Book Haul

Guess who’s back? Hey everyone! I haven’t been blogging lately because of all my university work. But I have finally finished and handed in my dissertation on Monday. Wooooooohoooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m Free… I’m not actually… I have two more assignments to hand in but I have some free time finally so I can BLOG!

So in the last two months I have collected some books as you can see. My first real books haul.

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The first books I bought about a month ago were three Eminem related books. Two autobiographies and one book by Eminem’s mum lol. The reason I bought these was because number one I am a massive Eminem fan and also I will be going to see him at a festival in the summer. Reading Festival will be happening around August time and as I am a massive fan I should have his autobiographies right…? Okay just me then… And the reason I have his mums book is because you know when you’re on Amazon and there is section where it says “people who bought this also bought this book too” so that’s what happened. I’m a on the whim buyer. I read all the books; the two books by Eminem were really interesting as there are many pictures of his lyric sheets and the reasons behind many of his songs. And I think if you are a fan of his then these two books are essential in your Eminem collection. The book by his mum was shall I say “Meh” I think there are many stories about Eminem and his family that were fascinating and sometimes quite unbelievable. And many that were contradictory from listening to his songs and reading his autobiography in comparison to her version of events. But as they say there are three sides to a story. His side, Her side, and the truth.

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Okay you must know by now I am a huge Harry Potter fan. I have all seven British edition books as I’m from the UK. However, I was always intrigued about the differences between my edition and the US edition, as you can only get so much information from the internet. So I thought why not eh? I’m weird like this. So I bought them also around a month ago, I’ve been reading the first book whenever I can, and it’s been a surprise at how many differences there are. There are pictures on the start to every chapter which I have really enjoyed and I love the different fonts and signatures for every letter. There are some slight word changes here and there and the way the sentences are put together but all in all I’m pretty glad that I bought them all.

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I bought the next books a couple of days ago as treat for myself because of all the stress and work I put in to completing my dissertation. New Moon by Stephanie Meyer is the first one I have been reading because I thought it would be the easiest and quickest to get through because I read Twilight in a day. Boy was I wrong. I only bought it because I’m someone who, if they read a book in a series I need to read the entire series just so I can say I have read it, even if I don’t like it. I did say I was weird! But this has been a draaaagggg I have finished chapter two and its felt so very long for some reason. Nothing really has happened yet. Bella’s birthday. Bella had a paper cut. The end.

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The next thing I bought was the Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins. I haven’t read it yet but I have watched the first film, which I just didn’t understand whatsoever. My friends and I didn’t know anything about the books or the film it was the only film on at that time, so we were like why not? I felt they didn’t explain anything which is why I didn’t get what was happening and why it was happening. Which is why I have the books because the books are usually better than the films right…?

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I bought Dead Simple by Peter James. I know nothing of this book other than it’s a crime thriller and I have never read any crime books and I bought it purely because of what it said on the back.

It was meant to be a harmless stag-night prank…

A few hours later Michael Harrison has disappeared and his friends are dead. With only three days to the wedding, Detective Superintendent Grace – a man haunted by the shadow of his own missing wife – is contacted by Michael’s beautiful fiancée, Ashley Harper. Grace discovers that the one man who ought to know Michael Harrison’s whereabouts is saying nothing. But then he has a lot more to gain than anyone realizes. For one man’s disaster is another man’s fortune… Dead simple…  

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The last book in the haul is The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. This is the book I’m most excited about reading. I stayed away from the hype of this book and the film but it was on the book shelf and it drew me in. I think most people have read this book and I’m pretty late on the bandwagon but I can’t wait to read this!!!      

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