Tag Archive: book haul

Oops! I did it again

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A couple of weekends ago I headed off for a much looked forward to reunion with some old friends from my Brighton book group. I’m still a member, reading the monthly book choices… Continue reading

Knausgaard vs Battenberg: it’s too close to call.

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It was my birthday last week, and as well as having a fabulous time and being spoiled rotten, some of my presents were books – woohoo! The best thing about being bought books… Continue reading

Could this be the Toughest Challenge of them all?

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Happy New Year to you all! I do hope Santa made all your booky dreams come true – if all the wonderful new Christmas book posts I’ve been snooping at are anything to… Continue reading

New Books and Ice Cream!

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I trip into Narberth a few weeks ago left me with a bumper crop of acquisitions to add to my swelling bookshelves. The Paul Sartori charity shop was having a book clear out,… Continue reading

Secondhand Persephones are like literary gold!

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There are everyday book hauls, the ones in which you pick up a clutch of interesting titles to add to the steady accumulation of your own living incarceration in a paper carapace, and… Continue reading

Secondhand Solace

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I don’t know about you, but I’m finding it impossible to concentrate for any length of time during these bleak times. I don’t think I’ve ever watched so much rolling news, listened to… Continue reading

‘Hold on a minute, Mummy just wants a teeny weeny peek in the Oxfam bookshop!’

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Finding ourselves in Haverfordwest with twenty minutes to spare between our trip to the library and my daughter’s football practice, I persuaded her that a quick look in the Oxfam bookshop would be… Continue reading

This month’s catch

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I’ve been remarkably restrained this month, having hardly stepped foot in a single secondhand book emporium. However, my book group book needed to be ordered and I had such a yearning for some… Continue reading

How I lost an Arm and a Leg: The Expensive Business of Buying Books in Thirsk

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On a recent family get together in North Yorkshire, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to have a nose around Thirsk to see what books I could snaffle up.   Before heading to the… Continue reading

No Brainers and Calculated Risks: My Latest Book Acquisitions

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Finding myself in Haverfordwest last week with half an hour to kill, I headed off to my home from home, the Oxfam bookshop. I was thrilled to pick up four Barbara Pym novels.… Continue reading