Tuesday, 14 April 2009

After a few days busy with Easter celebrations and basically having a fabulous time, I came back to reality today with lots of ironing, washing, severe lack of food in the cupboards and nearly 100 posts to read on my google reader! I read as many as I had time to, but something had to give - unfortunately I had to mark a lot as read - sorry everyone - I do so enjoy reading them.

Over the long weekend I knew I had to do something about this.
My bedroom floor was about to be taken over by books and I just had to buy some book shelves. So now my lovely pile of books are all neatly arranged on my lovely bookshelves which I filled with ease, as you can see from the picture below. We have decided to get two more book shelves, so that the landing is completely full. It will be like my own little library.
It was my birthday over the weekend, which is one of the reasons why I was kept so busy. I had a lovely day, got lots of money and lots of book vouchers. We went out to breakfast with our close friends, who then spent the rest of the day at our house, enjoying the fabulous weather.
I managed to spend one lot of my vouchers and bought the books below.

The Luxe by Anne Godberson - I already had Rumors, which I found out was the second book in the series, so I thought it best to buy the first to start with.
The Cave by Kate Mosse - a nice quick read by the author of those tombs Labyrinth and Sepulchre.
The 13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison won the Whitbread Childrens Book of the Year 2009. Marked, Betrayed and Chosen by P.C. and Kristen Cast. I have heard such rave reviews about these three books and how quickly you all read them, I just had to have them.

I still have lots of vouchers to spend, but I shall save them for a rainy day.
I hope you all had a fab Easter weekend, I have photos to share over the next couple of weeks and quite a few book reviews to catch up with.
Thanks for stopping by.

13 comments:

  1. Great selection of books, I really want to read those three by PC Cast! One of the jobs we've completed over the Easter weekend was to put another bookshelf up in the garage. I'm looking forward to having a tidy place to put my books but I'm dreading moving all those books from around the house :(

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow love the bookcases.
    Happy belated birthday sorry I missed it but hope you had a fab time

    ReplyDelete
  3. Glad you had a fabulous birthday! I have a card for you here... Those bookshelves look fabulous on your landing!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Happy belated birthday! I'm glad to hear you had such a good time. Hooray for new shelves! And of course, for new books :) The 13 Treasures looks particularly great.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Just came across your blog - reading and scrapbooking, 2 of my favourite things. Great bookshelves & great piles of books LOL. Reminds me of the sorting I have to do here. TBR piles in my bedroom & the office & three bookshelves overflowing *sigh*

    ReplyDelete
  6. I hear very good things about that Marked series - my best friend adores it. And you know I love the Luxe - happy belated birthday - love the bookshelves!

    ReplyDelete
  7. A very happy, if somewhat belated, birthday!!! Sounds like the perfect way to spend it! I love your bookshelves...I'll bet you just want to sit and gaze lovingly at them, don't you?

    ReplyDelete
  8. happy belated and nice job on the organization!! i knew you could do it. :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Well Happy Belated Birthday! I'm glad you had a great day. Your book shelves look awesome! I would love more room to get a few more myself. Looks like you picked up some good books too. I can't wait to hear what you think of The Luxe as I haven't read it yet.

    ReplyDelete
  10. great bookshelves! it is like your own private little library. happy reading :O)
    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oh, your three P.C. Cast book covers are cooler than mine! Enjoy your books.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Happy birthday! I hope you had a really lovely day. And I understand what you mean about coming back to your reader and finding 100 posts. I'm finally almost caught up from the weekend, but I know tomorrow there will be a new batch of posts. :) Seems like a never ending thing! I guess we wouldn't be here if we didn't enjoy it, though.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great job with the bookcases and reorganizing! Wonderful collection you have there. :D

    ReplyDelete

Hiya, thanks for stopping by, it is always nice to hear what you have to say, so do leave a comment if you have time.