Friday, 30 September 2011

Readathon

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Gosh books are expensive aren't they? Even on 3 for 2 at Waterstones! I don't tend to buy a lot of books for myself really - I usually just borrow them off my parents, the library, or ask for the ones I want for Christmas. But I made the mistake of entering a bookshop, and that was it. 

Before I knew what I was doing I was walking away from the till with a plastic bag and a confused expression!

So what are you reading right now? (apart from this blog obviously!)

22 comments:

Little Lj said...

I love reading but I don't do it enough. I actually desperate to join a book club as then I'd read at least one book a month!

Merlins_wand said...

Books are soo expensive these days, i buy mine second hand from play-trade or ebay.

Tara

xx

Marta said...

You are right they are soo expensive, but still I can't help myself :)

Joy said...

This is why there are used bookstores. Used bookstores and caf├ęs are my typical haunts ;)

Leia said...

They really are so expensive these days! Luckily Kindle books are a lot cheaper. I'm reading Jhumpa Lahiri's Unaccustomed Earth.

dannithegirl said...

I read all the time but it's mostly absolute rubbish! I'm reading to kill a mockingbird at the mo because I force myself to read more classics every now and then and it's very good. xx

daisychain said...

Books really are expensive, thank goodness for local libraries!

Dronach said...

Can I read the Brigstocke after you?

Sherin said...

I love the 3 for 2's at Waterstones. I can never walk out of there empty handed!

Jeys said...

wow... good books!!

Kimberlee said...

I love curling up with a good book :) I just finished reading one, I'm quite proud of myself for reading 4 this summer. On to the next!

Steph said...

I just found a closeout book sale! I got 5 books for around $18 CAD!

Vics said...

I'm stockpiling books for holiday at the moment (I have another scary Waterstones trip lined up today!) a friend just recommended 'How to be a woman', it's supposed to be hilarious. I just finished Sister by Rosamund Lipton - definitely worth a read. Everyone I've passed it on to loves it...

PushPineapple said...

Agreed! Waterstones normally leaves me very dissapointed - amazon all the way! At least then you can view other sellers. Though I've fallen out of way with personal reading as uni life has taken over... Sigh! Xo

Lil said...

I spend such a lot of money on books. I tried kindle on my ipad to try and cut down on costs, but electronic just isn't the same as having a good old fashioned paperback to cart around in your handbag. Looks like you have a wonderful selection! I love Caitlin Moran <3 Hopefully I'll be getting my copy signed this time next week at Cheltenham Lit Festival. X

Alice said...

I try and buy most of my books second-hand on the cheap so to speak, but I know all too well how tempting it can be surrounded by such wonderful books laid out with the enticing 3 for 2 stickers! xxx

Chloe Likes To Talk said...

Looks likes some good books there, I have to admit, that since having a Kindle I actually read more than ever as like you I used to wait and borrow books from people or libraries which was limiting. I still think books are scarily expensive, digital or otherwise, thankfully a lot of my reads are not deep and meaningful meaning I can almost always find things in the reduced bargain section!

Krissy (Shimmer Like Gold) said...

The price of books is frightening sometimes, isn't it? Breaks my heart a little bit. I remember when I was younger and you could buy books for only $10. Now, you're lucky to find one for $20. Shame, really. Aside from buying second hand, I've found bookdepository.com very cheap for books. It's the only place I'll buy new ones now.

But anyway! I'm reading Jonathan Safran Foer's "Everything is Illuminated" right now. I love his stuff, and had been putting this book off for as long as possible so as to savour it. ;) (Is that lame?)

Maria said...

I love reading, I need to finish Blackberry Wine, I started it on holiday and never got round to it!

Maria xxx

Helen said...

I've just finished reading When god was a rabbit by Sarah Winman, it was really good. I loved How to be a woman! It was really good. I hope you enjoy it.

Penny said...

I love reading- I read a lot in the tube or in trains so I invested into a Kindle and it has really saved my life (and pocket) :)
I was totally against it before- but now I love it!
ps. I am now reading some Agatha Christie stories (they were free to download and I really enjoy mystery novels so..)

Market Publique said...

Yes! SO expensive and they take up so much space! They were the death of me when we last moved.
I am reading a lot more on my iPad & phone - it's kind of great because I can choose which book I feel like reading on the fly (or in the subway!) and don't have to carry more things with me. AND cheaper! win win win
I just finished A Vintage Affair - it was a quick fun read! :)