Summer is here and for the moment I'm an unemployed graduate. I'm trying desperately not to get sucked into watching too much American Netflix (I say this as Desperate Housewives is one in the background...). I trawled the charity shops down my road and found a few goodies that should keep my occupied for a while. I do have a kindle which I love and take everywhere with me but I love having a good book collection filled with loved books with my favourite quotes highlighted. It feels special.
The God of Small things by Arundhati Roy | £1.50 | 368 pages
I picked this up in the RSPCA charity shop, it won the Booker Prize in 1990 so I have quite high expectations of this book. For some reason I keep thinking that this is going to be a Life of Pi kind of book but I think I'm going to be proven wrong. I love reading books that are based in India. I might tie this book together with Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha.
Jane Austen's Guide to Romance: The Regency Rules by Lauren Henderon | £1.50 | 320 pages
I'm such a sucker for anything Jane Austen themed you should know this by now. This little book caught my eye again in the RSPCA shop. It seems a little bit of 'fluff' reading but after a brief skim read it might actually be quite funny. Each chapter is dedicated to a 'lesson' for example chapter one 'If you like someone make it clear you do' with references to all the different couples of the Jane Austen world such as Mr Tilney and Catherine from Northanger Abbey. This just ties in nicely with my Jane Austen collection, I'm a bit of a geek like that.
Agatha Raison and the Vicious Vet by M. C. Beaton | £3 | 256 pages
War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy | £1.99 | 1296 pages
This is one I might regret. My mother had her copy of War & Peace on her bookshelf until she was pregnant with my brother, and she only started on this novel because she'd read all the crime books that the library had to offer. Mum did say that once you get over the initial few chapters you actually really get into it. Challenge accepted. If not you'll find me watching the Audrey Hepburn film version.
This is my last post in Wales for two weeks. Tomorrow I finally get to go to Germany for some family time. I'm pretty excited and can't wait to share my German adventures with you!