Apologises for not having been around much over the last week, I have been busy with visitors. Now that they have gone, I can get back some blogging/writing normality.
It's been a while since I've had a book slurge, but last week, I went a little bit mad. Here's the stash of books I bought last week:
'Eclipse' by Stephenie Meyer- This is a 13 disc CD audio book set which I managed to pick up for €9. I'm far too old to like this series, but 'The Twilight Saga' is one of my guilty pleasures. I just have to find out what happens next!
'Don Quixote' by Miguel de Cervantes- I could have bought a dual (English-Spanish) version of this novel. However I chose to buy the English version because at over 900 pages, it will probably take me a long time to complete this. If it were in Spanish, I hate think how long it would take for me to read this novel.
'Room' by Emma Donoghue- I have read many reviews about this novel on the blogosphere and also on 'The TV Book Club' and thought that this looked an interesting read.
'Slipstream: A Memoir' by Elizabeth Jane Howard- After my review of 'Falling' by Elizabeth Jane Howard, one of the readers of this blog recommended that I read this autobiography of the author.
'Two Cures for Love: Selected Poems 1979-2006' by Wendy Cope- This is another 'The Oliva Reader' follower recommendation. I previously blogged about wanting to read some poetry and I was recommended this author.
'The Prestige' by Christopher Priest - I have seen and enjoyed the film. However I was unaware that this was a novel, until I saw a review for this one another book blog.
'The Maltese Falcon' by Dashiell Hammett - This is the latest read for the online book groupon the 'Book Group Online' website. In my college days, I also had to watch the film for my Media Studies course, so I think that this novel is going to bring back fond memories.
'The Pillars of the Earth' by Ken Follett- A few months ago, I did start to watch the television adaptation of this novel. Even though I enjoyed the first installment, I was unable to watch the rest of the series, so I thought that I would read the book instead. Apparently, the book is better anyway.
I know I shouldn't have bought all of these books, as I still have quite a large TBR pile. However, I couldn't resist!
Have you read any of these books? Have you been on a book splurge lately?