After redeeming a Waterstones stamp card and claiming back all my amassed points, this book haul was cheap for its size, the entirety of which set me back a paltry £17.98, of which most was spent in second-hand bookshops.
First off was a trip to the charity shops where I found a my first Virago – a publisher beloved by so many on here – and then a second, bookended by yet more recommendations and at the price it would have been silly not to.
Visiting the wonderfully named Mrs Lofthouse’s Second Hand Book Emporium, I expected great things, but the above collection is sadly all I found, the fiction section in particular was deeply lacking in-depth to my mind. I wanted to pick up more but there was little else of note and thus came away with quality instead of quantity.
Next up books on books, always a delight to drive the hunger and as I like works that compliment each other, On the Shortness of Life is something I reflect on whenever I watch or read the news, which justified the purchase of both.
The last selection but by no means least is a strong finish including a John Wyndham book that I never knew existed due to originally being written under a pseudonym. This will be a welcome light read against the other three quality reads I also picked up.
I shall be back visiting blogs sometime after the weekend as my holiday is drawing (and writing) to a close so don’t feel too left out in the meantime by my absence.