Mini January Book Haul!
Charity Shop Finds
M is For Magic by Neil Gaiman - £1 - Charity Shop
I went to this big charity shop, which is about 15 minutes away from where I live and it was the first time I had been there so I was excited to see how the book section was. There was a LOT of books, but very few that interested me and that were in the conditions I tend to buy them in.
This was one of the few book that actually interested me and that was because it was Neil Gaiman. I've never read a Neil Gaiman book, but I've always been intrigued by his work, so when I saw this in basically perfect condition for only a pound, I just couldn't not buy it.
All I know about this is that it's a collection of short stories, I've read one of the stories already and it was actually quite good.
Synopsis - A sinister jack-in-the-box haunts the lives of children who owned it, a stray cat does nightly battle to protect his adopted family, and a boy raised in a graveyard confronts the much more troubled world of the living in this wonderful book of short stories by master storyteller Neil Gaiman.
These eleven stories range from the scary to the whimsical, the fantastical to the humorous - each a different journey in which the reader encounters the rich and wonderful imagination of a writer who knows how to thrill and satisfy his audience.
My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher - £1 - Charity Shop
This was the only other book that I purchased from the charity shop. I have always wanted to read Annabel Pitcher's work (I've read a sampler of Silence Is Goldfish) and most of all I want to read Ketchup Clouds, but I saw this one there and just decided to pick it up.
Synopsis - Ten-year-old Jamie hasn't cried since it happened. He knows he should have - Jasmine cried, Mum cried, Dad still cries. Roger didn't, but then he is just a cat and didn't know Rose that well, really.
Everyone kept saying it would get better with time, but that's just one of those lies that grown-ups tell in awkward situations. Five years on, it's worse than ever: Dad drinks, Mum's gone and Jamie's left with questions that he must answer for himself.
This is his story, an unflinchingly real yet heart-warming account of a young boy's struggle to make sense of the loss that tore his family apart.
The Works Sale
Only Ever Yours by Louise O'Neill - £1 - The Works
The other day I was browsing through the books in the sale at The Works when I saw this! Just like with the previous authors, I've always wanted to read Louise O'Neill after hearing nothing other that good things about Asking For It.
I did sort of want t get this in the other cover with the Barbie doll head on, but there was only this one so I decided I may as well get it in this cover. The on ething that I do absolutely love about this book is the spine. It's bright pink and the font is bold - it really stands out on my shelf and it looks simple but so pretty.
Synopsis - In a world in which baby girls are no longer born naturally, women are bred in schools, trained in the arts of pleasing men until they are ready for the outside world. At graduation, the most highly rated girls become “companions”, permitted to live with their husbands and breed sons until they are no longer useful.
For the girls left behind, the future – as a concubine or a teacher – is grim.
Best friends Freida and Isabel are sure they’ll be chosen as companions – they are among the most highly rated girls in their year.
But as the intensity of final year takes hold, Isabel does the unthinkable and starts to put on weight. ..
And then, into this sealed female environment, the boys arrive, eager to choose a bride.
Freida must fight for her future – even if it means betraying the only friend, the only love, she has ever known. . .
The last book(s) I bought was a box set..
The Shiver trilogy by Maggie Stiefvater - £3.50! - The Works
When I went into The Works before Christmas I saw this box set, but it was £10. I really wanted it, but didn't really want to spend that amount of money on it as I've heard you either love it or hate it. Anyway, I go in after Christmas and it's priced at £3.50, so as you can tell I squealed and threw my money at the women at the till. I think this is actually a series now though, isn't it or there's another book in the same world or something? Let me know down below!
The books in the box set are -
- Shiver (#1) by Maggie Stiefvater
- Linger (#2) by Maggie Stiefvater
- Forever (#3) by Maggie Siefvater
Synopsis - When a local boy is killed by wolves, Grace's small town becomes a place of fear and suspicion. But Grace can't help being fascinated by the pack, and by one yellow-eyed wolf in particular. There's something about him - something almost human. Then she meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away...
A chilling love story that will have you hooked from the very first page.
