Stock up Sunday is a weekly post where I showcase the books I have added to my eclectic bookshelf that week! Credit goes back to the Stacking the Shelves weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews.
This weeks is pretty big as I have been travelling the world recently and picked up lots of books, but had no internet (and then no computer) to update my blog! So lots of updates coming this way!
The Curvy Girls Club by Michele Gorman
The Universe Versus Alex Woods
Sweet Temptation by Lucy Diamond
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
I bought this book in the airport on my way to Cork and read it on the plane, and it is amazing! I think writers who can write in an accent successfully are so talented!
Paper Towns by John Green
The film coming out later this year might have had something to do with this book buy…
A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
Excited to try this after loving Vicious by the same author.
Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
My sister Katrina (who blogs over at http://electric-daisy.co.uk) lent me this book and I am so glad she did as I really want to read it but I am on a bit of a book ban at the moment. I have so many books to read I haven’t allowed myself to buy any more, but it doesn’t count if it is borrowed, right?
Foreign Affairs and Other Stories by Sean O’Faolain
The Woman Who Walked Into Doors by Roddy Doyle
Stephen Hero by James Joyce
The Literary Writings of Patrick Pearse Edited by Seamas ‘O Buachalla
A Star Called Henry by Roddy Doyle
Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha by Roddy Doyle
These were all lent to me by my godmother Mary who decided I couldn’t go to University College Cork without reading some classic Irish literature!
Ulysses by James Joyce
Dubliners by James Joyce
The Metaphysical Poets Edited by Helen Gardner
Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde
These books were all given to me by my mother who found them in a bookshop in Clevedon near Bristol. (http://www.clevedoncommunitybookshop.coop/)
You Are Welcome to Wales by Phil Knight
Phil Knight is a member of my Writers Group in Neath and this is his new collection of poems, which was given to me to read by Phil! I have heard a few of them being read at the writers group and I am really excited to read the rest. Also, the cover is so amazing! I can’t wait to post a review!
IN OTHER NEWS!
I am trying to find a writers magazine to subscribe to. I have picked up Writers Forum and Writing Magazine. If anyone out there knows about these sorts of things and wouldn’t mind nudging me in the direction of a good writing magazine, or thinks one of the two I have picked up is the best, comments would be much appreciated!
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Much booky love,
E. St. C