Hello all! 🙂 The Book Buying Ban is… kind of still in effect. None of the Kindle Daily Deals took my fancy in October. Nevertheless, I managed to acquire 4 books this month and I technically only bought one of them… *more details below*
1. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler: I entered a prize draw at work and won this book! I’m not the luckiest of people when it comes to winning things, so I was pretty chuffed. XD I don’t know much about this book, but I do know that it was nominated for the Man Booker Prize last year so it should be an interesting read.
2. The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness: You know when you play a video game or watch a TV show and you know everything that happens to the main character(s) and maybe their friends and their family? Well, what about all the other people in that universe? This book is all about the people in the background; a brilliant concept in my opinion. Also, this is a signed copy! Despite having read one other book by this author (A Monster Calls) I am very excited to read this one. It was purchased with a Topping and Co. voucher that my good friend Gilly got me as a leaving present when I moved back to Scotland. (THANK YOU GILLY!) Obviously, I ranted about my brief 15 minute trip to Topping and Co. in July a bit too much! I hope to read this book before Christmas though my TBR pile is huge at the moment…
3. Mister Monday by Garth Nix: There was a little money left over on the voucher after getting TRoUJLH so I decided to put the £2.01 towards the first book in “The Keys to the Kingdom” series. So, I technically didn’t buy it… This book introduces 12 year-old asthmatic Arthur Penhaligon (that name sounds familiar… nudge nudge wink wink…) who inherits a strange clock-hand. After that, things start to get weird (they always do, don’t they?) I really hope I like this book as I have tried reading Sabriel twice and couldn’t quite get into it. That said, these books seem targeted to a younger age group so they will probably have a completely different dynamic. It seems like it could be a fun series, so if I like this one, I’ll be sure to pick up the rest.
4. Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons: This comic novel parodies the literary accounts of the idealised countryside. This was a spur of the moment purchase; made when I took my friend Pippa to Topping and Co. (seriously, it’s pretty much my second home…) I’d had a rubbish week and was feeling sorry for myself, so on Fran’s advice, I picked this to cheer myself up. I hope to read it this month and it’d be nice to read something a bit different to what I’m used to.
So that’s my October Book Haul. As you can see, the Book Buying Ban has been somewhat effective in stopping me from buying incredible amounts of books but on the other hand, I am not reading any more than I would without it. Still, I think I will keep it in effect until Dec 1 as it’s been useful having the ability to afford food. 😀
SSJ Time Lord