May has been a month in which I succeeded in not buying any books. I kept telling myself to just hold on for one month and so I have built up a huge wish list at thebookdepository, but I haven’t given in yet. That doesn’t mean I didn’t receive any books in May. Amy sent me The Glass Castle (which was super nice of her, but she apparently insists on thanking me for receiving the book?), I won Gulliver’s Travels from Allie and I received 3 books from Beautiful Books: Witness The Night, Murder At Mansfield Park and The Botticelli Secret.
This week, I received even more books. And since I’m still taking it easy and can’t be behind a computer screen for long, I decided I would post a few pictures of the books I received.
First of all, I was lucky enough to win all the books about Sherlock Holmes, plus the recent movie, from Oxford World’s Classics through twitter. I have never read any Holmes, but I’m looking forward to changing that. It also made my boyfriend very happy. He’s a big fan of movies by Guy Ritchie.
Second, Bina from If You Can Read This was nice enough to send my The Edible Woman after I offered to send Dreams of Trespass to her. Can’t wait to read this either! And yesterday, the copy of Stardust that I had ordered in April finally arrived in my mailbox. I really enjoyed the movie and I never realised it was based on a book (I know, I know, that’s the completely wrong way to go about it and I really dislike it when people mention that about books I love, but um.. it happens?). I’m hoping to love the book.
Last, but certainly not least, I received two books from the lovely Meike at Peirene Press in the mail yesterday. I can’t even begin to express how excited I am that I received these for review. I’m halfway through Stone in a Landslide which I will review later this week. I have to admit that I am already a convert and that the next time I order anything online, the third upcoming release from Peirene will certainly be among it. I know this might sound weird, but I love the idea that I might be able to keep up with their releases and collect their whole oeuvre.