New Book Acquisitions – June 2017

In mid-June it looked like I wasn’t going to buy any books in the month. I wasn’t feeling ‘it’. No books were jumping out at me, making me feel that it was essential that I have them and read them. No books were making me feel anxious that they may soon be out of print…

Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Book Series I Will Be Reading

Reading book series’ is something I am still relatively new to but I have been thoroughly enjoying. Especially by reading the novels back-to-back (you can see some of the series I have read and reviewed here). It helps that there are no shortage of literary series in addition to the more popular science-fiction, fantasy, crime,…

New Book Acquisitions – May 2017

I can’t believe it is June already! My classic purchase for the month of May was The Good Soldier Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek. I feel like I’ve become obsessed with this book in recent months. I’d been aware of it for some time but lately I keep running into it. First, I found a second-hand…

New Book Acquisitions – April 2017

Look at that! Only four new books! Maybe all my effort to cut back is bearing fruit. Or, more likely, the fact I had a 3.5 hour exam to cram for meant there were no weekend excursions, no local markets, for me to browse and inevitably add more than I intended. First up is The…

My Book Buying Habits

I’m taking a break from Top Ten Tuesdays to attend to another bookish meme doing the rounds. This is a questionnaire of Book Buying Habits I came across via Karen at Booker Talk. 1. Where Do You Buy Your Books? My book sources have changed a lot over the years as I have moved around…

Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Purple Book Covers

My previous two Top Ten Tuesday posts have been lengthy and thoroughly thought-out. The topic for this week, from The Broke and the Bookish, is about book covers. Anything about book covers. And, initially, I was set to write another lengthy, thoroughly thought-out post about my favourite book covers. But I very quickly thought ‘nuts…

Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Reasons to Turn Down a Book

Last week’s Top Ten Tuesday was about things that would instantly make me want to read a book. This week the list from The Broke and the Bookish is its complement; Ten Things that Would Instantly Make Me Not Want to Read a Book. My answers are not all opposites of last week’s, but I…