If you've read/want to read any of the books above then comment down below what you thought of them! Also, if any of these are on your TBR as well, then I would love to do a buddy read with one of you, just comment below or DM on Instagram - @sprinkle_of_books.
BUY THE BOOKS
M is For Magic by Neil Gaiman
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47699.M_Is_for_Magic?ac=1&from_search=1
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/M-is-for-Magic/9780747595687
My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18301604-my-sister-lives-on-the-mantelpiece
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/My-Sister-Lives-on-the-Mantelpiece/9781780621869
Only Ever Yours by Louise O'Neill
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21805717-only-ever-yours?ac=1&from_search=1
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/Only-Ever-Yours/9781848664159
Shiver (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6068551-shiver?ac=1&from_search=1
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/Shiver/9781407145761
Linger (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #2) by Maggie Stiefvater
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6654313-linger?ac=1&from_search=1
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/Linger-Maggie-Stiefvater/9781407145778?ref=bd_recs_1
Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls #3) by Maggie Stiefvater
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9409458-forever?ac=1&from_search=1
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/Forever-Maggie-Stiefvater/9781407145785?ref=bd_recs_1
CHRISTMAS BOOK HAUL!
I know this is sort of late, but I was busy and I was attempting to fit in as much reading as possible in the free time I do have over Christmas break. I hope you guys all had a great Christmas (if you celebrate it)! Let me know what you got for Christmas down below!
Anyway, I received quite a few (okay, a lot!) of books for Christmas and I'm really excited to share them with you as well as read them. I just want to say that I'm not bragging in any way, shape or form. I'm only doing this as a lot of other book bloggers have done it and I know that quite a few of you guys wanted to know what I got. I'm extremely grateful for what I got and couldn't be happier!
Let's get into the haul!
A LITTLE STORY
To start off with I do have a bit of a story to go along with some of these books. Anyway, my Mum and I decided to go book shopping, so I could pick out a few books for her to purchase for me for Christmas. We went to one of my favourite book stores, which is around a 20 minute drive from my house, as it is really cheap and I often find some really great deals there. They don't have new releases often, but I still find some great books for even greater prices.
We were having a look around after choosing some books for my Mum and I saw there was like a spinny thing (great description there Beth!) with YA books for a £1 each! I may have freaked out a tiny bit and ran to the spinny thing. Some of the books had a bit of shelf wear (all the books are new, just these were a bit scuffed up), but there was still some really great ones. Anyway, me and my Mum just looked through a bunch of books and stuffed quite a few into the basket/trolley thing as they were only £1 each! Here are the ones I got :
I hadn't really heard a lot about any of these, but they just sounded interesting, so I picked them up anyway.
Dream Machine by Will Davis
This one was more of a sort of joke - my Mum thought it sounded funny so she just put it in the basket, without me really knowing.
"Think Popstars, throw in a dash of X Factor and add a pinch of Big Brother." - Scotsman
This is what my Mum read and thought it just sounded really funny and cheesy. It was only a pound so if I don't end up liking it, it won't really matter and I can just donate it to my charity shop or something if it comes to it.
I hadn't heard of it before, so when I got home I searched it up on Goodreads and it's got awful reviews. I might end up liking it though, I wont know till I try it! I will write a review for this when I do read it.
*If you have read this book or any of the ones below, let me know your thoughts!*
Skinny B, Skaz and Me by John Singleton
I had a quick read of the synopsis of this one and it did sound like something I would enjoy, so I decided to pick it up and it was only a pound. Also, I quite like this cover.
The synopsis is sort of vague so it's hard for me to sum it up, but I think it's something to do with this neighbourhood and there is something bad happening or something like that. It sounded interesting so yeah. As I'm really bad at explaining what it's about, I will pasted the synopsis below.
Skinny B: Mum's little angel, Dad's little princess, my little sister. Say no more.
Skaz? A joker, a kind of mate till he starts giving my life a right good kicking.
And me - I'm Lee, face first in trouble right from the moment I walk smack into Hoodz 5.
Nothing's safe any more.
It's a nightmare.
