Further Acquisitions

Yes I have more books to show you that I have bought, though to justify this I did have an Amazon Voucher and this lovely pile of books only cost me £9! I think this is going to be the last of the book buying for a while at least until April. I am not sure I can hold out, as the wish list is ever growing but I will try.

Agatha Christie – Murder on the Orient Express. Much discussion and searching of rooms at Christmas when it was found my mum did not own this book, despite the number of Agatha Christie books she does own! As the David Suchet version was also shown on Christmas Day, we both wanted to see how it compared to the book.

Ali McNamara – From Notting Hill with Love…Actually. I had seen this book reviewed on other book blogs and to be honest, I just wanted some pure escapism and a feel good factor as I need it at the moment.

Alan Bradley – The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag. The next Flavia De Luce mystery. I loved the first and was surprised that I enjoyed it so much. So fingers crossed for the second.

Kate Morton – The Distant Hours. Have read the first two of Morton’s books so wanted to see what the third was like, and I had seen good reviews around the web. A bit of a shock thought, I did not realise it was so big and heavy! Perhaps I should have waited for the paperback.

Rebecca Hunt – Mr Chartwell. I found out about this book through the Radio 2 Book Club, and since the inception of this, this is the only book that has appealed to me. Especially when I got the chance to read the first few pages through the website. That is my normal tester for books. It appeals to me probably because of the history element involving Winston Churchill and his ‘Black Dog’ something which I can relate to.

This book was not bought but borrowed off my mum’s shelves. I have recently read and reviewed Nicola Upson – Two for Sorrow which features the real life author Josephine Tey (although that is not her real name). I thought in terms of my reading education I should perhaps actually read one of Josephine Tey’s novels. I have picked up The Franchise Affair because it is the best known. So another book is added to my TBR list. I just love the Penguin cover as well.

These books were not delivered to me, I was left a ‘you were out’ card despite being in and my dad kindly picked them up for me from the sorting office last Tuesday. I did not pick them up until Sunday. It was a lovely treat after the first week (well 4 days) back at work for 2011!