Here’s a little review of books brought so far this year

To say I’m addicted to buying books (bibliotaph) would be a terrific understatement. I can’t even talk about books without feeling the urge to purchase one or 20! Right this very instant, I’m opening a new tab to a bookstore because I do need to buy one now, lol.

So, I’ve seen another page Bibliophile Book Club write a post about her buys so far this year, and I must say, I do so very love looking at other people’s purchases. So I thought i’d be fun to tally mine so far. So here we go…

Hardcopy Books —

Arrived in today's mail, that was quick! #book #books #bookbuy #newbook #bookworm #booklover #bibliophile #bibliotaph #printovert #instabooks #bookstagram #bookaholic #bookaddict #ilovebooks #bookpic #bookporn #bookcover #allthebrightplaces
I'm waiting for a few new books from @bookdepository this is one.  One of those books I keep seeing so have go get! #books #book #bookworm #booklover #bookgeek #bookgirl #ilovebooks #bookstagram #bookaholic #bookaddict #bookporn #bookcover #bibliotaph #bibliophile
And... Bought some more books today πŸ˜œπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸŽ‰πŸ˜ #bookhaul #bookbuys #books #book #bookhoarder #bibliotaph #bibliophile #bookjunkie #bookporn #bookpic #bookgeek #booklady #crazybooklady #ilovebooks #bookfan #mylibrary #mycollection #newbooks
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Today I brought 34 books πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ˜ lot 1 of 2 #book #books #bookbuy #bookish #booklover #booklove #bookjunkie #bookgeek #bookgirl #bookhoarder #bookhaul #mylibrary #mycollection #bookpic #bookstash #bookstagram #instabook #instabooks #bookaholic #bookporn #bookworm
Brought new #shelves today and in the process of rearranging. Brought this #newbook today looks and sounds fab! #bookaddict #bookaholic #instabooks #instabook #book #books #bookish #bookpic #bookpicture #bookporn #bookworm #bookbuy #besidemyself #bookstagram #ilovebooks #bookgeek #bookgirl #bookcollector #mylibrary #mycollection
Today's new books πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ #books #book #bookish #bookpic #bookstagram #bookworm #bookhaul #bookgeek #bookgirl #booklover #booklove #instabook #read #bookaholic #mylibrary #mycollection #bookporn
I was away from home last week And these books arrived πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸŽ‰ #bibliophile #bookaddict #bibliophile #bookhaul #bookfan #books #book #bookjunkie #booklover #bookgeek #bookstagram #instabook #mylibrary #mycollection
So excited! Struck gold this morning and have this fabulous stash of buys today 😁 #bookhaul #book #books #bookjunkie #booklover #bookgeek #bookgirl #ilovebooks #bookstagram #instabook #bookaholic #bookaddict #bookbuys #mycollection #mylibrary
Today's book buys πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ˜πŸ“š #newbooks #bookhaul #books #book #bookfan #bookgeek #bookgirl #bookstagram #bookworm #bookish #booklover #bookaholic #bookcollector #instabooks #bookporn #bookphoto #bookpile #mylibrary #mycollection #bookcollector #bibliophile #bibliotaph #ilovebooks
Today's purchases πŸ˜πŸ“šπŸ“šπŸ“š #bookhaul #bookbuys #bookworm #booklover #bookjunkie #bookgeek #bookgirl #bookcollection #bookhoarder #ilovebooks #bookstagram #bookaholic #instabook #bookpictures #mylibrary
Brought three more Christmas gift books today taking my total to 11 πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜πŸ“š #book #books #bookgeek #bookgirl #booknerd #bookaddict #bookhaul #christmasgifts #instabook #bookstagram #bookselfie #bibliotaph #bibliophile #booklover #bookish #bookaholic #stephenking #mohayder
Hope you all had a merry Christmas. My wonderful momma and partner both gave me money and I brought some books today and #boxingdaysales πŸ˜πŸ“šπŸ“š #book #bookjunkies #books #bookworm #booklover #bookgirl #bookgeek #bookporn #bookselfie #bookaholic #bookstagram #instabook #booknerd #bookaddict
Ebooks —
Today's #ebook purchase πŸ™ŒπŸΌ #evooklover #ebooks #ebookhoarder #ebookcollection #myebooklibrary #ebookjunkie #ebookworm #book #ebookstagram #bookstagram #bibliophile #bibliotaph #amazon
So there you have it. My purchases so far which I am so bloody happy to look at! I’m waiting for some to arrive in the mail at the moment. Although my partner has suggested that I try something different this year for my last two semesters of my undergrad degree. To resist buying books during the semester and instead use them as a reward when I complete a goal. I have to admit, it’s a good idea, I just don’t know how strong my will to not buy is! LOL.
Here’s one more magical book pic and then I’m off πŸ™‚
Magical rainbow books 😍 -- #rainbowbooks #rainbowshelfie #shelfie #bookshelf #bookshelves #library #mylibrary #myhaven #mycollection #bookporn #bookpicture #booknutter #bookgirl #bookjunkie #booklady #crazybooklady #bookfan #bookstagram #instabooks #bookaholic #bookaddict #ilovebooks #bookpicture #bookchick #vibrantbooks #r#bibliophile #bibliotaph #printovert
Happy reading!!
Nat

