Mornin’ all. This is Hanna, coming to you from the freezing cold cupboard that is her boyfriend’s poor excuse for a bedroom. If you see this post as a horribly misspelt, unfinished mess, it’s because my fingers snapped off halfway through typing and the glue was frozen to the inside of the bottle so I couldn’t stick them back on.
So I’ve actually had a pretty decent week, which is a nice change after the weeks and weeks of new-book-less-ness made necessary by severe lack of funds. I’m quite proud of this week’s haul in comparison!
Alison & Busby Publishers were nice enough to send me a copy of Working Stiff
earlier this week, and I’ve already completely devoured it. I loved it just as much as her other books and you can see my review here
Dolphin Way was sent to me by Mark Caney, the lovely and oh-so-friendly author himself. I haven’t started it yet as I only received it on Friday, but I can’t wait to get stuck in!
I was really looking forward to reading Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, but I stumbled across the film trailer the other day and now I’m not so sure. I know I shouldn’t judge a book by it’s movie (it’s movie trailer, just to make it worse) but even so. Ah well, I’ll give it a go sometime soon.
Look, people! I bought books! Well, strictly speaking my Dad bought me books, but I was the one that went all hyper in a book shop in Skipton. Speaking of, for those of you who live in West Yorkshire (which is, uh… one of you, I think) I really recommended going to the Yorkshire Book Clearance Outlet. It’s amazing. They have newly released books, older books and classics, all for £2! I may have got slightly over-excited. Anyway, I came home with:
I was so pleased with these books! The Prestige and Unwind had been on my wishlist for a long-time so I was amazed when I got them for £2 each. The Boy has been nagging me to read The Prestige for a while because he wants to rewatch the film and I refuse to watch it until I’ve read the book.
I do slightly resent this edition of Pride and Prejudice, because they also released a similar-looking edition of Wuthering Heights with a huge circle that says ‘Bella and Edward’s favourite book!’ It makes no sense for that to irritate me, considering I like Twilight and loathe Wuthering Heights, but it does. I know they’re just trying to get young people interested in classics, but they’re not even vaguely similar! Grr. Anyway, I collect different editions of Pride and Prejudice so I bought it despite the associated grievances.