Sunday, 13 December 2015

Bought, Borrowed & Bagged (80)

Bought, Borrowed and Bagged hosted by Talk Supe is a weekly meme where you can share your book haul, ongoing events and news about what is coming up on your blog for the week ahead.
Please Note: All images link back to their GR pages.

New Books
Since last time I did a haul post I have accidentally aquired a lot of new books and Christmas is so close so goodness knows how I'm ever going to read everything I own. As you will notice with the first lot of books, there is a little theme happening here. Not only did I splurge on George Orwell books but I did so because of the designer of the covers - David Pearson - he did a guest lecture at my university and ideally I wanted to purchase a complete set of the great idea volumes but they're expensive so I settled on this mismatched set he did instead.
Nineteen Eighty-Four Why I Write Books v. Cigarettes
Politics and the English Language
Decline of the English Murder Some Thoughts on the Common Toad 
For my current university project we kind of got to do what we wanted as long as its on the city, I took ages making my decision because I don't actually know much about Sheffield. For me its just the city I'm in whilst I'm studying y'know? Anyway its ended up very book related - more on that later - so I've been visiting a bunch of second hand book shops and a few books have made their way home with me.

Startled by his furry shorts and Blameless helped to start completing series that I need to finish at some point. Ben Elton was recently recomended to me by my boyfriend so I had to grab this, Cat's Eye is full of annotation that I just fell in love with, and of course I couldn't turn down a King book.
Startled by His Furry Shorts! (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson, #7) High Society Cat's Eye Gerald's Game Blameless (Parasol Protectorate, #3)
Afterworlds and Soundless were both picked up on my exploration of smaller book shops in Sheffield, though not second hand, and I'm back home now to find Tempting the Best Man there for me... and I don't really know where it came from? I didn't buy it and it says the invoice is for the publishers so perhaps its a review copy? But I honestly dont know.
Afterworlds Soundless Tempting the Best Man (Gamble Brothers)
Recently on Northern Plunder
Upcoming on Northern Plunder
I don't know, kind of a hiatus thanks to university
Lauren's Progress
Read in 2015: 48 / 50
Untouchable by S.A. Starcevic
Diablo II: Book of Cain
Puffin by Design by Phil Baines
Fragile Eternity by Melissa Marr

Currently Reading:
Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr
News from Lauren
As I mention my university work is basically going to be an ilustrated compendium of smaller or second hand book shops in Sheffield, once its complete I'll be sure that some form of it will be shared here!

I'm back home for Christmas, in less than a week I'll be travelling again to spend Christmas with my boyfriend and his family which will be great.
I hope everyone has had a great time and I'm sorry I can't be around as much with my university work but I'm hoping to keep posting when I am able :)  
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1 comment:

  1. That's alright, university first!

    That English language book about PC? I'm all for being respectful but being PC all the time is so maddening sometimes!


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