 

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Recent buys

So as usual I’ve purchased up a storm the last two weeks. I’d like to say I can help it, but I’m compulsive. I see or hear about books and I have the ‘must buy books right now’ urge πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜³ Here’s what I’ve bought 😍

   
    
   
And I’m having to buy more shelves on the weekend! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ 

Happy reading 

Nat πŸ“š

Review: Karla; A Pact With the Devil By Stephen Williams

UnknownPaul Bernardo and Karla Holmolka were husband and wife Canadians who were responsible for the rapes and murder of at least three young women, and Bernardo also responsible for at least 19 other rapes. Β More infamously, the couple are responsible for the rape and murder of Homolka’s 16 year old sister, Tammy.

The book Karla, is the second by the author on the “Barbie and Ken Killers”, although mainly focuses on Karla and the inside ‘scoop’ of the deal she cut with the prosecution of her husband and her reasonably short prison sentence.

This book isn’t for you, if you’re not a fan of the criminal justice side of true crime stories. I see and read a lot of comment about being “too much court room” and not about the crime, per se. This story is very much more about the political and court room goings on, that the actual crimes themselves. Even more so, it’s about Karla and her letters to both the author and those who defended her and treated her.

Needless to say, I personally found it fascinating and frustrating. The justice system and professionals don’t always get it right, this would be one of those times. Hearing about her interrogations and interviews with police and psychologists and psychiatrists really struck a cord with me, seeing as I’m in the field. Goes to show, how interpretation doesn’t necessarily equal fact. Nor does it always prove correct. This along with the mistakes and incompetence from the police, lead me to feel a bit of anger at the whole situation, in that Karla may have very well gotten a longer sentence than what she served had the job been done properly, and the experts performing in their proper capacity.

There’s also a movie based of this book with an almost similar title, Karla. movie karlaLaura Prepon, from Orange is the New Black, stars as Karla. If you’re a true crime based movie buff, or just like watching movies then add this one to your list. It wasn’t too bad.

So, in conclusion, this books was very informative but more on the personal side of Karla and the events in the criminal justice system that lead to her deal with the prosecution and prison sentence. If you want a book more on the crimes themselves, then I suggest you go with the authors first book on this couple.

I give this book: small_cute-bookwormsmall_cute-bookwormsmall_cute-bookwormsmall_cute-bookworm/5

Purchase on Kindle here

Until next time, happy reading!

Nat

Review: The Longest Ride By Nicholas Sparks

WARNING: Don’t judge a movie by its book, or a book by its movie. In fact, why judge at all!

I’ve never been one of those book readers that despises the movie adaptations of their books. I’ve always thought that both book and movie are two entirely different mediums, which both aim to tell a story to its readers or viewers in their different way. How you can you judge either against each other? You can’t. A book has as long as it wants to describe a story, and a movie only has so much to show to the story.

In saying that, The Longest Ride By Nicholas Sparks (the book) is different to the movie. And I loved the movie. More so in the way and times that the story takes place in the book, to the movie. If you’ve seen the movie, it might annoy you.

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I absolutely loved the book (and the movie). No surprise, really. I’ve read a number of Sparks books and really love his way with words. To me, he can really grab his readers and his romantic tone it’s so sweet, it gives me goosebumps! You know a book is good when it brings tears to your eyes, and this one most definitely did! If you’re not a fan of mild cliche’s then I wouldn’t recommend this to you, because there are but I love a good one. I’m reading fiction, not reality!

The chapters are character done, with some being in 3rd person, and some in 1st. Surprisingly, I’ve never liked 1st person, however the gradual introduction may have changed my mind. Which will be a good thing because I think there are a number of books in my collection that are 1st person.

Like I mentioned previously, the events are different to the movie, but I won’t mention what they are here as I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t seen the movie or read the book.

If you’re already a fan of Spark’s previous books, then I think you’ll remain one after this book. I thought this one was brilliant, and I very much look forward to getting to The Choice in two books time.

I give book:Β large_cute-bookworm 1large_cute-bookworm 1large_cute-bookworm 1large_cute-bookworm 1large_cute-bookworm 1/5

Grab yourself a kindle copy here

Happy Reading!

Nat

 

New year, new month, new book challengeΒ 

Happy new year to you all! πŸŽ‰ I plan on making 2016 my best year yet!

So if you were following my book challenge last month, you’ll notice I just stopped. Hasn’t read enough last year to have a clue what to put each day, to be honest. So, let’s see if I can do better this month! 

Jan 1: my TBR pile for the month — basically the same as last month with one new addition 

  
Happy reading 

Nat πŸ“š