I don’t think there’s anything better to do if you wake up sad than to drive to your favourite book shop and buy loads of books. So that’s what i did.
I’ve spoke about my favourite bookshop before – it’s just outside of Buxton in the north of England. It’s somewhat of a warehouse bookstore, with discount prices of pretty much any genre of book you can think of. They lack on new releases, but have a lot of other cheap books to discover. You can really find some hidden gems in there. Especially in the YA section if you look hard enough.
As i said, i woke up the morning before a pretty big work day and after a week of stressful work, pretty sad. So it was suggested i took a trip to my favourite book shop! I’ve started to limit myself to a £20.00 spend each time i go, just so i don’t end up picking up too much that i don’t actually want or i won’t read.
I picked up eight books for my budget this time, and luckily there were some that i’ve been after for quite some time.
- Ink by Alice Broadway
- Postcards From The Edge by Carrie Fisher
- Nothing Tastes As Good by Claire Hennessy
- The Day Of The Triffids by John Wyndham
- Birdy by Jess Vallance
- Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik
- Needlework by Deirdre Sullivan
- Things We Couldn’t Explain by Betsy Tobin
I’ve been after a cheap copy of Ink for quite some time now, so i’m very happy that i picked that up. I also am pretty excited to read Sofia Khan Is Not Obliged after reading Ayisha Malik’s story in the A Change Is Gonna Come anthology.
The great thing about this book shop is that they also have a cafe, so you can take a break from book shopping and have a drink – i personally use this time to debate my purchases. I love this shop so much, i usually spend a few hours in there and completely immerse myself in books.
I think it’ll be a while until i venture there again so i have a chance to read through the ones that i bought this time. Let me know in the comments if you’ve read any of these before!