Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Replenishing the bookshelf...


I'm moving in one week.  To a CITY.  Where I have never lived before and barely know my way around.  I'm very excited!  But.  This means I've had to surrender my beloved library books, since I don't really want to drive back down here to return them.  Last week I popped in to the library to pick up a book or two anyway, thinking I'd be finished reading them in time, and lo and behold, they had a book sale on.  Problem solved!  Well, to an extent.  There was a good choice but I really had to dig to find anything interesting enough to spend a whole 40p on.  I think I did ok though.

I picked up Watch Me Disappear, The Palace of Strange Girls and The Glass House in the library book sale.  I'd heard of none of them before but they all sound interesting from the blurb.  The Palace is set in 1959 which is when Mother was born, so I liked that.  I found the other two at the charity shop on Saturday.  My friend was buying Circus Shoes and couldn't believe I'd never read Ballet Shoes, so when we found a copy I had to get it.  I also found one of my favourite books to make her read (Oystercatchers by Susan Fletcher, since you asked), and since it was three for £1, and since I was all 'Richard Madeley wrote a book?!', I chose Some Day I'll Find You to round off my pile.

Has anyone read these?  I need opinions!

:)

8 comments:

  1. Oh, I love when they have a book sale. I haven't been to my library for so long - I keep getting books to review and I can't read fast enough to keep up! I've never read Ballet Shoes.

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    1. Ballet Shoes was fab, you should grab it next time you're at the library, it's a nice quick read :)

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  2. Excellent finds! I've read Ballet Shoes, but many years ago - I do remember loving it! Good luck for the move.

    Beccy : Bluebell & Bumpkin

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    1. It was so good, I never read any classics as a child so I'm catching up now! :)

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    2. I'm glad you liked Ballet Shoes, I loved it as a child and was so glad to love it as an adult when I returned to it. In many ways it feels like quite a modern book - the idea of these very self-sufficient girls making a success of themselves, and Petrova wanting to be a pilot and always working on cars. They make excellent heroines for small girls.

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    3. Yeah I liked that it was done like that, although I chuckled a bit when they were talking about how actresses and dancers never become familiar names or whatever...ah it was a simpler time!

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  3. Not read any of these, so will be interesting to find out if any are worth reading. Especially Richard Madeley - WTF?!

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    1. I know! Apparently Judy's written a book too ;)

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