Friday, 27 February 2009

Library Loot


I went to the library on Wednesday and found that they were having a big sale of books. All of them were being sold as 3 books for the price of 2, at prices of 30p and 40p - how could I resist.
I originally went in to see if I could find a book by Alice Hoffman. She wrote Practical Magic, which is one of my favourite films. After speaking to my friend Yvette, I discovered that she had written lots of interesting books,so I went to the library to see if they had any. My luck was in, I managed to get Skylight Confessions out on loan, but I also managed to purchase a novella by Alice Hoffman called Aquamarine. So I was really pleased. I also bought a Celia Rees book, because I just keep away from her books. This one is called City of Shadows and in part 1 of a trilogy. I also bought The Golden Door by Kerrie Jamieson, which is about life in New York during the early 1900's when lots of Irish immigrants travelled over to start a new life.

If you are one of my local reader, I would definitely check out the local libraries,at the moment, as they all seem to have sales on and their are some really good books in them.
I have a weekend of scrapping planned at a local scrap club, which I am really looking forward to, so hopefully I will have some scrap pages to show next week.
I am nearing the end of reading The Evil Seed by Joanne Harris and I have to say I like it much better than Coastliners. It is fabulous, but I will let you know more when I review it.
Going back to an earlier topic, has anyone read any good Alice Hoffman books that they would recommend?

6 comments:

  1. Alice Hoffman is one of my favourites. I haven't read Skylight Confessions though. Aquamarine was fun, though I enjoyed Incantation and The Green Angel more.

    I don't remember what every Alice Hoffman book I've read is about, but I remember the feeling that I get when I read them. I like the magical realism in her books. The relationships are usually strange.

    Property Of, her first novel I found to be a little strange. At Risk was incredibly sad. Blackbird House is a series of short stories about the same house over the years. Here On Earth is meant to be inspired by Wuthering Heights but I still liked it anyway (didn't care for WH), I remember liking Blue Diary, Turtle Moon, and The Ice Queen.

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  2. It's funny you should mention Celia Rees, as I keep meaning to go and request that Bailey's Game book you recommended. I need a new book to read. I'm slogging my way through a history book at the moment, and whilst it's interesting, it's pretty hard going. I will do it this week!

    So looking forward to Scrap Club. xx

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  3. Oooh, Alice Hoffman. I adored her books The Ice Queen and Green Angel. Practical Magic I didn't enjoy quite as much, but it was still a good read. Looking forward to your thoughts on those.

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  4. great library loot, I love, love, love Alice Hoffmans writing. Have you read the Ice Queen?
    Enjoy your scrapping :)
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  5. Wow, good deal! I haven't read anything by Alice Hoffman but I think I really should. Hmmm... the book Practical Magic is in my wish list.

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  6. That's so funny...I've never read any Alice Hoffman either, but I bought two of hers at one of our library book sales last year.

    Have fun scrapping...I'm looking forward to seeing your layouts!

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