July 26, 2014

Lost a book

This is one of the most annoying things.  I bought a book that I was sure was the first book in a trilogy because I was certain I had book 2.  On returning home, I looked up the series online, and yes!  The second book cover is very familiar but I can't find it in my book cases anywhere :-(  Nooooooooo!  So now its a case of upending 3 BIG bookcases full of books until I find it... 

I just hope I didn't take it back to my folks house and leave it in my old bookcase there?


Book splurge

I spent the last two days visiting family back home.  Got to spend some time with my mum - who is recovering from hip replacement surgery - and, along with my aunt, we went shopping yesterday.  It was a bit of a circus.  Getting my mum in and out of the car and setting up the wheel chair each time, but we all enjoyed the day out.  Got to go to Spotlight and buy some more fabrics.  Thought I'd better do that before hitting the shopping centre (and the bookshops!).

As you can see, I raided the discount book bin at mum's Big W.  There are so many books in that store, compared to my local Big W, so I was actually able to find a few books.  There was one in particular that I was really chuffed to find as it is OOS (out of stock) at all the online book stores that I've tried to buy it from.  So you can imagine my surprise when I plucked Written in Blood by Sheila Lowe out of a pile at the bottom of the bin (I actually found 2!).  I also found two more books in the Kitty Norville series by Carrie Vaughn, plus a Joan Hess Claire Mallory book, and the big score was the final book in the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness

Then last night I remembered the email I'd recieved on Thursday from Book Depository which was for a voucher for an extra 5% off and I just couldn't help myself.  I was going to get another 2 books, but their prices had increased by about $2 each (I'd missed the pre-order period), so I'll just keep them in my wishlist and wait until the prices come down again.  In the end I bought books that were in series I'd been collecting. 

I've been trying to curb my book addiction lately, but as you can plainly see- it doesn't seem to be working all that well.  Next month there are more books coming out in some of the other series I've been getting.  Oy, it's a never ending cycle ;-D


July 20, 2014

Doctor Who is Back!

I'm soooo excited!  Don't forget to cancel your plans, fire up the popcorn and get ready as the Doctor will be back on Australian screens {ABC of course} for the first episode of season 8 on 24th August 2014.

It seems our new Doctor will be exploring a darker side of his nature ;-D  Can't wait!