Friday, 21 March 2014

Fiction Friday: Another Discount Book Haul!

Another book haul Imogen? Didn't you just do one? Yes! I did! Don't judge me! In my defence I bought 43 books for £33.95- So these books were around 77 pence each if my math is correct. Not too shabby. And hey- I can always find more nooks and crannys to shove books, right?


So these books are…





The Douglas Adams Collection - £4.99 at the time of buying, now £8.99
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
Life, the Universe and Everything
So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish
Mostly Harmless
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency
The Salmon of Doubt

I bought two copies of this, one for me and one to give away because even though I own a couple of these books, this set was so cheap it was better value to buy all of these, than the four I don't have. I love Douglas Adams writing for radio and film and I've read enough to know his writing is really fantastic and original. If you haven't come into contact with his work before I truly recommend it. 




The Gollancz 50th Anniversary Fantasy Collection - £7.99
Flowers For Algernon by Daniel Keyes
The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolf
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick
Hyperion by Dan Simmons
Eric by Terry Pratchett
I Am Legend by Richard Matheson
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

This is a great selection of Fantasty/SciFi books and I'm really excited to try out some of the work of some very recognisable names. This set includes one of my all time favourite books- I am Legend which considering I paid £7.99 for when I first bought it, makes this set 100% worth it.





The Hidden Classics Collection - £5.99
The Last Day of a Condemned Man by Victor Hugo
The Devil's Elixirs by E.T.A Hoffman
Peter Schlemihl by Adelbert Von Chamisso
A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder by James De Mille
The Haunted House by Charles Dickens
The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Notes from The Underground by Fyodor Dostoevsky
The Monk and the Hangman's Daughter by Ambrose Bierce
The Good Soldier by Ford Maddox Ford
The Black Spider by Jeremias Gotthelf

I don't read or own many classics, much to the irritation of my mother, so I thought where was a better place to start than these at just 59 pence each? These are all slightly less known, but still great, classics by various authors. "A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder" is just calling to me, what a great name.






The P.G. Wodehouse Collection - £9.99
Summer Lightning
Pigs have Wings
A Pelican at Blandings
Service with a Smile
Uncle Fred in the Springtime
Blandings Castle
Full Moon
Leave it to Psmith
Something Fresh

You may remember that I got a Wodehouse book for Christmas and although I haven't read it yet, I have flicked through it and decidedly liked Wodehouse's work enough to buy these to push me over the £25 you need for Free Delivery. I love the colours of the spines as well- they just look so summery.

And where did I find these? The Book People! I love The Book People, they have amazing value collections as you can see and also send out a catalogue every now and then that I used to pour over as a child marking the pages of everything I wanted. They also currently have an extra 12% off! I recommend all the collections I bought and also- The Hunger Games trilogy that I reviewed here! And the Sookie Stackhouse/ True Blood collection which I bought from The Book People years ago.

Have you ever read any of these? What do you think of my haul?

2 comments:

  1. So i pretty much want to go and buy a whole load of books now! P.S Thanks for commenting, I was searching for your blog the other day but hadn't realised you'd moved! x

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    1. Do iiiiittttt :') *enabler of book buying*
      I did! I wasn't feeling blogging entirely about beauty anymore and wanted a fresh start. <3

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