After waking up super early yesterday morning, I decided I would Google search if there were any car boot sales around. I was not disappointed. I managed to pick up two pairs of shoes, a Gryffindor scarf, and some Goosebump Books (to sell). I also managed to get these books at a BARGAIN:
Tess of the D’urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
RRP: £6.99 <> Paid 50p <> Condition 7/10
Blurb: Tess is a good woman. But in her time and her place, being good – and being a woman – is not enough to find justice in a world dominated by powerful men and even more powerful traditions. When Tess falls in love with Angel, she cannot imagine the heartbreak that will follow… or the lengths she will have to go to in order prove the strength.
My thoughts: To be honest, I liked the black cover, I liked the condition and I liked the price. I saw one word; ‘Angel’, and decided that this book was good enough to spend 50 whole pence on!
The Shining by Stephen King
RRP: £9.99 <> Paid: 0.67p (3 books for £2) <> Condition: 7/10
Blurb: There isn’t one on this book. How strange. I’m guessing with it being so famous, it doesn’t NEED a blurb.
My thoughts: I bought this book because my friend collect Stephen King books. I think she probably has this one but I’ll will find out soon enough. If not, then I will probably swap this as I don’t fancy reading it. I know…. I’m shocking, but I’ve never once fancied reading a Stephen King novel.
What Remains of Me by A. L. Gaylin
RRP: £7.99 <> Paid: 67p (3 books for £2) <> Condition: 6/10
Blurb: Thirty years ago, Kelly Lund was jailed for the murder of a famous Hollywood film director.
Now she’s out. Robbed of her youth, but finally free.
However, some secrets are too big to be buried, and when Kelly’s father-in-law is found dead in a pool of his own blood, she finds herself the prime suspect once more.
As the lies and the truth converge, Kelly discovers unlikely allies who think she might be innocent of both crimes.
But if she is guilty, is it possible that she has killed again?
My thoughts: It sounds interesting. I only picked it up as I needed one more of my three (the deal was £1 each or three for £2, so no brainer!)
Me and Mr Darcy by Alexandra Potter
RRP: £6.99 <> Paid: 67p (3 books for £2) <> Condition: 8/10
Blurb: After a string of disastrous relationships, Emily Albright has had it with modern men.
She’d rather curl up with Pride and Prejudice and step into a time where men were honourable and strode across fields in breeches, in their damp shirts clinging to their chests. The men she meets are more into pleated trousers, two-timing and internet porn.
So when her best friend invites her to Mexico for a week of margaritas and manhunting, Emily books a guided tour of Jane Austen country instead.
There are no dream men here. The coach is full of pensioners apart from one Spike Hargreaves, a foul-tempered journalist writing a piece on why most women would love to date Mr Darcy.
But then she walks into a room and finds herself face-to-face with Darcy himself. And every woman’s fantasy suddenly becomes one woman’s reality.
My thoughts: Again, I’m going to shock you. I have never read a Jane Austen novel. Never once fancied reading them. I don’t know much about Mr Darcy; the only Mr Darcy I know is Colin Firth from Bridget Jones’s Diary. It does however, sound like a very fun book that I would like to read but may need to do a bit of research first.
More Infamous Crimes… That Shocked the World by ???
RRP: ?? <> Paid: £1 <> Condition: 5/10
Blurb: This further compelling volume provides an unequalled compendium of tales from all aspects of the criminal world.
It contains sections on topics as diverse as witchcraft and spying or protection racketeering and police corruption. The more obvious types of crime are, naturally, also featured: from lady-killers such as John Christie, of 10 Rillington Place and parent-killers, such ash the infamous Lizzy Borden, to the evil cult murders of the Manson ‘family’.
Within each section there is at least one complete case study and an account of a classic courtroom drama. The book is written by a team of experienced crime writers and journalists well-versed in the ways of the underworld and with a talent of recounting the facts to provide the maximum insight.
This extensive anthology of some of history’s most celebrated real-life crime dramas is both an absorbing and fascinating read and an unparalleled study of the criminal mind.
My thoughts: I’m really not in to factual books but I’m a bit of a weirdo and I am really in to crime and serial killers. I’m not a criminal and I’m not a serial killer but I love reading (and watching) about their crimes and delving in to their sick minds.
What do you think of my Car Boot Book Haul!?
As always, thank you for reading!
Gee Liz ❤