dinsdag 2 september 2014

August Book Haul

So, I discovered BookTube. And then I remembered how much I loved books and how I like touching their spines and how I fall in love with their covers. I dumped my book-buying rule (only coffee table books) and bought a bunch of books. Some of them I bough in June & July, but I bought most in August (hence the name of this post). Some I've already read, but most I still have to and I'm looking forward to discovering all those unread pages!

The Wes Anderson Collection by Matt Zoller Seitz - This book was on my wishlist a couple of months ago. Since then I watched a couple more Anderson movies like The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Darjeeling Limited, which I both really liked. I haven't made time to really enjoy this book (shame on me), but now that my 18-day holiday has arrived this will soon change.

Mijn Tas by Elisanna & Fynn - I wasn't really planning on buying this, but then I got a coupon with La Maison Victor and, you know, I bought it. Some patterns look a bit simple, but I would love to make Wiske & Ida. Another thing on my holiday-to-do list.

Art d'Eco by Kelly Eeckhaut - I got this one as a review copy and boy do I need to review this! It's only available in dutch and it's a DIY book like I haven't seen one before. Kelly mixed recycling and upcycling in clothing, the kitchen, beauty and in home decor. I know very little of DIY beauty products, so I'm looking forward to reading those parts.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs - I've heard and read so much about this book and when I saw the pretty hardcover version with all those creepy pictures in a local bookstore I decided to buy it. I don't know how important the pictures are, but I've found out recently that I've read The Graveyard Book without pictures because I read it on my Kindle. I felt bummed by missing the illustrations, that's why I wanted the physical version of this book. Another one on the to-read list in September.

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell - Ok, I know I risk sounding crazy, but this is my second 1984 copy. That would probably be all right if 1984 was my favourite book ever, but it isn't. Worse, I've tried reading it and I never finished. Yup, madness. BUT! This cover! This is the prettiest cover ever! It was designed by John Gray who also designed lot's of other amazing covers. I am planning on reading this copy though and I really hope I can fall in love with the story this time.

Neverwhere & Stardust by Neil Gaiman - After finishing Neverwhere I realised I had exactly zero copies of Neil Gaiman books. Which is weird, as I'm quite fond of Nail Gaiman and his books. I absolutely loved reading both Stardust and Neverwhere and I also liked the Graveyard Book. So I ordered Stardust & Neverwhere. I would like a copy of The Graveyard Book, but there are two versions and they have both different illustrations and I can't decide which version I like better. Yes, first world problems.

I don't know about you, but for me this is quite the amount of books to have bought in one month (or even a couple of months). Have you guys bought some nice books recently? Or are you planning on buying a specific book?

6 opmerkingen:

  1. Leuke boeken. Art D'Eco staat hoog op mijn verlanglijstje, evenals het boek van John Green.

  2. ahh, Miss Peregrine... heel leuke boek en zo mooi vormgegeven. En de foto's zijn belangrijk hoor :)
    De tweede is hier ook al uit en nu is het wachten op deel 3

  3. Bekentenis van de dag: ik kocht in augustus in totaal 17 boeken. Zeventien. Het is schaamtelijk. Wel veel tweedehands, gelukkig, maar toch. Zeventien. De invloed van Booktube. Zucht. Om maar te zeggen: het kan erger. :s

    Neverwhere en Miss Peregrine's vond ik allebei super. Veel leesplezier!

    1. BookTube is zo goed voor de boekenverkoop! En zeventien is wel zot, maar absoluut niet schaamtelijk (zolang dat je ze niet jarenlang ongelezen in een boekenkast laat staan natuurlijk...).

      Neverwhere vond ik ook heel leuk en ik denk dat ik Miss Peregrine ga houden voor de read-a-thon, 't zijn grote letters dus dat moet vlot lezen. :p

  4. 1948 vond ik echt een goed boek! En Art d'Eco heb ik hier ook liggen, twee keer zelfs. Dat komt ervan als je meedoet met meer dan een giveaway voor hetzelfde ding :)

    1. Amai twee keer gewonnen. Ge kunt er zelf een nieuwe give-away met organiseren :)


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