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Hoi! This is my slightly belated September book haul
So a week ago I only had four books to show in my haul, so I thought
I'll go to Foyles, pick up one or two books and then I got another couple books for
review, so guess I didn't have to worry about it all. The first two books kind of
have a story behind it. First of all
they come in this awesome bag which says The Bloxham Hotel
I went to the launch party for this book and we had to come dressed up
in 1920s style and we went to The Ritz which
I never thought I would ever set foot in. I got to the door and it was opened up
for me and then we were led to these beautiful rooms and there were actors
in 1920s dress walking through the crowd and there are these crazy
characters and maids.
So that evening The Ritz was The Bloxham Hotel and when the manager of the
hotel
did a little speech talking about how exciting it was to have us there
someone ran in and told him that there had been a murder.
So throughout the night all these things were happening and we got to see
the murder victim in the room and try and figure out had happened.
And this was the launch party for The Monogram Murders, which is the
new Agatha Christie book.
And it was written by Sophie Hannah. First of all let's check out this
amazing cover and then what's on the inside of it.
Look at that. I have never read any Agatha Christie before so this was all
totally new to me and I'm really looking for diving into the story.
Especially because I was there
for the set up of the murder that happens in this book. They also filmed a bunch of the things that
happened and I'll put links to some of those videos in the description. It also had
Murder on the Orient Express
so I can dive into Agatha Christie a little bit more.
And by the way, in the comments if you like Agatha Christie, please let me know what your
favorite one is, because I know
there's so much to read. Next there is a book
I bought, which is Station Eleven
by Emily St John Mandel. I heard someone talking about this on Twitter and GoodReads
I can't remember who it was.
But they were raving about this book and then I read the summary and thought: yes,
that is for me.
It is about a Hollywood star and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered
outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.
So this is kind of an apocalyptic novel with a
weird twist to it. Then I have I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith.
Which I don't want to say too much about, because
there's another video going up where I talk about
this book but it will probably go up after this one.
You will see. Then we have the so amazing Through The Woods by Emily Carroll.
I bought this at Foyles. I've had a print of this cover up on my wall because I got it at
a graphic novel / cartoon fair.
Never thought about actually looking at the book and buying it and then I saw it in Foyles
It is so good!
I've already read it but reviews will follow closer to Halloween
because it's quite scary.
Then I requested a book for review from Penguin and it is Ali Smith's
How to be both. I have had several friends rave about
Ali Smith, who I do not know too much about.
One thing to point out cover-wise is this amazing painting on the back
But the summary of the book says that there is
a Renaissance artist from the 1460s and
the child of a child of the 1960s and their lives are somehow intertwined.
So it's still a bit of a mystery to me but look forward to diving into that.
Then I bought Belzhar
by Meg Wolitzer. People have been talking about it recently and it only just came out.
It's about
a boarding school where the kids are studying The Bel Jar by Sylvia Plath
and like I am doing at the moment with The Madman's Daughter and HG Wells'
The Island of Doctor Moreau, I kind of want to read the classic The Bell Jar
and then read the YA sort of spinoff that deals with the book and then do
a double review for them. So that's why I got this one. And finally to get into the
spooky mood, I have Horrorstor
a novel by Grady Hendrix, which is by Quirk and I requested this for review.
so it is sort of based of Ikea but actually it is a horror story, as you can see from the back.
We never stop, we never sleep and now we're in your home.
This is gonna be another one for Halloween reviews for which I will be using
#SpookReviews. If you have any suggestions for awesome Halloween
themed scary books that I could review in the week before Halloween
@reply me on Twitter and use #SpookReviews. So those were all the books I got
in September. If you've read any of them, let me know in the comments what
you thought
And I'll talk to you guys later. Doei!
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September Book Haul.

1274 Folder Collection
Eating published on November 27, 2014
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