Saturday, October 13, 2012

Book Haul Part 1

Book haul Part 1
Well hello there...I know it's been a while but I'm back.. I was waiting for ages for books to arrive so I could do this haul and now finally they have....well about half of them.
So , I have been really into the classics lately and esp the Bronte sisters. Jane Eyre has been a real eye opener for me. I had nooooo idea just how good that book was until I started it..after that well lets just say I was gripped. It has all the elements of a great book,love interests, strange and menacing people who lurk about at night. A big old draughty house , tragic childhoods, dashing and handsome men, fainting and illness, nights in shining armour ... bliss... all you could want from a classic. Did I mention the writing is exceptional!!!

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte:

This time of year I especially love cozy mysteries and these three really appealed to me.

One Bad Apple by Sheila Connolly, it is the first book in the orchard series.

An Appetite For Murder by Lucy Burdette:First book in this food critic series.I just love the cover !!!

Pies and Prejudice by Ellery Adams.This is the first book in  a new series by this wonderful writer . In this new series we have Ella Mae LeFaye running a baked goods store in Havenwood Georgia..Let me tell you folks there is some mouthwatering recipes in this book, I had a flick through before before reading the book. I will def have to try them out.. I have a feeling I will be unable to read this without  a latte and and extra large piece of cake.....

Agnes Grey by Anne  Bronte

More old editions of one of my childhood favourite books Little Women. I love these books!!When ever I see them in second hand stores I always buy them.

Dash and Lily's Book Of Dares:kindle edition

This I have  already read..Loved it!!!.. It is a YA book.The perfect book for book lovers around Christmas time with a little romance thrown in. If you are not in the mood for romance I would not let the fact that is has some put you off reading this as the romance is not vomit inducing at all!!! It's sweet.

The next book I got was by Irish writer Patricia Scanlan: Another book that looks set to fulfill my craving for Christmas books. I have read lots of book by this author before and she writes really lovely cosy books that leave you with a warm feeling in your belly...I love that..

Gentleman and Players by Joanne Harris... I love this author's writing style.. I have not read this book before but I am very keen to dig in and see if it as a great as all her others.

A Christmas Carol  by Charles Dickens and Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell
(Both Penguin Cloth bound  editions)

The Evil Seed by Joanne Harris.Love that cover..eerie enough to intrigue me.
Carola Dunn Mistletoe and Murder... cozy mystery..This is part of a series, If you enjoy a cozy mystery then check it out.
Muriel Spark. The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie...I also recommend the movie of the same name with the wonderful Maggie Smith.
Veronica Henry writes great books with characters you really care about. Her books have never let me down. I am really looking forward to this one.
Marian Keyes..The Mystery of Mercy Close....I love Marian..this is her latest book recently out.This I have put in my last haul on here too, it's great,go out and get it guys!!!
E.M Forster..A collection of three of his work.If I had known it was the size of a brick I would have got the books separately .. Anyhow they are good stories so I don't mind too much.....besides holding the weight of it up will save me from having to do bicep curls.:0)
Percy Jackson And The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan: Kindle edition.


  1. Love your blog! I'm a huge fan of re-reading Little Women at the holidays, too!

  2. I just found your blog, Edel. Where did you get that fantastic Kindle cover?

  3. Hi Susan. Thanks sooo much :0) I can never resist reading it every December. It is a long time favourite xx

  4. Hi Jeannette!! Lovely to see you on here :0) You can get that cover from Amazon. xxx