Sixteen books have come my way this week and that is so bad!
With the help of my best buddy's mum Joan I know now where The Paperback Exchange in Bognor Regis is This is a lovely old shop where you can exchange books. This shop is definitely a book lovers paradise as I don't think I have ever seen such a huge amount of old books in one place.
I picked up three really old books in there.
1) The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley - I have a fascination with Charles Kingsley after visiting Clovelly in Devon, where he used to live. We are going back to Devon this year, to a place called Westward Ho! which was named after one of his books. I am on the look out for that book now too.
2) White Fang by Jack London - always wanted to read this.
3) Tarka the Otter by Henry Williamson, another book connected to Devon, where you can actually go on the Tarka Trail.
I also got the following books on my travels this week.
1) The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne. Bargain - only 50p.
2) Pop Co by Scarlett Thomas. I already had The End of Mr Y, so I thought I would get this one too.
3) The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga - won best book of the year at the Galaxy Book Awards
4) The Pere - Lachaise Mystery by Claude Izner
5) March by Geraldine Brooks which follows the story of Mr March from Little Women on his wartime experiences.
6) Dragon Reader by Cornelia Funke - loved Inkheart and found this beautiful hardback book to read.
7) The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood. Got for the 1% Well Read Challenge
8)Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian
9) Visits from the Afterlife by Sylvia Browne - non fiction.
10) The Olive Readers by Christine Aziz - winner of Richard and Judy - how to get published competition.
11) The Dante Club by Matthew Pearl
12) The Swallow of Kabul by Yasmin Khadra
13) Tennis Shoes by Noel Streatfield. I love Ballets Shoes but I have never read any of the other Noel Streatfield books, so I am hoping to collect them all.
That is a serious book haul this week and I know I should feel bad, but the most I paid for a book is a £1, so I won't feel bad.