At Smiths, I purchased the only John Green book I've never read before, Let it Snow. Two authors collaborated with him to create three sides to a single story from what I understand, and everybody so far has said it's brilliant. This I'm saving for the final days up until Christmas just to help add to the experience. I'm not going to read it in the middle of summer, what do I look like? Sticking with YA themes, I stumbled upon two books from Holly Bourne, a writer I've been meaning to read about for a while. Her books, Soulmates and The Manifesto on How to Be Interesting caught my eyes when I read her author bio in Writing Magazine and her stories sounded perfect. Not to mention their beautiful covers and Manifesto has red page edges! It looks awesome! I even sneaked a glance at the first few pages and found myself reading more than I should have before I snapped it shut, shelved it and focused on my current reading. When it's time, I'll absorb it. As book hauls go, it wasn't the biggest and it's not even the end of the month, but I'm not buying any more books this month. Christmas and birthday do away with the purchasing since I always get books, and besides, it's not like I haven't got enough to read.
Wandering around bookshops is a little thing I love, like all readers, but since I often have a pile of to-be-reads and constant books to reread, I don't get to purchase as many new books as I'd like. That's why Christmas and birthday in the same month come in to play, and yes, I'll most likely receive loads of books, and wrap up loads for my friends and family too. When that time comes around, I'll be sure to post up what books I got and whatnot. Until then.
Songs of the Week:
- 'Enchanted' by Taylor Swift
- 'Speak Now' by Taylor Swift
- 'Mine' by Taylor Swift
- 'Haunted' by Taylor Swift
- 'Long Live' by Taylor Swift
- 'Sparks Fly' by Taylor Swift
- 'The One Thing Needful' by Anaal Nathrakh
- 'Unleash' by Anaal Nathrakh
- 'The Joystream' by Anaal Nathrakh
- 'Idol' by Anaal Nathrakh
- 'A Firm Foundation of Unyielding Despair' by Anaal Nathrakh
- 'Sub Specie Aeterni (Of Maggots and Humanity)' by Anaal Nathrakh