What's on the TBR pile?

What’s on the reading pile?

The craziest book deal stumbled across my path this week and as a result, I learned a little more about second hand book selling on Amazon.

A used paperback for – wait for it – 1p. One whole penny. I couldn’t believe my eyes! Until I saw that postage and packaging was £2.97. Oh well, what are you going to do? It was still a good enough price for me to buy it.

So, about this book. There are a few urban fantasies that I’ve been meaning to get my hands on for a while in paperback and I’m talking some YA classics from the last decade or so. One of them that came tumbling onto my doormat this morning and it’s been a long time coming:


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The “Beauty and the Beast” style bell jar was an anniversary gift from my in-laws and it’s perfect for my bookshelf!

I’m sure you know all about Beautiful Creatures, it was a huge hit until the movie came out. Shamefully, I’ve only seen the movie and not read the book and after hearing that the movie was dismal compared with the book, I’ve always wanted to read it.

The original cover would have been great but like I say, this book was priced at a whole penny and I’m more interested in what’s inside than outside. Beautiful Creatures was almost like Twilight for a while and after seeing the movie, I’m super interested to carry on the series, too.

For ages I stayed away from second hand books on Amazon just because the delivery prices were always quite high. But when the price of a second hand paperback plus delivery is more or less the same as some e-books, it’s worth a look through. I was chuffed to get this book so cheap and now I get the chance to read something that’s been on my TBR pile for a long time.

My husband might not approve of me filling up our already overflowing bookshelf but hey, this gives me a chance to suggest that we need more bookshelves. It’s a work in progress!

Thanks for reading!

9 thoughts on “What’s on the reading pile?”

  1. When looking for non-fiction, what might be classed as academic works (always expensive) I always hope for a secondhand book from Amazon or the sellers that work with them. Many of these are ex-library books. And who minds the postage; it’s still good value 🙂

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      1. Yep. Anyone would think the text chiselled in gold. It was a collection of papers from an archaeology symposium. I have since tracked down those papers that really interest me… for free!

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