Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My recent book purchases

As promised..these are the books I purchased on Monday!!!

For Christmas I was given a $100 gift voucher from Angus and Robertson. My purchases were as follows

* THe lovely Bones by Alice Sebold- after so many good comments about this book i thought it was about time I read it :)

* I have a bed made of buttermilk pancakes by Jaclyn Moriarty - I absolutely love this book!! Read it so many times. It has quirky bits, is really easy to read and an interesting fun story.

* Dreaming of Amelia by Jaclyn Moriarty - This is a book aimed at a younger audience than the above. Most of the books Jaclyn Moriarty had written are aimed at the young adult market - the most well known being Feeling Sorry for Celia. And again..has quirky bits to it - accroding to the blurb the story is told through the gothic fiction elective of an HSC english exam (HSC is the set of exams you do in your final year of school in NSW, Australia). Looks like fun :)

* I also bought two Manga comics that I had read when in early high school and enjoyed. I was disappointed thouhg because they had reversed the comics so they read like normal engligh novels instead of the back to front nature of manga comics.

As Angus and Robertson did not have Elegance of the Hedgehog I decided to go find it in Borders which is ten times bigger. They had sold out :( :( :( so instead I bought

* The poisonwood bible by Barbara Kingsolver - I bought this as I had really liked The Lacuna and had heard that this book is pretty good too :)

What does everyone think?


PinkPatentMaryJanes said...

I am soooooooo jealous that you had all that money that you HAD to spend on books. Bliss! I love the look of your choices - sounds like we have similar tastes in reading material!

Clarissa said...

I got all the books apart from THe poisonwood bible for $100 exactly!! ANd I got poisonwood bible discounted to $19 dollars. The voucher was a gift from a very generous grandfather :)

Psych Babbler said...

Nice set! Haven't read any apart from Lovely Bones. Did you know you can order books from Borders Online and they deliver it to you for free from any Borders store in Aus?? It was really bad I found out about it because now I find myself browsing every now and then and buying books!

Booklover Book Reviews said...

Some very nice purchases there - aren't vouchers wonderful gifts!

Kit said...

Awesome purchases! Can't wait to hear about them after reading or re-reading them :)

Clarissa said...

I will defintly put up some short reviews of them but you may have to wait a while - I have a pile of other books to read at the moment :)

DarNonymous said...

Great choices Rissole! These look good, but don't worry about adding me to your lendage list, it'll prob take me a year to find the free time to get through the other 4 you lent me!

Mari-Ann said...

What a great pile of books! I've read The Lovely Bones and The Poisonwood Bible - both are great, but the ending of TLB could've been better imo.