Monday 18 March 2013


I promise to look through posts for It's Monday later. I would much rather be doing that but I can't put off studying statistics and putting pen to paper any longer (sadly). For now though I thought I would quickly show off some new books I ordered from Waterstones. I really only went online to order John Connolly's The Unquiet. I have been waiting for bookshops to have this in but I can't be bothered waiting anymore. I want to get on with this series. However, it would be rude to order just one book so I ordered a couple of classics too.

I picked up Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy in the new penguin classic paperback. I get the impression that this is one of those books you either love or hate. A little like marmite. I hate marmite so I am hoping I will love this. I should probably have just got it out the library but with classics I feel I should get my own copy instead.

Lastly I picked up a Penguin Clothbound. I have been wanting to re-read Sense and Sensibility for a while now. I had planned to do it last year but didn't. So this is the year. I was determined if I was going to get my own copy of this book it had to be this edition. It's the magpie in me. I have read all of Jane Austen's books but I don't actually have my own copies (apart from P&P which you saw a few weeks ago) as I borrowed my mum's. I'm not sure she even has them any more. My mum is one of those people who passes on books as soon as she reads them. My dad is the same. My sister and I make up for it for the both of them.


  1. Oh deary me, Tess of the D'urrstupids (as I call her) is... by Thomas Hardy and he is a great writer, but his characters piss me off to no end. It'll be interesting to see what you make of it.

    And I love those clothbound editions - they are so pretty :)

  2. Lol, I am very curious about it. It was on sale so I don't feel so bad if I don't like it and it goes to charity.

    I know, I am very tempted to get the rest of Austen's books in the clothbound (apart from Emma - I hate Emma). I would have loved all the Dickens ones but I already own the ones they have produced.

  3. Oooh, that copy of S&S is gorgeous!!

    1. See, you can understand why I had to have it. ;)

  4. I so agree with the BUYING classics thing- it's like, if you're going to put the effort in and read them, then you want to have the evidence that you've read it on your shelf! Even if you didn't like it, it's still an achievement!