Yes, yes, the last thing I need is more books. I started a few months ago with a managable TBR-pile, but it’s getting out of control, mainly courtesy of charity shops and Abebooks.co.uk, though I have been buying some new books as well.
I have been to my local charity shop twice in the last couple of weeks and there was also a second hand charity sale in my local village hall last weekend, so my book numbers rapidly increased. Whether that is a good thing is something I have been arguing with myself about…
I will do a separate post on the new books (unusual for me) and the books I got off Abe. I am still waiting for some of those to arrive, so will probably do that post some time next week.
Meanwhile, in the charity shops…
I have been wanting to re-read the Harry Potter books for a while. I have never owned them, I always borrowed them, but thought it was time to get my own set to re-read them at my leisure. When I was at my local village hall sale I spotted two Harry Potter books in English (!!!), so I brought them home with me. They are both the same (adult) editions. Of course I was aware that I would now have to find all the others to go with them, but I decided that was ok (more on that in next week’s post on my Abe haul).
So my village hall sale haul is four books:
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (J K Rowling)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (J K Rowling)
A Tiny Bit Marvellous (Dawn French)
Strictly Between Us (Jane Fallon)
They were €0.50 a piece.
I could have picked up so many more books, but I really (honestly) restrained myself. I did not even look in the Dutch section – there were too many options!
I had a couple of trips to my usual charity shop and had picked up two books one time and a slightly bigger stack another time.
The books I picked up on those two visits are:
Lotusvoeten (Pang-Mei N Chang) in Dutch, Eng. Bound Feet & Western Dress
According To Yes (Dawn French)
Tasting Salt (Stephanie Dowrick)
Maria Fitzherbert: The Secret Wife of George IV (James Munson)
The Undomestic Goddess (Sophie Kinsella)
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage (Haruki Murakami)
The Perfume Collector (Kathleen Tessaro)
Peace Flows from the Sky (Susan Polis Schutz) poetry
Collected Poems by Helen B Cruickshank
Somehow I ended up with two Dawn French books. When I checked Goodreads none of her books have very good reviews. Oh dear. I will read them anyway and make up my own mind.
I am especially looking forward to reading the Murakami book and also The Perfume Collector sounds like a good read. I love the eclectic books you find in a foreign book shop’s small English section!
I picked up two poetry books, which I am very pleased about. They also had a Burns collection that I was tempted by. If no one has picked that one up by next time I go and have a browse, I may take it away. Books in this shop are so so cheap! None are more than €1, most are between €0.30 and €0.80, which makes it sooooo easy to pick up books. Too easy one might say. If you wanted to read Dutch books, especially, which I do pick up sometimes, they have an enormous selection!
Anyway, better get reading now!
Have a marvellous day!