Friday, 4 January 2013

Book Worm

I’m setting myself a small resolution in the form of reading more often, at the charity shop I volunteer at I noticed a box full to the brim of paperbacks that had not yet been sorted. My eyes were fixated, I always enjoy sorting through the books that have been donated as it’s interesting to see what people have been reading (Fifty Shades of Grey has already proven a popular donation). I instantly spied The Hand That First Held Mine, a book I have been wanting to read for so long now. I then discovered Eat Pray Love, a book my best friend has highly recommended to me.

All books cost just 50p or there's the choice of purchasing three for £1.00 (multi-buys can also be found in charity shops). Right at the bottom of the box I found a modern classic in The Time Traveler's Wife, I borrowed a copy a few years ago, but only got a third of the way through and never went back to it, I think this one certainly deserves a second chance.

The bottom two books - Eat Shoots & Leaves (£2.75) and The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner (50p) were also bought second-hand, and have been on my to read list for a while.

This pile should keep me occupied especially on these cold winter nights throughout January.

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8 comments

  1. I gave up on 'Eat Pray Love' in the end! I loved the first part in Italy, but lost interest when it got to the pray part!

    And I have always wanted to read the Time Travellers Wife! I read her second book 'Her Fearful Symmetry' after finding out it was based in London's Highgate Cemetery. I totally loved it and kept meaning to blog about it at the time!

    Let me know if any of the books turn out to be good! x

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  2. I really really don't fancy Eat Pray Love, but I've read all the others. I love Maggie O'Farrell, but I preferred her earlier ones.
    x
    New Year's Resolutions of the Stars!

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  3. I love buying books from charity shops! I read The Time Traveller's Wife a few years ago and really enjoyed it. I read quite a lot, and go to a book group, but this year I want to try and do more book reviews on my blog. xx

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  4. Agree with Lakota, the Maggie O'Farell one is good but a couple of her others are slightly stronger... I love Time Travellers Wife, got it in my pile for rereading! :)

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  5. Snap on the resolutions front! I loved the Time Traveller's Wife - it's a fantastic book, hope you enjoy it!

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  6. I am also trying to read more this year! I am going to snuggle up early with a book tonight xx

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  7. I have a stack of books that I need to read, I need to do less TV watching before bed and more reading! :)
    LaceyLoves x

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  8. Reading more is on my to-do list this year too! Will definitely make an effort to check out the book section in charity shops!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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