All posts tagged: book haul

June Book Haul #1 and the unacceptable practices of booksellers.

So I don’t know how this happened. Where did all these books come from? Is it time for another book buying ban? What can I say, Dymocks was having a sale and I was really close to getting my Booklovers Gold card. So I bought three of the little black penguin books, three popular penguins (which are three for $20 at Dymocks at the moment), one Agatha Christie novel and the hardcover of The Miniaturist. I ordered the Barnes and Noble leatherbound edition of Peter Rabbit ages ago and I was starting to wonder if it was going to come. I have the new edition of The Jungle Book in the Puffin Children’s Classics set. I also received Thief’s Magic by Trudi Canavan from Hachette Australia (I am part of the upcoming blog tour, which includes a giveaway – so stay tuned) and I’m really excited to get into this one. And finally, and disappointingly I received┬áthe beautiful┬áSummer and Bird, which unfortunately has quite a large amount of sticker damage. That brings me to a …

May Book Haul

May Book Haul! So I bought…a few…. books during May. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (White’s Pocket Edition). I received this instead of the White’s Fine Edition which I have ordered a billion fricken times and always received a different edition. It’s getting quite frustrating I can tell you that. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (Road’s Publishing). Another one to add to my Frankenstein collection. This edition is so so so beautiful! I need to buy more of these! Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (Penguin Clothbound Edition). I have wanted this for so long but just never picked it up. Now I have it and I’m pretty darn happy about that. Silvermay by James Moloney. This book has the most beautiful cover. It’s a tragedy that it doesn’t come in hardcover! You can check out my review of this Here. The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness. So I already own this in paperback, and I haven’t read it, but I saw the hardcover for like $3 and decided to buy it. What can …

April book haul

So I picked up some extra work in the last few weeks, so I went a little crazy. What can I say? But they’re nice aren’t they? Most of these are additions to series that I have been collecting. The beautiful editions of Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens and Sherlock Holmes are from the White’s Fine Edition collection. Unfortunately I don’t think I will ever own this whole collection as about two of these are now nearly impossible to find for a reasonable price. I did order Treasure Island in this edition, but they couldn’t get it so they just sent me a random edition – I was not happy. I have also added this beautiful copy of Jane Eyre to my Barnes and Noble Leatherbound Classics Collection. These books are just beautiful and excellent quality, especially for the price. This lovely Penguin Clothbound edition of Metamorphoses by Ovid made it to my very limited set of these books. And as you can see, my set of Penguin English Library Editions is growing rapidly. I …