Monday, 21 January 2013

Lifeline Bookfest Summer 2013

Hey peeps! I hope you had a great weekend. Mine was pretty amazing. On Saturday I had a brunch with some friends, then Jason and I went to the Lifeline Bookfest afterwards. (I also got a massage on Sunday!). If you have been reading my blog you will know that going to the Bookfest is one of my favourite events to attend each year. As I've mentioned before supporting a charity and books is a good combination. 

So here are the books I bought....

1. Babysitter Club books for my collection, St Clares and Malory Towers books, colour illustrated version The Boy and his horse (Narnia Chronicles), 2nd book in Emily of New Moon series, The Unicorn Sonata (in preparation for my unicorn inspired birthday - I do want to read The Last Unicorn as well), A unicorn picture book for inspiration (and my future kids book shelves)

2. So I'm a huge Star Wars fan and wanted to try reading a book series, have wanted to read Flowers in the attic, I like Juliet Marillier's YA books, Robin Hobb is a good fantasy writer, I enjoy Melina Marchetta books since reading Looking for Alibrandi for high school

3. I wanted to try the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency, recommended Jodi Picoult, Still haven't read Water for Elephants, The Blind Assasin I thought could be interesting (though I have read A Handmaiden's tale and wasn't sure if I really liked it), another recommended Jodi Picoult

4. I thought this was a cute kids book since it's in English and French! Another good book for my future kids bookshelves. 

I got a good haul yet again. I'm running out of room on my book shelves but I just need to shift things around and maybe give away a few of the books I know I won't read again. 

Have a fantastic week!


Tina said...

melina marchetta writes amazing books. saving francesca was the second one i read after alibrandi too :)

also, i tried no 1 ladies detective agency about a year ago and was disappointed. it's weird since i've heard so many good things about it. maybe i should try again and start from the first one

k said...

i would lOVE a bookfest. nothing more that i like owning like books :)

Megan said...

Flowers in the Attic is one of my very favorite books!!
You got so many great books Gracie!! I hope you have a blast making your way through them all!! xo

RACHAEL said...

Love Jodi Picoult, she's one of my favourite authors. I think you'll like Nineteen minutes. I'm yet to read Vanishing Acts.

Sandy a la Mode said...

love jodi picoult!! :)

Sandy a la Mode

Claire said...

oh i read my mum's Flowers in the Attic book (and all the other Virginia Andrews series) when i was a teenager, i absolutely LOVED it!!

trishie said...

Great books! I can't wait for the next bookfair near me so I can buy tons of books too.

Oh, My Darling said...

Nice! I'm starting a nostalgia book club soon and am definitely starting with some BSC!

Erin {pughs' news} said...

One can never have too many new books! You've got some good ones there. We have a Diane Goode French/English book with those same characters in it. The boys love it. It's called Mama's Perfect Present/Le Cadeau Parfait pour Maman. The pictures in it are lovely.