Hello all. I know this post is super late. Unfortunately, I’ve had a bit of a difficult December and the mother of all reading slumps. But I have finally got around to bringing you my November Haul.
It’s safe to say that the Book Buying Ban is well and truly over. I said I’d keep it up until December 1, and I got fairly close to that, so I’m proud of myself. I acquired a grand total of 6 books in November.
1. (K) Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut: I’ve been meaning to read some Kurt Vonnegut for a while and so I initially picked up a copy in my favourite bookstore. Then the very next day, I noticed it was on the Kindle Daily Deals for £0.99 so I took back my physical copy and exchanged it for Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.
2. Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke: Another book I’ve been meaning to pick up for a while. As said above, I exchanged my copy of Slaughterhouse Five for this. The bookseller said she really enjoyed it and particularly liked the use of footnotes. I know for others, that might put them off, but I’m excited to see what I think of it.
3. Grammar: The Structure of Language by Rachel Grenon: A bit of a weird one, but my friend Kerry came to St Andrews for a visit and I took her to Topping and Company and it caught her eye so I bought us a copy each. Kerry wanted it because she’s currently undertaking a PGCE in Secondary English. I wanted it because I’m a geek.
4. French for Beginners by Angela Wilkes: Another weird one, but I’m learning French at the moment and thought this would be great for revision purposes.
5. Life of Pi by Yann Martel: I found this in a charity shop in great condition and so, of course, I had to buy it. I have to be honest, I probably won’t get around to reading this one anytime soon as I have no real inclination to read it, but I think it goes on that list of books I feel I ought to read eventually.
6. Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie: Yes, I realise that this is the third book in the Imperial Radch trilogy but I found a brand new copy in a charity shop for £2.00; how could I say no? I’m hoping I’ll be lucky enough to find the first two in charity shops as well, though it’s doubtful…
Thanks for reading!
SSJ Time Lord