Hi all! A few days ago, I read a post on a book blog where they have a book tag on Sunday’s that lists all the books they’ve bought or borrowed this week. I thought it looked like a fun idea, but being the moron I am forgot what the tag was called – so if anyone knows, please hit me up in the comments so I can tag this appropriately!
The purpose of this tag is to summarise what books you have bought or borrowed (from friend, foe or Library) within the last week, and hence which books are on your TBR pile (I assume). I’ve made a habit of taking two books out of the library each week, when I return the other two that I have borrowed, and I borrowed two from work, and I bought two from a charity shop when I went to Stratford-Upon-Avon to see Twelfth Night.
Four Books I borrowed and Two books I bought
I love fantasy and dragons and somehow, despite it being my intention to read the Eragon series through my formative years, it just never happened. I remember reading and adoring a single volume book about a moon dragon, a brownie and a boy searching for the rest of the moon dragon’s species in the mountains, but I can’t remember what it was called. Anyway, is saw Eragon at the Library, and picked it up to see if my teenage self was missing out on more fantasy dragon craziness.
I recently read We Were Liars by the same author and it was a very good, very powerful book that I fully recommend – but take tissues. I’ve been looking at other e.lockhart books on amazon, but I’ve been reluctant to buy them because I have barely any shelf space left, and I’m trying to be shelf savvy. Borrowing from the library is the best of both worlds when my kindle is taking a break. Genuine Fraud is about two girls, an intense friendship and refusing to be who they once were.
The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly
Borrowed – Work Bookshelf
I found this on the work shelves. A few years ago I read The Dog Who Dared to Dream by the same author, translated from Korean to English for bestselling author Sun-Mi Hwang and from the point of view of Scraggly the dog. I have been waiting for the opportunity to read their other book about a hen named Sprout and yearning for freedoms glimpsed through the doors of the barn. It’s a short book, only 134 pages, so it won’t take long to read.
To The Lighthouse
Borrowed – Work
Virginia Woolf is permanently on my reading list, I am ashamed to say that I can’t recall reading nary a book penned by the author. So, this is going to change. I have Orlando on Kindle, and now I have borrowed To the Lighthouse from the work shelf. I will work my way up to Mrs Dalloway.
Star Wars – Heir to the Empire (and Dark Force Rising)
Bought – Charity Shop – 50p/each
I’m counting these two as one book, as they are Volumes 1 and 2 in the series. I love Star Wars but I’ve never deleved into the Extended Universe (EU) that was scrapped in favour of the new trilogy. I found these two in a sale pile – they’re supremely battered and well-loved but I am very excited to read “what happened after the Empire Strikes Back“, set five years after the destruction of the Death Star, where fractures are starting to show in the Rebel Alliance and Luke hearing voices from the Dark Side. (I’m excited. I love sci-fi)
So, there we have it! You have been forewarned as to what to expect over the next few weeks. Check out my Instagram for bookish photos as I finish books (but before I post reviews) and other random things. For example, I am currently knitting an aardvark, so I expect that will feature in quite a few pictures shortly!