Book Haul – My Latest Discoveries At A Local Used Bookstore

I had the pleasure of finding a most delightful (and odd) little used bookshop today. Literally in the middle of nowhere. I should have taken pictures to prove how friggin’ remote and hidden away this place was.

But, perhaps, for good reason! Bought six books in damn good condition for a little under $8 US dollars.

I’m not even kidding here.

Here’s the list and the photo evidence XD:

  • Interview With A Vampire by Anne Rice
  • Jhereg by Steven Brust
  • The Seventh Gate by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman
  • Mossflower by Brian Jacques
  • Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind
  • The Storyteller’s Start-Up Book by Margaret Read MacDonald

Adding these to last week’s impromptu buys (which I forget to blog about, sorry guys!!):

  • Aesop’s Fables 
  • Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly

and bringing my book haul total to 8, I can safely say that old adage, “So many books, so little time!” is the truest expression for my current predicament.

Of course, as my luck would have it, I get all these lovely books with absolutely NO time to read them. This weekend I’m going to be sooo busy! (Damn you, interfering real life!!! *shake fists at*)

I’ll have to find time during the week.

Maybe.

Or just take off a day at wor–*COUGH* Yeah, no, you didn’t read that at all. 8D Keep it movin’ folks! Nothing to see here. XD

bookporn #45: edinburgh

Edinburgh. Definitely on my list of places to go bookhunting and sight-seeing. I mean, check out these gorgeous images!!

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It’s been a while since my last bookporn installment. But I had the good fortune to visit Edinburgh over the summer–and what an unexpected windfall it was. The city itself is gorgeous, a tangle of medieval streets sprawled over an ex-volcanic landscape—cobblestones, narrow alleyways, tiny tea shops, and deceitful roads which mysteriously turn out to have been bridges all along. AND, bookshops! So many, in so many idiosyncratic spaces. Here is Tills Books: a wall-crush of books and still the gracious consent to natural light–

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Tills has also perfected the art of war against space: the bookshelf stack. Behold, a mighty phalanx of bookshelves wedged between floor and ceiling: a triumphant conquest of dead space, reclaimed for king and country! or maybe for the sanity of the storekeeper.

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But surely there is no more fitting source of bookporn than the so-called “pubic triangle” of Edinburgh. This is…

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Okay, so I know I normally post my beats on Mondays and Saturdays but…

I ended up having a wicked time this weekend and was incredibly lazy and apt to utterly nothing besides stay in bed, read, and drink.

And party. Eventually party, because who doesn’t love to party? XD

My mates and I had a Misfits themed party Saturday night into Sunday morning, sooo (Yes, you guessed it!) I will share one of my favorites with you from that lovely time.

I present to you: Rolex Sweep (Vandalism Remix) by Skepta

or if you want the full HQ version, you can check it out here: