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text 2016-09-29 17:05
Bookhaul #32

In my last bookhaul I told you guys that I was planning on going to a huge booksale thing, so here's my bookhaul! I would too many books in my opinion, but I really want to read them all and I paid less than 20 euros in total for like 8 books, so yay! I also ordered two books and they came in the mail today, so I thought it would be the perfect time to finally show them. 

As you can see, all above are classics. Those are the ones I bought for less than 20 euros. I'm so excited to read all of them (I've already read Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, but I wanted to get his entire collection) and some of them are on the Rory Gilmore list as well. Which one of these are you most looking forward to seeing a review?

I've been wanting to collect (almost) every book of both of these authors so I thought it was about time to get them. The only book I now need to get of Adichie is We Should All Be Feminists (but I already watched her speech on TedTalks so not sure if it's worth to buy it). I also bought This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab. First I wanted to wait until this entire series is out, but because I want to get all her books in hardcover I decided to buy them once in a while. My plan is to buy A Darker Shade of Magic and the second book in that series too, because the third and final book in that trilogy will be coming out in February. I also cannot wait to read more by these authors!

 

What is your latest book purchase?

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text 2016-05-19 06:27
Reading progress update: I've read 65 out of 256 pages.
The Wind in the Willows - Gillian Avery,Kenneth Grahame

This is GORGEOUS. Reading aloud is a must!

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review 2015-08-28 20:54
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame,Gillian Avery

I re-read this book for the first time in many years. I had forgotten how utterly charming the tales of Toad, Mole, Rat and friends are!

The little woodland animals have many an adventure -- particularly Toad, with his fascination for the (novel at the time the book was written) new motor cars.

The book is a delightful tale about friendship at the very bottom, and I highly recommend that parents share it with their children.

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text 2015-03-31 14:00
Literary Birthday Challenge ~ March
The Semi-Attached Couple - Emily Eden
The Semi-Detached House - Emily Eden
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame,Michael Hague
Literary Birthday Challenge ~ March   
Semi-Detached Couple / Emily Eden ~ 3/6/15
Written in 1860. Just delightful.
 
Semi-Detached House / Emily Eden ~ 3/7/15
Written in 1859. Not quite as good as Semi-Detached Couple, but still interesting.

Wind in the Willows / Kenneth Grahame ~ 3/8/15
Sort of a combination Children's Book and social commentary. The illustrations by Michael Hague were delightful.
 
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review 2015-03-19 20:12
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame,Gillian Avery

I spent my whole childhood having never read this book solely because I owned a VHS of a film version, which was horribly dark and, to my young mind, violent and scary. I was finally brave enough to tackle the book.

Overall, the book was good. There were many interesting stories throughout the book as well as unique (although not very admirable) characters.

The thing that bugged me the most was that I had no idea how to picture the animals while reading. Size was one issue. At one point Toad, Mole, and Ratty ride a cart drawn by a horse and I wasn't sure whether to picture a little horse or large woodland creatures. Also, I was unsure of the physical appearance of the animals since it is suggested that Toad has both teeth and hair, which made for a weird depiction for me.

But for the most part, the stories were good. Well-written. At times a little violent by today's standards for children's literature, but still good.

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