Sunday, 9 May 2021

Eenie meenie miny mo

  Since lockdown ended and more shops opened up I didn't feel the need to go shopping for the sake of it and have still only been going to the supermarket for food shopping.  But, last Thursday I had Oliver because the schools were off for voting and as I was going food shopping anyway I suggested we have a mooch around the charity shops in the town.  Oliver loves looking at the books on offer, he is an avid reader and is in the advanced readers at school, he comes out everyday with a book tucked under his arm and when I pick him up we have conversations about what book he is reading and what he is going to read next on the walk back home.   I'm glad he is interested in books, so many boys don't like reading so I'm happy he has inherited both his mums and my love of books.

Usually I find it's slim pickings on the books but I was very lucky in the first shop we went in and bought three for 99p

I found The Other Passenger for £1 and got the other three for 99p in another shop.

Oliver was a bit put out because all he managed to find was a Minecraft book but I came away quite chuffed with my bargains.

I hadn't bought any books for a while but the week before these popped up on Amazon so I treated myself.  So together with my charity shop haul I think I'm sorted for reading material for a while.

I've just finished reading Major Pettigrew's Last Stand, (another charity shop find a while ago), and really enjoyed it, If you have read The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry I think you would enjoy this book. 

Isn't it lovely having a nice pile of books to choose from?



Purple Pixie Dust said...

Happy Mother's day enjoy your reading

Debi said...

I have a basket of books by my bed, a pile on the floor by my chair on the porch and more than I can count downloaded on my Kindle! Books are such a treasure. All of our grands are avid readers (six boys and one girl!) and I am so glad for that. All of their households have reading time every day. I cannot imagine a day without reading! Have a great week!

Jo said...

It's lovely that Oliver is so interested in reading. Daniel used to read when he was at school but only books which he was really interested in, he'd follow particular series. He doesn't read very much at all now. Eleanor's never been a reader. It really saddens me because I've loved books all my life and I know just how much you can get out of reading. You did well in the charity shops, it's always nice to have a pile of books waiting to be read.

Poppypatchwork said...

Nothing better than a pile of books waiting to be read, I met a friend last Tuesday and swapped loads of books. Pretty Girls is a brilliant book, I've not read any of the others, I will look out for Major Pettigrew's last stand, I loved Harold Fry and also Queenie Hennessy. I love seeing our grandsons with a book in their hands.

Shrimpton and Perfect said...

Thanks for sharing your bargains with us. I have read many books after seeing them recommended on blogs. Always good to have a few in reserve.
jean. x

Miriam said...

What a nice and cheap loop you did! 😀” The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry” is on my book wish list, but I am not sure I will find it in English at my local bookshop.
Have a nice reading,

butterfly said...

I love reading and set time twice a day to read .
Great way to relax .
Have a happy week.

MartinaM said...

How nice that your shops are slowly opening, with us they were open for a few weeks, now they are closed again and you can make appointments for shopping from this week. I really wish it got better, so let's hope for the best.
You have chosen interesting books, I finally have to read again.
have a good time, Martina

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Lowcarb team member said...

You certainly have a very good selection of books there.
Happy reading.

All the best Jan

Jackie said...

I just splurged and used part of my Christmas gift from Harvey to purchase three books for my ereader. I will be checking out the free titles to see what strikes my fancy this week at some point.

You have lots of lovely books to read.

God bless.

Dee said...

Looks like you are set for summer reading in the garden!