Fortunately, I handed in my first piece of coursework last week, and I've made a good start on my second piece, so I don't have to completely ban myself from reading. I always seem to buy books at this time of the year. I think I buy most of my books in January/February and in July. I seem to have ended up with quite a few new books, so I thought I'd post about them as I keep saying that I'll start writing more book related posts and I never do. I always enjoy seeing people's book collections so I'm hoping that somebody might like to see mine!
The first few were Christmas presents. I included them in my Christmas post, but I thought I'd take a few more photographs and go into a little more detail.
These are books that I have acquired recently. I really ought to spread these posts out a little, because this might be a bit of a long post!
I was cleaning my shelves last weekend and I came across my set of Balefire books by Cate Tiernan and I remembered how much I loved her Sweep series and I thought I'd have to look to see how much it would cost to buy the books. I bought these from the Book Depository for around £4 each. Strangely, it's the same price to buy them as a 3-1 set than it is to buy them individually. I think they were printed under a different name and covers in the UK, but I much prefer these covers (I really dislike covers with people on them). I think that these definitely improve as you go through the series. They are very easy to read but really enjoyable too. I bought the first three (technically the first nine books) to see if I still enjoy them as much as I did. There's another two books that I'll probably buy at some point!
While I was searching for Sweep I also discovered her Immoral Beloved trilogy which I'd put on my book list ages ago and completely forgotten about, so I ordered this for £6 or so with my other books. It has had good reviews so I'm really looking forward to reading it!
If you managed to actually get to the end of this post, well done! I will probably do updates like this in smaller doses from now on instead of one huge post.
Have you bought any interesting books recently?
Disclosure: I bought the Cate Tiernan books myself, the Game of Thrones book I bought with a gift voucher and the others were gifts.