Fifty Fifty by S.L. Powell
This was another £1 purchase! The main thing that drew me to this was the synopsis - it sounds really different to things I've read in the past and it does sound like a good read.
From what I gather, this book is about a kid called Gil, who's dad is a scientist and they are currently on a collision course. Where they meet Jude, who is an animal rights activist. Obviously Gil's father and Jude aren't going to get on, at all.
Stuff kicks loose and chaos erupts and Gil must find a way to overcome a dilemma 'that goes right to the heart of his own identity.'
With this final £1 book, I did actually know a bit about it, but never really knew what it was properly about.
In Darkness by Nick Lake
Like I said, I had heard about this one, but never knew what it was about. When I recognised the title and saw the price, I immediately picked it up to find out more about the story. It sounded like something that I would really enjoy reading and I didn't even think about purchasing it, I had to!
Also, I am thinking about reading this quite soon, maybe January, I haven't really decided, but you may see this in a January TBR.
Anyway, this book takes place just after the Haitian earthquake in 2010 and features a young boy, who is trapped beneath the rubble of an old hospital. He is hungry, thirsty and alone. I think he is/has been part of a gang and he has witnessed a lot of violence. He desires to be able to find his sister, that he lost 5 years ago. There is also another guy called Toussaint L'Ouverture from the past that somehow links to the young boy and that adds to the story.
That may have sounded quite confusing, so I will leave a link at the end to the Goodreads page so you can get a full synopsis.
A MUCH SHORTER STORY
I promise this wont be as long as that first bit!
Most of you will probably know that I am currently reading The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare (reviews will be coming soon!) for the first time and have been trying to get the books for as cheap as possible. I had the first book, the third and the fourth. Meaning that I needed the second, the fifth and the sixth to have a complete set.
Well, in the same bookshop they had those three remaining books (in the same paperback copies) for £2.99 each, so my Mum said that for Christmasd she would also get those three remaining books for me (I know, she's awesome). Here they are :
City of Ashes (Book #2) by Cassandra Clare
Like I said, this was one of three books I needed to complete my collection of TMI series. I'm not going to say much about this as it is the second book in the series and spoilers.
Basically everyone apart from me has read this series, but if you don't know what it's about I will give a quick summary.
Clary is a normal teenage girl, living with her mother. One night she's at a club with her best friend, Simon, when she sees 4 mysterious figures disappearing into a store cupboard. Noone else apart from her seems to be able to see them, so she decides to investigate. One of them turns out to be a vampire and the other three are called Shadowhunters. Clary is confused and leaves it at that. The next day she sees one of the Shadowhunters again and within that same day, her mother disappears, she gets attacked by a demon and she discovers a second world that was hidden from her as a child.
That was the summary and I do really recommend this action-packed series if you haven't already read it.
I've already read this book and all I'm going to say is 5/5.
City of Lost Souls (Book #5) by Cassandra Clare
Can't really say much about this as it's the fifth book in TMI series and I'm really looking forward to reading more from this world.
City of Heavenly Fire (Book #6) by Cassandra Clare
This is the last book in TMI series, so now I have all the books and I may marathon them. I haven't decided yet, but I don't want this series to end, I need more!
Back in November (I think) I was browsing through Waterstones' special signed editions and covers for Christmas and I saw The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness (SIGNED) and in the UK cover. I told my Mum that I really wanted this for Christmas as I really wanted to read this book and they had signed copies. I then went on to Book Depository and they also had TROUJLH signed but in the American cover (which I prefer) for a cheaper price. My mum then ordered the Book Depository copy for me instead.THEY STILL HAVE THE SIGNED EDITION - I WILL LEAVE A LINK AT THE END!
When I opened the box on Christmas morning, it also turned out to be a First Edition copy as well and the cover is so pretty! I love it and cant wait to delve into the story soon.
I just realised that I forgot to include the Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling! I will just slot it in here. Anyway, my brothers surprised me by buying me this for Christmas and it's so DAMN BEAUTIFUL. I cant wait to read Harry Potter! I haven't got a picture to put it in this post, but I will probably do a separate post to show the beauty of this book.
