my eARCs which, I’m doing okay with my pace, so, I’m hoping this summer will be the tackling of my physical TBR! [*laughs at self, knowing I’ll keep requesting on NetGalley*]
Hubs had a day off this week and we went out to buy me a jacket, but popped into a couple of charity shops to kill time, we ended up with these finds:
James Stewart Biography (3.25) [He is my favorite actor. Ever.]
The Lady Midnight .50P [This has some faded sprayed edges but in otherwise good condition, but I’m too lazy to put photos of these as they’ve already been put away]
Then this weekend we got:
The Alienist [I had borrowed it from the library when I read it, but it was part of a sale, 3 for 1.50]
Sparkling Cyanide 3 for 1.50
And Then There Were None 3 for 1.50
Artemis Fowl 3 for 1.50
Kidnapped 3 for 1.50
Little Women 3 for 1.50 [This one completed my daughter’s set of classics!]
The Bear and the Nightingale 1.00
Gulliver’s Travels 2.00 [We liked this copy better and will donate our other copy next weekend!]
Ever After High 2.00 [Daughter fled with that one so no pic of it lol]
The Good Women of China 1.00
A History of Scotland 1.00
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea .50P
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes .50P
The Secret Garden .50P
So, we spent about 12.00!
It’s going to be a long March Haul post when I get to it…
I know this seems like it just happened last week, and that’s because it did!
But this time we were down our own high street and decided to mosey along in to see if they had anything new as we hadn’t been in a month.
And holy cow we struck gold!
The Tom Sawyer edition is from 1958/1959 and was a school prize to someone back in the day, the award plate was still in it! We had just recently bought Far From the Maddening Crowd but couldn’t decide if this cover was nicer so we picked it up to compare, we’re keeping both lol.
I have never read a book by Carrie Fisher and I picked this one up as my husband spotted it, I can’t wait to get to it! [You know, eventually]
Every time we go down the High Street we all like to wander around Waterstones, and while walking around I had paused to look at the copy of Ulysses, it was 10 quid and we just didn’t want to spend that on it, at least not at the moment so we passed it by. Then, we went to the charity shop next to it, and lo and behold, this was 50P on its own but since we bought so many we scored it for 49.5P lol. The book next to it is called Wellington: The Years of the Sword.
I’ve been eying this Mandela biography for a while now, we saw it at a charity shop last week and I had spied it at the library but I’m holding off on more nonfiction from the library until I return my Romanovs survey. So! This was meant to be!
I own Maze Runner and I found it enjoyable and though I have the others on my Kindle I couldn’t help myself. I would have bought Maze Runner again if they had it and it matched and donated my other copy, but, they didn’t. These things are basically brand new and they have such nice covers! The copy I bought was out my library store back in Texas and is lovely but just has some notes scribbled in, and some highlights, I don’t mind though, it’s fun to read what they thought lol. Okay getting off track, anyway look at these pretty books!!! LOOK AT THEM ALL!
In the end, we got 9 books for £4.46, four on the 2 for .99P deal and one ‘full’ price at .50P
There we have it! The post is late today because honestly I was super busy and mini-me had a birthday party. I’m off to watch more of 2001: A Space Odyssey.