It’s here. The book haul that I promised you over on Twitter. If you missed that tweet, you might not know that I went to Edinburgh last weekend. It was mainly spent with friends celebrating Sam’s birthday so I’m undecided about how much I’m going to share on here. However, I did manage to do some book shopping and I am definitely going to share that with you!
These books are from Toppings & Company and Armchair Books, which are two very different but equally wonderful book shops in Edinburgh.
This isn’t even all the books that I picked up in those shops; Sam and April ambushed me at the tills and bought some of them for me for Christmas so you’ll have to wait a little to see them! If they hadn’t have staged an intervention, I would have bought myself nine books that weekend. Nine! Oops…
Anyway, would you like to see the six that I was allowed to get for myself?
Here you go!
- The Literature Lover’s Companion – I bought this second hand in Armchair Books. It’s a selection of mini biographies of famous writers. I think this will be a really useful reference book to dip in and out of.
- Great Goddesses by Nikita Gill – I’ve heard really good things about this poetry collection so when I saw a signed copy in Topping & Company, I knew that I needed it. These are poems with a mythological twist, which sounds right up my street.
- Burning by Laura Bates – Like Great Goddesses, this has been on my wish list for a while so when I spotted a signed copy, I snapped it up. This seems a little mysterious and I want to keep it that way but people have been raving about it.
- The Passion of New Eve by Angela Carter – It’s hardly news that I love Angela Carter and I’m slowly working my way through her works so I figured I would pick this is up in Armchair Books.
- Fireworks by Angela Carter – Same logic as above, different book.
- The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli – I tend to pick up classics like this in second hand bookshops. I know I want to read it eventually and for £3, I don’t mind if it takes me a while to get to it!
And there you have it! My latest book haul from Edinburgh.