The final book I got for Christmas was The Novice by Taran Matharu (SIGNED)!
Me and my Mum were in Waterstones because I wanted to pick up All Wrapped Up by Holly Smale and I was looking through the shelves to see what else they had and there was a book lying the wrong way ontop of the shelf of books. I picked it up and it was a signed copy of The Novice and so I got it! Hehe.
Anyway, that was all the books I got for Christmas and I couldn't be happier with the ones I got and I can't wait to read them all. I hope you all had a good Christmas and let me know what you got for Christmas down below or whether you've read any of the books above and what you thought about them.
BUY THE BOOKS
Dream Machine by Will Davis
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6944997-dream-machine?from_search=true&search_version=service
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/Dream-Machine-Will-Davis/9781408801116
Skinny B, Skaz and Me by John Singleton
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7880870-skinny-b-skaz-and-me?from_search=true&search_version=service
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/Skinny-B-Skaz-and-Me-John-Singleton/9780141316093
Fifty Fifty by S.L. Powell
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/10178528-fifty-fifty?from_search=true&search_version=service
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/Fifty-Fifty/9781848121232
In Darkness by Nick Lake
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/11451112-in-darkness?from_search=true&search_version=service
BD - NOT ON THERE
City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1582996.City_of_Ashes?ac=1&from_search=1
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/City-of-Ashes-Cassandr-Clare/9781416914297
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8755776-city-of-lost-souls?from_search=true&search_version=service
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/City-of-Lost-Souls/9781406337600
City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8755785-city-of-heavenly-fire?from_search=true&search_version=service
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/City-of-Heavenly-Fire/9781406332933
The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness - THEY STILL HAVE THE SIGNED EDITION!
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22910900-the-rest-of-us-just-live-here?from_search=true&search_version=service
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/The-Rest-of-Us-Just-Live-Here--Signed-Edition-/9780062435026
The Novice by Taran Matharu
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22297138-the-novice?from_search=true&search_version=service
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/Summoner-The-Novice-Taran-Matharu/9781444923971
Illustrated Editions : Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/Harry-Potter-Philosophers-Stone-J-K-Rowling/9781408845646
Small November Book Haul!
Originally I wasn't going to do a November book haul, but on Friday I went into Waterstones and I may have walked out with two books... Okay, I definitely walked out with two books! *comes out from hiding* So I ended up with enough books in total to create a small November book haul.
Lets get into the book haul! (Also, I know it's a really bad quality picture above, just ignore it.)
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot - 50p - Local Charity Shop
I actually brought this one quite a while back, but forgot to include it in my latest charity shop book haul. Anyway, I've already read it and have posted my review, which I will link at the end.
Girl Online : On Tour by Zoe Sugg - £6 - Tesco
Just like The Princess Diaries, I received this quite a while back. My brother brought it me for my birthday, but I only got it once I had already posted my birthday book haul, so it hasn't been in a haul since. I just decided to throw it in with this one and hope to read it soon.
I've read the first book (Girl Online) and loved it, so as soon as this one came out I needed it so yeah. I'm looking forward to jumping into it!
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling - 50p - Local Charity Shop
As most of you will know, I have never read the Harry Potter series. I know, I know just let me finish! Anyway, I only had a few of the book (the first four and then the last one) and I wanted to have them all in the same cover before I read the series. The only way for me to get the remaining two in the matching covers was to get them second hand, therefore for the past three or so months I have been searching charity shops for them. I found a hardback copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in one charity shop, so I had to find just one more (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince).
I was on my way home from school one day and the charity shop was open, so I walked straight in before my mind even decided to. I checked the shelf and it was there! It was a paperback but oh well. I walked up to the counter and gave them my 50p and then continued to walk home. I made it home and I opened it up to just double check whether it was in good condition. (By the way, it was in amazing condition - no cracks on the spine!) And that's when I noticed that on the first page its said FIRST EDITION! It might not be that amazing to quite a few people, but I got so excited! Anyway, that was a long and probably boring story, haha.
