Sunday, 19 April 2015

Book Haul # 5

Hello there, fellow bookworms! I know my last bookhaul was posted about a month ago and I wasn’t really planning on buying any more books but my plans didn’t go very well as you can see. Still, this is the last you’ll see in a few months because I’m saving for my trip to London, where I will most likely buy some books because… physical bookshops and stuff.

Anyways, this morning I got the order from The Book Depository I placed early last week and my only excuse for ordering books was that I really wanted to get The Story of Alice by Robert Douglas Fairhurst since 2015 is the 150th anniversary of the known story and publishing houses are coming out with amazing books regarding Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. And when I was about to check out, I thought “why not get a few more?” and so my hand browsed through my wish-list and added 4 more books: Faery Tales by Carol Ann Duffy, The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett (I think is about time I read some of his books), The Bookshop Book by Jen Campbell and How England Made the English by Harry Mount.

And funny enough, on Friday I went to Pasajes (a bookshop in Madrid which has a great selection of English books) because fortunately for me – not for my wallet though – they have the ever lovely and cheap (they are 80 p, guys!) Little Black Classics and I got a few more I’m interested in. However, you know you can’t walk into a bookshop and just buy what you were planning to buy. At least this time I found three I’ve been meaning to get for a while. The Great Gatsby (which I read four years ago) and Tender is the Night, both by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Penguin released all his works in these stunning editions and I swear for all is holy, they are so pretty to look at. And the last one, I found it last minute. I was about to pay and I saw it. If that isn’t a sign, I don’t know what it is… The book in question is Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. Mercedes over at MercysBookishMusings was talking about this author in one of her videos and funny enough I’ve watched the BBC mini-series about it. I never knew it was a book and hey, it couldn’t hurt to try and see if I like it.

And that’s the end of the haul. Hope you like it ^^
If you've read any of these books or you want to, tell me below. Have an awesome weekend!

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