As promised here are my new books that I got over New Year when visiting Bath. We always visit my favourite bookshop Topping and Company because it always has some very special books and quite often signed editions. Plus when my poor husband is exhausted from following me around the bookshop and carrying the books I’ve already chosen they always offer him a mug of tea.
So here are the books I bought, I tried to be restrained so there are not as many books as I would usually go for.
Goodbye to All Cats by P. G. Woodhouse
Shakespeare for Every Day of the Year edited by Allie Esiri
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Drop me a comment if you have read any of these. I always love to hear your thoughts.
As promised here is my post showing my Christmas presents with a book theme. Thankfully, I had quite a few books and a very groovy book light that I love.
Here are the books I received:-
The Carpet People by Terry Pratchett
Dreamcatcher by Stephen King
The Everyday Poet: Poems to Live By edited by Deborah Alma
Be More Cat by Alison Davies
Then there is my amazing new light!
A lot of these books have been on my wish list for some time so I was really pleased to receive them. Drop me a comment with your thoughts.
So today has been a nice quiet day with a little bit of teaching thrown into the mix. Today also involved buying new books! This was not planned, we went into the supermarket for a few things and I came out with three new books.
Here are the new books:-
A Midwinter Promise by Lulu Taylor
I’ve read a few books by Lulu Taylor and have always enjoyed them so I am looking forward to reading this.
A Perfect Cornish Christmas by Phillipa Ashley
After just finishing ‘A Christmas on the Little Cornish Isles’ I thought I would give another of Phillipa Ashley’s books a try and hope it is as good.
A Wedding in December by Sarah Morgan
No reason for this choice other than I liked the sound of it. Fingers crossed it proves to be good.
So here are my new books! Please drop me a comment if you have read any of them and tell me what you thought.
Today I have had a wonderful day off, as I spent the morning reading and then went and spent the day in Birmingham book shopping and exploring the German Christmas Market.
I had a lot of fun in Waterstones and bought quite a few books and my husband also got some as well so the lady on the check out was quite surprised at the varied selection. I also had a lot of fun looking at the children’s section.
Here are my lovely books:-
I bought this book because my best friend, nicknamed Tufty Seal highly recommends Adam Kay as a writer so I am really looking forward to reading this book.
I saw this today and just had to buy it as I absolutely love the film!
I must admit I got this because the cover was pretty, I know very shallow, but sometimes a pretty cover is all you need to buy a book.
I bought this because I loved the last book with Murder Christmas stories I hope this one does not disappoint.
Another book from the Christmas table at Waterstones. I hope it does not disappoint.
This book I got in the children’s section. I always get a version of The Nutcracker each year and this year I got this little one with a pop up surprise at the end!
I also got two very pretty decorations from the German Market.
Please drop me a comment if you have read any of the books.
I’ve been buying books again!
Only four books I promise.
Two of the books I got because I found them interesting and linked to my Masters and the other two are pretty and Christmas books so I just had to get them.
Here they are:-
Miss Marley by Vanessa Lafaye
A Literary Christmas: An Anthology
Ancient Rome by Virginia Campbell
Ancient Greece by David Michael Smith
I cannot wait to start reading them!
Well today is my first day of half term and I celebrated by having a lie in and a leisurely day. I had to run into our nearest town to run some errands and my husband suggested visiting Waterstones for a browse. Well a browse is something that never happens with me, it always ends in buying books. I was just going to buy Now You See Them by Elly Griffiths but my husband said that Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver looked good so I ended up buying another book because it was on buy one get one half price.
Not too much damage with just three books bought.
Now You See Them by Elly Griffiths
Wakenhyrst by Michelle Paver
A Keeper by Graham Norton
Please drop me a comment if you have read any of these books. I would love to hear your thoughts.
I thought I would share with you all the books I have bought so far in September because I have not updated you all on my purchases recently and the number is growing at an alarming rate. Two of the books were the damaged ones and I have just recently received the replacement copies.
Classical Archaeology Edited by Susan E. Alcock and Robin Osborne
Latin for Dummies by Clifford A. Hull, Steven R. Perkins and Tracy Barr
Handbook for Classical Research by David M. Schaps
Too Much To Know by Ann M. Blair
Collins Latin Dictionary and Grammer
Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis by J. K. Rowling
The Poems of Catullus by Gaius Valerius Catullus
Andromache, Hecuba, Trojan Women by Euripides
On Chapel Sands: My Mother and other Missing Persons by Laura Cumming
The Testaments by Margaret Atwood
As you can see a lot of books so far this month. Most of these are either for my new challenge or my new course starting next month, you can probably guess which ones I have bought for fun reading.
Please drop me a comment if you have read any of these.