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy - £2.35 - Charity Shop
I recently read Demon Road by Derek Landy and absolutely loved it. When I posted my review, I remember saying that I wanted to read this series by him as well. Well, when I saw this is such great condition for this price, I just had to buy it!
All Wrapped Up by Holly Smale - Waterstones
I'm a huge fan the Geek Girl series, so when I heard that she was releasing this sort of novella/companion book I had to get it. I'm actually surprised I lasted this long without purchasing it! I'm planning to read this month to help me get in the Christmassy mood (though I already sort of am).
Soundless by Richelle Mead - Waterstones
When I walked into Waterstones, I only had one book in mind and that was All Wrapped Up. However, All Wrapped Up was on the Buy One Get One Half Price offer and I needed another book on the offer to use it. I spotted out of the corner of my eye Soundless and I really did want to buy it so I used for the offer. I'm really looking forward to reading it!
That was my November book haul! If you've read any of these book then let me know your thoughts in the comments below or on my Instagram (@sprinkle_of_books).
What book did you buy in November?
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Spoiler-Free Review : The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot - http://sprinkleofbooks.weebly.com/blog/spoiler-free-review-the-princess-diaries-1-by-meg-cabot
Buy The Books!
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38980.The_Princess_Diaries?from_search=true&search_version=service
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/The-Princess-Diaries-Meg-Cabot/9780061479939
Girl Online : On Tour by Zoe Sugg
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23208406-girl-online-on-tour?ac=1&from_search=1
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/Girl-Online--On-Tour--2/9780141359953
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1.Harry_Potter_and_the_Half_Blood_Prince?ac=1&from_search=1
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/Harry-Potter-and-the-Half-Blood-Prince/9780756967659
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/284440.Skulduggery_Pleasant?from_search=true&search_version=service
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/Skulduggery-Pleasant/9780007241620
All Wrapped Up by Holly Smale
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26224571-all-wrapped-up?ac=1&from_search=1
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/All-Wrapped-Up/9780008163440
Soundless by Richelle Mead
GR - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/284440.Skulduggery_Pleasant?from_search=true&search_version=service
BD - http://www.bookdepository.com/Soundless/9780141364865
Charity Shop Book Haul! #2
After posting my last Charity Shop Book Haul, I went back to my charity shop and I may have purchased some more books! (shush, don't tell anyone!) Also, I just want to point out all of these book were not purchased on one day, it was two days in a row - I don't think that makes it sound any better, but oh well.
These books were all in the same charity shop, which is about 5 minutes away from my house. The first day which I went to the shop, the volunteers were reorganizing the bookshelves and getting rid of the books which had not been sold so they could put new ones out, and they told me that if I came back the next day all the new books would be out. So of course I went back the next day!
I couldn't help myself, okay!
Anyway, here are all of the books that I brought!
I Funny by James Patterson (Book #1) - Hardback - 50p!
HI I'M JAMIE GRIMM AND I WANT TO MAKE YOU LAUGH!
Do zombies eat doughnuts with their fingers?
What do you get when you cross a parrot and a shark?
What do mallards wear at a wedding?
To find out the punchlines to these jokes and TONS of others, read on!
You'll hear the story of my insanely un-funny stepfamily, my mostly funny friends, an amazing person called Cool Girl, and the school bully, who happens to live in the same house as me - plus a secret I'm not exactly ready to tell you yet.
But I WILL tell you that I'm on an unforgettable mission to win the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic Contest, and I want you there with me every step of the way!
I've actually already read this and will be posting a mash-up review (with the second book) very soon!
I Even Funnier by James Patterson (Book #2) - Hardback - 50p!
Step right up and see me, Jamie Grimm, laugh my way though the roller-coaster ride called middle school!
Watch me joke my way to the top of the Planet's Funniest Kid Comic Contest!
Be amazed as I fend off the attention of thousands of starstruck girls!
Or something like that, anyway...
People say I can be pretty funny sometimes. But when things get tough, I EVEN FUNNIER!
