Friday, 20 June 2014

Book Haul

Hey Guys

First things first Hayley from Water Painted Dreams and Beth from Beth Tinkerbell have come up with such an amazing idea to do a book swap! I love this idea and I signed up as soon as I read the post, I’m always looking for new books to read and this is a great way to read more books and meet new people. If you're a bookworm like me you should definitely go check it out.

Today I was mooching about town, when I saw that a book shop had 50% off all of their stock, I usually don’t bother going into this book shop as it never really has much in it and I know I can always get books off Amazon really cheap anyway. Since getting a kindle I’ve been missing real books, don’t get me wrong I love my kindle and it’s perfect for when I’m travelling somewhere, but I just love the look and feel of a proper book. I went in the shop to have a nosey around and I found some really great books for hardly any money. It was a bit of a jumble sale in there but I came out with five new books for £2.50!

I remember when this came out at the cinema I really wanted to see it, however it was during my exams. Over the summer I read a book which focused on a survivor of a Japanese war camp which I really appreciated. The book made me want to read more about the Japanese during the Second World War as it was something I never really covered at school. The Railway Man is a true story about Eric Lomax who was forced to work on the infamous Burma – Siam railway during the war. I’m really glad I didn’t see the film now as I always prefer to read the book. I’m so happy I found this book with its original cover, I don’t know why but I really hate the covers that are released with the film adaptations.

This is a book I’ve never heard of but I read the blurb and thought it sounded really interesting. Its set in Louisiana at an orphanage on a lake, the orphanage is home to children with mental and physical disabilities. I’m not really sure what else to say about this book except I’m really intrigued to read it.

“This is the story of a journey into an uncharted land inhabited by murderous tribal warriors and ruled over by a bloodthirsty sultan – and the man who lived to tell the tale.”
This blurb captivated me instantly, the book is part biography and I think that is what made me buy it. In Praise of Savagery sounds so interesting I can’t wait to read it.

Again this book is based on a true story, the story of Zachary Swan who was a mover in the cocaine trade. I read a book like this a few years ago and really enjoyed it, I find insights into a world so different from my own truly fascinating.

This is probably the book I am most looking forward to read, it is described as the classic tale of Shangri-La and is something I’ve been wanting to read for a while now. I’ve always wondered where Shangri-La originated and when I realised it was this book I decided I had to read it.
“With its luxurious amenities, a vast library, and many antique treasures, what is the dark secret at the heart of Shangri-La” - I can’t wait to find out.

I’ll hopefully be writing some review of these soon. If you live near Nottingham definitely check out The Works in town, the sale is on until the end of June I think.

Have you read any of these books?

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