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3rd July, 2008
Oh dear, I seem to have done it again
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Filed under: Shopping

This morning, when I was on the Amazon.co.uk site to send a gift certificate to Banquo, I sort of strayed onto the other sections of the site. Y’know, where they sell actual books. And, um… now it appears that, oh, nine or so of them are heading this way.

Then my family came to visit (and to bring my cats. It’s a long story) and we went shopping for a bit. Of course, since they had never been to the used book store here, I had to take them. And, um… suddenly I seem to have added another four books to my collection. I don’t understand how these things just happen! ;D

Coasters and mugs The thing about that book store is that, in addition* to selling new and used books, they also sell movie icon related stuff, most of which is pretty nifty. In other words: not only did I add to my book collection, but I also ended up with six new coasters and a tray, all with old style Hollywood stars on them. (And earlier in the day, I’d found two mugs with Tony the Tiger as he used to be.)

The books I ordered from Amazon.co.uk are:

  • Emily of New Moon by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Emily Climbs by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Emily’s Quest by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • The Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Generation X by Douglas Coupland
  • Torchwood: Another Life by Peter Anghelides
  • Torchwood: Slow Decay by Andy Lane
  • Torchwood: Border Princes by Dan Abnett
  • Torchwood: The Twilight Streets by Gary Russell

The first five are all for a Canadian reading challenge I’m about to join, the last four is because of that Who kick I’ve been on/am on.

Impulse buys, sort of The four books I got at the book store were:

  • A History of the Breast by Marilyn Yalom
  • The Underdog by Markus Zusak
  • Tro, hopp och burnout by Johan Unenge
  • VadÃ¥ feminist? by Lisa GÃ¥lmark

I’ve been eyeing the first of these four since September, but never got it because it was a tad on the expensive side the first time, the second time because I couldn’t find it, the third time because it was too expensive. Then today I decided I would get it, and now it was half-price! Brilliant that, I thought.

I can use that book, and the other three, for the A-Z reading challenge, which is the biggest reason I got most of them (another reason I got the Zusak one is because I’ve been curious about Zusak for a good while now). They’re all for pretty tricky letters of the alphabet, which makes it all the better. The one, slightly not cool, thing is that the two first are in translation, rather than original. But I hope they’re okay anyway.

*I totally spelled addition** as addiction at first. Freudian slip?
**And there I did it again. Double slip?

1 comment
  1. antipodeanowl wrote:

    OMG! so totally jealous of your tony the tiger coffee mugs! They are awesome :D

    I’ve just finished reading generation X, so i can’t wait to hear what you think of it.

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