Monday 24 May 2010

Monday Mail - I know I lied!

I know I said that I wouldn't be buying anymore books for awhile, but I lied! I hadn't planned to buy anymore, so my intentions were good. My hubby won £20 on the lottery and gave it to me to spend on books. Who am I to say no!
Here are the four lovely books I bought.

1) The Book of Fires by Jane Borodale shortlisted for the 2010 Orange Award for New Writers.

2) The Crowfield Curse by Pat Walsh. I have heard that this one is similar to The Spook's Apprentice books and I really enjoyed them last year.

3) Wintercraft by Jenna Burtenshaw- a YA fantasy book that is doing the rounds.

4) Angelology by Danielle Trussoni - another new angel book that found it's way into my collection.
We Hear The Dead by Dianne K. Salerni has been sent to me directly from the author. Yay! I happened to see her book mentioned on Facebook and told her it looked fabulous and she sent me a copy to review. Thank you very much Dianne and I can't wait to start reading it.

I bought this book on my recent travels to Essex. Anyone who has contact with me on Facebook will know that I am about to embark on my first camping trip as an adult. So this book seemed rather fitting to me. It will either inspire me or put me off camping for ever.

I found these three books in the charity shop. After becoming a regular reader of Verity's Virago Venture blog I became fascinated by these green covered books. I am now searching them out to add to my collection.
I have been after Elspeth Huxley's memoirs for ages, so I was really pleased to find The Flame Trees of Thika in the charity shop.
So there you are. More books that have been added to my collection this week. What did you get?


  1. Hey, buying books is not cheating. It is feeding the brain. Go for it.


    BTW, you picked good ones.

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  2. Wow, they sound lovely! Thanks for sharing Vivienne and happy reading!

  3. What a wonderful hubby you have! If he TOLD you to buy books, then you had no choice - so I don't think you cheated at all :)

  4. What a sweet hubby, giving his winnings to you to buy books! Lucky, lucky girl!

  5. Molly is right, you HAD to get some books! And who could resist such tempting titles?! Enjoy--guilt-free!

  6. It would have been so ungracious of you to turn down your husbands kind offer, I know I wouldn't have.

  7. Vivienne, have you been buying books again ;)
    And awwwwww what a great hubby!

  8. Well, you just did what you had to do :)

    Enjoy your books. They all look wonderful and can't wait to hear about them. Keep us posted!

  9. You certainly couldn't turn down a chance to buy books. Enjoy!

  10. LOL....yes, we've heard that all before. Enjoy!!! I want Angelology!

  11. I agree with everyone else - you have a great husband!

    I'm planning to read The Book of Fires soon - let's hope we both love it!

  12. wow, congrats on the lottery win and your new books :) thats one nice hubby!
    We Hear The Dead looks really interesting, what a pretty cover.

  13. It's OK, Viv! I broke my book buying ban ALL the time. But this time I'm serious. I think.

    You've got Angelology! Very interesting mailbox. I envy you. :D

  14. How I envy you those Viragos! Invitation to a Waltz sounds so good.


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