I'm currently 100 pages into this one (and enjoying it!) and as I said above, when I've finished I will be posting a mash-up review with the first book.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel - Paperback - 50p!
ONE BOY, ONE BOAT, ONE TIGER.
After a tragic shipwreck, solitary lifeboat is left at the mercy of the wild blue waters of the Pacific. The only survivors are a sixteen-year-old boy named Pi, a zebra with a broken leg, a hyena, an orang-utan - and a 450-pound Royal Bengal Tiger. Now a major motion picture from acclaimed director Ang Lee, the much loved Life of Pi is a bewitching tale of adventure and friendship - and of finding courage in the most unexpected places.
I don't know when I will get round to reading this one, but hopefully before the year ends. I decided to pick this one up as I have watched the movie and I really enjoyed it and plus it was only 50p!
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell - Paperback - 50p!
As a young colt, Black Beauty enjoyed his freedom and his owners' kindness. When they're forced to sell him, he will have to learn to make his own way.
If you've seen my 'The 7 Deadly Sins Tag' (I'll leave a link at the end) blog post then you'll know that I've only read one classic and that's Little Women by Louisa M Alcott. I've been wanting to change that for quite a while, so when I saw this for only 50p I just had to pick it up and give it a go.
(Also, the cover was just so beautiful, that I needed it!)
"Who Could That Be At This Hour?" by Lemony Snicket (All The Wrong Question #1) - Paperback - 50p!
Before you consider reading "Who Could That Be At This Hour?" ask yourself these questions :
1) Are you curious about what is happening in a seaside town that is no longer by the sea?
2) Do you want to know more about a stolen item that wasn't stolen at all?
3) Do you think that's any of your business? Why? What kind of person are you? Really?
4) Who is that standing behind you?
I was really excited when I saw this there and I immediately picked it up and let me tell you know, I was not going to leave that store without it! I'm hoping to read this ASAP and find the next in the series!
Questors by Joan Lennon - Hardback - 50p!
If you can't find a hero, then you have to make one. When things are desperate, you'll try anything.
The Incredibles meets The Wizard of Oz in this fantasy page-turner full of action, atmosphere and humour.Three worlds, held in perfect balance. Nothing can change that. Apart from a cataclysmic disruption in the Space-Time continuum! Enter three perfectly designed heroes, Madlen, Bryn and Cam, who have been created to save the worlds - but the only problem is, they're not ready yet. They're still kids and they have no idea what they're looking for or where they'll find it. And a sinister villain has tampered with their DNA, so they're not quite as perfect as they should be. There's trouble in store - and the Questors don't know where - or when - to expect it...
I'd never heard of this book till now, but I picked it up and had a bit of a read of the inside flap. It interested me so much, that I went and brought it! I'm really looking forward to seeing how this one plays out.
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot - Paperback - 50p!
'You're not Mia Thermopolis any more, honey,' Dad said. I raised my head. 'I'm not?' I said, blinking. 'Then who am I?' He went, kind of sadly, 'You're Amelia Mignonette Grimaldi Thermopolis Renaldo, Princess of Genovia.'
One minute Mia's totally normal. Next minute she's heir to the throne of Genovia.
Well, her dad can lecture her until he's royal-blue in the face, but no way is Mia going to behave like some posh princess. And they think she's moving to Genovia? Er, hello?
I know this is for younger children, but I never read this series at that age. They had the first book there and before I knew it I was already at the till giving the woman my 50p! As it is for younger children, I'm hoping that it will be a fun, quick read. And, if I like it I will hunt for the others ones in the series or I might just order them off of Book Depository!
I think I've got a problem! Do they do like a book-buying rehab sort of thing, I think someone needs to sign me up! I'm not joking...
7 Deadly Sins Book Tag - http://sprinkleofbooks.weebly.com/blog/the-7-deadly-sins-tag
I Funny by James Patterson
Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14781201-i-funny?from_search=true&search_version=service
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I Even Funnier by James Patterson
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Life of Pi by Yann Martel
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Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
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"Who Could That Be At This Hour" by Lemony Snicket
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Questors by Joan Lennon
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The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
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