Tuesday, 3 September 2013

A trip to the book shop

Hi everyone, today I went to this little second hand book shop and I managed to pick up 4 books for only 80p, which is crazy! I picked up Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, Pride and Prejudiced by Jane Austen and Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. I'm currently studying English Language and Literature at A Level and we have a list of authors who's books we should read for our coursework, and of course these writers were on the list. I've been wanting to read these classics for a while now, and my coursework in a way has forced me to! I also finished reading Ian McEwan's Atonement today. At first I found it a bit difficult to get into and in all honesty I found it a bit boring to start off with. But I tried to get into that style of writing, which i'm not really used to reading and I liked it in the end. If I hadn't of watched the film first, I think I would have found it even more confusing. I also bought The Picture of Dorian Grey purely because I watched the film version with Ben Barnes in it (I may have only watched it because he was in it...) and it was kinda scary but the plot and story was good. I might as well give it a go!

I know this isn't to do with books, but in the last picture i'm wearing my new ankle socks with frilly lace. I bought 3 pairs for £8 from Topshop the other day and I can't stop wearing them, they're so cute.

Charlotte xx

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  1. you have a lovely blog <3 i really love books in english, i understand that even more than my language!!
    kisses ♥

  2. I had to read The Picture Of Dorian Grey for school and... It's amazing! I haven't seen the movie yet, so I can't compare both to you, but the book is one of my favorites! It's quite dark but the writing is so light that you feel like you're part of the story. Plus: Dorian is an actual fetus when the book starts so it's hard not to fall in love with him!

    1. I'm excited to start reading it! Ooh you should watch the movie, its great but also kinda scary :)

  3. I LOVE your choices! I love jane eyre especially...such a lovely story and soo touching...xx


  4. Love the smell of a old book.. nice book choices

    xx Mounia

    1. Me too, there's just something about old books :)

  5. nice post dear <333 love your blog!


  6. haven't read the second book you listed but will do soon because the other books are great greats! love the photos, so prefer books over electronic reading!


  7. This is such a good little haul, I LOVE old books and these are so cheap! I don't often go into little second hand book shops as we don't have many where I live. (Not that I know of anyway) I'm a new follower, I LOVE the design of your blog, its so perfect. I'm actually looking at redesigning my own and your blog is perfect inspiration!

    Christina | Passion Obsession - Currently hosting a beauty hamper giveaway!

  8. So happy i found your blog again, I thought i was following but i wasn't... I obviously am now! You take such lovely pictures! I love your blog.
    Amy xx | Let's Fly Away

  9. Totally in love with your blog design, and your posts. What kind of camera do you use? I will definitely have to follow you simply because you write so well and I like how your blog is organized.

    Raven Rosie

  10. Pictures create a special mood i like it very much :)


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