Huge Book Haul & Vienna

Hallo Mein Lieblinge

It is me, the prodigal child, returned from Vienna.

I do hope you all haven’t missed me too much. It’s just so hard to eat cake and be on twitter at the same time. I hope you all understand that I had to prioritise.

Now, don’t worry. I won’t hark on about my trip too much. Please find below a very small selection of photographs summing up my trip to this beautiful city.

Now that I’ve shared that with you I will move onto the Book haul. I can hear your collective sigh of relief.

In my last blog post I told you all about what I’m going to be up to this summer and why that means I am leaving my day job as a bookseller. I also promised you all a look at my huge ‘oh-god-please-dont-make-me-give-up-my-staff-discount’ HAUL.

And a huge book haul you shall get.

This is the result of not only a generous staff discount, but two years worth of hoarding National Book Tokens from various Birthdays and Christmases. So do not be fooled – I am not richy richy. (Yet. I plan to make my fortune one day in the near future.)

Without further ado, let us begin…

ROUND ONE – BLUEISH PAPERBACKS

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The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

The Fifth Season by N.K Jemisin

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

ROUND TWO – GORGEOUS HARDBACKS

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Circe by Madeline Miller

The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter (Isn’t this the most stunning cover ever? I haven’t read this one in years and I’m excited to get myself reacquainted)

The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien

WARNING. NAKED BOOK AHEAD. CONTENT MAY NOT BE SUITABLE FOR YOUNGER VIEWERS.

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Aw yeah. Now isn’t Circe just the most beautiful naked book that you ever done seen?

ROUND THREE – SOME MORE PAPERBACKS THAT AREN’T BLUE

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The Beast Player by Nahoko Uehashi

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb

To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

Spellslinger by Sebastien De Castell (with sprayed red edges<3)

ROUND FOUR – NON-BOOK BOOKISH BOOKY ITEMS

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Full sized Lightbox (Be prepared for this one to make many appearances in future blog photos)

Ceramic bookish mug (It’s a beautiful charcoal grey on the inside)

Wingardium Leviosa Moleskine diary 2018/2019 (Because what haul would be complete without something Harry Potter in there)

Three Penguin Moderns, I went for: The Three Electro-Knights, Three Japanese Short Stories and The Garden of Forking Paths

ROUND FIVE – FINAL ROUND.

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The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas (Or lovingly known in the bookish community as ACOTAR. No I have never read this one before.)

The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn by Tyler Whitesides (Kindly sent to me by the publisher, looks to be ‘Locke Lamora-esque’ exciting.)

The Mermaid by Christina Henry (Again, Kindly sent to me by the publisher, a dark and gritty retelling of P T Barnum’s mermaid)

Tales of Ancient Egypt (Because why the hell not.)

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Also not photographed – A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. My very responsible, non-dog-earring  book friend has it at the moment. We are sharing like civilised ladies.

So there it is folks. I had to bring a wheelie suitcase to work in order to bring these babies home. Other than The Bloody Chamber (which is utterly fantastic btw) and Assassin’s Apprentice (my Mother’s copy eons ago) I have never read any of these books.

As I am writing this post I have already finished The Little Prince (creepy yet beautiful) and I’m nearing the end of The Song of Achilles (which I am thoroughly enjoying).

Before I bought these I had no shelf space. After a lot of shifting around I now have seriously no shelf space. So I will be needing to purchase a bookshelf before buying any more books. It hurts. I won’t lie. But my babies deserve proper housing.

I hope you have enjoyed living vicariously through me. If you would like any more information about the books I have bought or Vienna then leave a comment and I’ll answer your questions!

5 thoughts on “Huge Book Haul & Vienna

  1. Oh my goodness, Vienna is stunning! And look at that yummy food *drool*. Great book haul! Eventually, super eventually, I’ll read Circe. You haven’t read A Court of Thorns and Roses yet? Ahhh! I insist you start there.

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    1. The food in Vienna is to die for. I ate cake every day ❤️ I was a Sarah J Maas virgin until this year! Started with Throne of Glass series and now onto the next!

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  2. Vienna is gorgeous, thanks for sharing a few of your trip photos!
    Your book haul is incredible, so many amazing reads.

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    1. Thank you!! I have way more photos of cake 🍰 I can’t wait to make a dent into that pile of books. (Not literally, hurting books is wrong)

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