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#21 lauraloves

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 04:06 PM

I got a new set of the Harry Potter series as my originals are falling apart - hubby did good bless him :)

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 07:38 PM

I got:
 
A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig from Kay  :wub:

 

The Rabbit Factory by Marshall Karp from my friend Sally

 

The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child by Julia Donaldson from my son!  :giggle:

 

And four Waterstone's vouchers totalling £70

 

Very, very happy.   :D



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Posted 27 December 2015 - 10:01 PM

And I accidentally bought a Kindle book for myself....in my sleep.

 

:rolol: Good one! Hope you enjoy your unexpected purchase. :D

 

Dale has informed me (because I forced him to), that one of my yet-to-arrive gifts is Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (yay!).

 

Brilliant! It's a wonderful book.

 

I bought myself some graphic novels for myself.. does that count?! ;-)

 

I'd say it does. ;) 



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Posted 28 December 2015 - 11:20 PM

I bought myself some graphic novels for myself.. does that count?! ;-)

Yes...a gift to oneself is always acceptable Michelle... :giggle:



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Posted 28 December 2015 - 11:29 PM

Yes...a gift to oneself is always acceptable Michelle... :giggle:

Definitely, and as you know yourself best you are never disappointed with your choices! :D



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Posted 29 December 2015 - 01:35 PM

I m such a twit. My new books arrived today, I ordered the wrong Stuart MacBride book - I already have that one, it was the NEXT one I meant to pre-order. I am such a doofus!



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Posted 29 December 2015 - 01:49 PM

I m such a twit. My new books arrived today, I ordered the wrong Stuart MacBride book - I already have that one, it was the NEXT one I meant to pre-order. I am such a doofus!


Awww :( that's not nice. An honest mistake, but a shame. I have bought double copies before by accident. It's not nice (unless that's what one intended to do).

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 06:04 PM

:(  Can you return it? x



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Posted 30 December 2015 - 12:05 PM

I got James Patterson's Cross Justice for Christmas and went into Waterstones this morning and saw a few books I would like so hubby is going back for me whilst I am at work to get me:

 

Cecelia Ahern - the Marble Collector

Kate Morton - Lake House

Joan Collins - The St Tropez Lonely Hearts Club



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Posted 12 January 2016 - 10:09 AM

I only got one book for Christmas this year, from a friend and called "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society". It's a book of letters written just after the 2nd World War in 1946. Despite being a third of the way through "The Valley of Amazement" by Amy Tan, I have made a start on it as it's refreshingly different from latter book and thoroughly enjoying it!



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Posted 12 January 2016 - 12:40 PM

I only got one book for Christmas this year, from a friend and called "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society". It's a book of letters written just after the 2nd World War in 1946. Despite being a third of the way through "The Valley of Amazement" by Amy Tan, I have made a start on it as it's refreshingly different from latter book and thoroughly enjoying it!

 

Sounds very different!



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Posted 12 January 2016 - 01:53 PM

I only got one book for Christmas this year, from a friend and called "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society". It's a book of letters written just after the 2nd World War in 1946. Despite being a third of the way through "The Valley of Amazement" by Amy Tan, I have made a start on it as it's refreshingly different from latter book and thoroughly enjoying it!

 

Quite a few people on here have read that and liked it, I believe... I have it on my tablet. I didn't realise it was in letter form when I got it, so I've been putting it off!



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Posted 12 January 2016 - 03:55 PM

Got it exchanged. :)



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Posted 12 January 2016 - 05:40 PM

I only got one book for Christmas this year, from a friend and called "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society". It's a book of letters written just after the 2nd World War in 1946. Despite being a third of the way through "The Valley of Amazement" by Amy Tan, I have made a start on it as it's refreshingly different from latter book and thoroughly enjoying it!

 

It's a lovely book, Sylvia. :)  Funnily enough it was one of the first books I posted on the forum about back when I joined in 2009!  Here's the discussion thread on the book http://www.bookclubf...-annie-barrows/



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Posted 13 January 2016 - 12:43 AM

I got seven books and I gave my OH five of which I will read a couple:

 

The Danish Girl - David Ebershoff

A Banquet of Consequences - Elizabeth George

Renishaw Hall - a history of the Sitwell family

The Road to Little Dribbling  - Bill Bryson

The Zig Zag Girl - Elly Griffiths

Maggie Smith - her biography

Sweet Caress - William Boyd



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Posted 13 January 2016 - 01:10 PM

I bet Maggie Smiths biography is good, will get round to buying that eventually and also keep going to get The Road to Little Dribbling but never quite manage it.



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Posted 14 January 2016 - 01:31 AM

My OH is reading the Maggie Smith and is enjoying it. He likes bios of actors and I also got him a 2nd hand copy of Paul Eddington's biography which he had been wanting to read.

 

I've just finished The Road to Little Dribbling and laughed out loud all the way through it.



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Posted 18 January 2016 - 06:16 AM

Not a book, but I did get myself a kindle paperwhite.



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Posted 25 December 2016 - 09:59 PM

So, who got books and/or book/reading related presents from Santa this year? Care to share and have us all drooling over the gifts you got?
 

Books I got:
Harry Potter Character Vault by Jody Revenson - from my hubby
Harry Potter Creature Vault by by Jody Revenson - from my Dad
Harry Potter Artifacts Vault by Jody Revenson - from my Dad
Black Widow (Jack Parlabane #7) by Chris Brookmyre - from my Mam
Invictus (Eagles #15) by Simon Scarrow - from my Dad
Dark Blood (Logan McRae #6) by Stuart MacBride - from my sister
Shatter the Bones (Logan McRae #7) by Stuart MacBride - from my sister
Three Sisters, Three Queens by Philippa Gregory - from my Mam
The Compleat Discworld Atlas by Terry Pratchett - from my hubby

 

Book related:
Kindle Fire (yay!) - from hubby
Sassenach necklace pendent, and Outlander/Claire's Herbs keyring (related to Outlander by Diana Gabaldon) - from Mum
Love and Friendship (Jane Austen) BluRay - from my boys

My family know me oh, so well! I got other lovely things as well (a new purse, a jumper, a fleecy hoodie, some gorgeous tea, delicious chilli chocolate, some wall art with quotes, warm brushed flannel bedding, a coffee machine, a beautiful jewellery tray,the list goes on and on - I've been spoiled rotten!).

 

Even better, though, is that my non-reader hubby actually requested a specific book this year (Rock Roadie: Backstage and Confidential with Hendrix, Elvis, the Animals, Tina Turner, and an All-Star Cast by James "Tappy" Wright & Rod Weinberg), so I got him that, and both the boys got lots of lovely books too - and every time they opened one up, they cried out, "Oh, another book! Cool!" with genuine excitement. I LOVE that my boys are as into books as I am, especially Xan, who's now 8 years old, and ends up reading in bed till well after 9pm some nights, because he's so into the book he's got on the go at any given time - takes after his Mum LOL!



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Posted 25 December 2016 - 10:19 PM

Sorry Kell....I can't share what I got as the number is '0'.... :Tantrum: ...put two on a list and left it lying and nobody obviously saw itl.






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