At the moment the majority of my reading time has been taken up by university reading and research, but I have purchased several books. I always enjoy peeking into bookshelves that belong to other people so I am hoping some of you may feel the same way.
Firstly, I ended up with two beautiful hardback editions of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I have my little sister to thank for these. She works in a second hand bookshop and bought them for me when they came in as she thought I would like them. They only cost £1.50 each! The only problem is that I now want to complete the set, but hardback editions usually cost over the £10 mark.
I also purchased several books by Brandon Sanderson. I read The Way of Kings last year and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I purchased the next two books of the Stormlight Archive: Words of Radiance Part I and II. I also purchased The Final Empire as it was on offer in WHSmiths, and the blurb was intriguing. I am really looking forward to reading these when I have completed my coursework! Sadly The Final Empire is a little bent and the edges are frayed, but it was the only copy they had left.
Finally, I purchased five of the 80p for 80 books Penguin Classic editions. My local Waterstones had these when I visited a few weeks ago, and I admittedly had to restrain myself. They are excellent, and perfect for those of you who want to read more canonical literature without the paying an excessive amount, or for people who want to expand their collection. They are also the perfect size for travelling. I purchased Ovid's The Fall of Icarus, Dante's Circles of Hell, Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti, The Robber Bridegroom by Brothers Grimm, The Night is Darkening Round Me by Emily Brontë, and Well, they are gone and here must I remain by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The only thing that I bothers me about these editions is that the white band across the middle does not line up correctly when these are on my bookshelf.
I was also wondering how you would all feel about short summary posts in the future? I have my dissertation due in September and I am expecting the next few months to be chaotic, which would limit the time I have to blog. Do you enjoy reading short monthly summary posts or not?
Have you read anything interesting lately?