Friday 30 January 2009

Charity shop finds

I have picked up some fantastic books in the charity shops. In fact, I have picked up far too many to show and far too many in general which may be bordering on book obsession. I think it's because I no longer comfort eat, I comfort book buy now instead!

The picture shows some of my best buys this week.

The Pirates Daughter by Margaret Cezair - Thompson. This was one of the Richard and Judy book club books from last year.

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd which I seen on many peoples blogs over the last few weeks. I believe it has been made into a film, which we should get in the UK this spring, starring Dakota Fanning.

Love In The Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez which was made into a film in 2007.

The Tenderness of Wolves by Stef Penney which was a Costa Book Award winner in 2007

Vinegar Hill by A. Manette Ansay, an Oprah book club nominee.

The Rosary Girls by Richard Montana

I also need to thank Alison, a lovely friend from school. She had noticed I had a Young Adult book challenge on my list of challenges and kindly lent me a whole bag of fabulous books. So thank you again Alison.

Just for my Weight Watcher pals, I have lost 10lbs in three weeks and I am really proud of myself. Only four to go to my stone.

It has been a stressful week this week, as I am travelling up and down the motorway a lot due to my nan being ill. I may not be around much this weekend, so don't worry if you I don't blog. I should be back blogging on Sunday with my Sunday Salon.

Have a good weekend folks. Hope you get lots of reading and scrapping done.


  1. The Pirates Daughter is a wonderful book I read it during the summer and couldn't put it down its brilliant. Can't wait to see what you think of it.
    Hope your nan feels better soon. Love Jo xx

  2. I love finding good stuff at charity shops. I really enjoyed The Secret Life of Bees. I've read Vinegar Hill, but can't really remember it. The Gabriel Garcia Marquez is one that I've had for years and still haven't read it!

    Hope your nan feels better soon and congrats on the weightloss!

  3. Congrats on the weight loss and on scoring all those awesome books!

  4. I read The Secret Lives of Bees years ago and loved it. I read Love in the Time of Cholera and wasn't a fan. Lots of people in my book club loved it though.

  5. enjoy your books, I've heard good things about The Secret Life of Bees. I read Love In The Time of Cholera and was a bit grossed I hope your nan feels better.

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