I am having one of those mornings, where I can feel a headache brewing. My eyes are aching and I feel tired and inside I know their is a headache just waiting to jump out and catch me unawares! I thought I had better blog early, otherwise it will finish me off for the rest the day. I have to say that a headache affects me more than anything else. It makes me so grumpy, because it stops me reading or writing. So I have my paracetomol at hand ready for the onslaught.
Last Friday, I was definitely busy book buying. First I hit the library to pick up a book I had ordered.Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell. I have been on quite a few American bloggers sites and this book came up a few times, so I thought I would try it. It is a children's book and as I believe it was a very popular book in the 70's. I think it will be quite a quick read, so I am hoping to complete it in one night!
Whilst in the library, I couldn't resist looking at their sale section. They were selling 3 for 2 books, which were all priced at 30p, so a bit of a bargain.
The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch.
Size 14 is not Fat either by Meg Cabot
The Dark Lord of Derkholm by Diana Wynne Jones.
I have never read any of the Meg Cabot books, but I keep reading how fab she is, so I thought I would give it a go. These should help me along with my YA challenge.
After the library, I hit the charity shop in East Preston, as I had been told, they had a whole wall full of books. I was like a kid in a candy store, until I realised that East Preston's main residents were elderly and big Catherine Cookson and Barbara Cartland fans. Not my cup of tea at all. However, I did find some gems.
I got The End of Mr Y by Scarlett Thomas.
Two Moons by Jennifer Johnston.
Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan
The Ghost by Robert Harris.
The other four pictured in the picture were from another Dizzy store. I have to reccommend the Dizzy stores as they are like little boutiques. They don't smell like charity shops and everything is cleaned and pressed. The books are always in excellent condition and your raising money for diabetes locally, as all the money goes to Worthing and St Richards hospitals. So you feel like you are doing your bit for the local community.
I have also been lent a lovely book from my friend Jo over at Crafting and Allotmentering blog spot. Do check out her blog. She has lent me Dear Fatty by Dawn French, which will help me with my In Her Shoes Challenge, so thanks Jo.
Well that is my book haul for the week. Hubby really needs to invest some of his hard earned cash into a shelving unit for me, as he is worried that he might suffocate under a pile of books one night when they topple down. Most men probably wouldn't put up with my book and scrapbooking obsessions. I guess I am a very lucky lady.
Well off to see if I can put my writing head on, before my headache really kicks in. Thanks for stopping by.