Thursday, 16 February 2017

January Second Hand Book Haul.



I asked on twitter if you would be interested in a haul of books I have thrifted this month and with a resounding YES I thought I better deliver! So here are the books that I bought in January! I had a great little haul in London followed by a few bits in my home town!

1. Fashion Uk Caryn Franklin

I am growing a little library of fashion books and when I saw this for £2.99 in Oxfam in Wood Green. Its a guide of which shops stand out from the crowd. Published in 2002 its been an interesting read to see which shops are still around and doing well!

2. Backwards In High Heels, The Impossible Art of Being Female

This was another London buy and I can't actually remember which shop I bought it in! I was originally drawn to it because of the pretty cover I am not going to lie but it describes itself as " a book for every woman struggling to make sense of the contradictory demands of the 21st century" and I am really looking forward to reading it!

3. Banksy wall and peace

Another London pick up! After reading humans of New York stories last month I really liked the idea of getting more coffee table books that I could just sit and read with a cup of tea and just kind of flick through when I am chilling. Finding this in the FARA shop in London seemed pretty perfect for a London souvenir too and I paid £4.99 for it.

4. London Style City
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Another perfect London souvenier is this style city book. I have been looking for photgraphy books in Charity shops for ages but they just aren't something you regularly come across in Leicester!

5. Living Dolls
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I have been reading a lot more feminist literature lately and this was on my to read list so jumped at the chance when I saw it for £2.99 in the Leicester Oxfam!

6. Never Judge a book by its cover - Lisa Riley my story 
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I bloody love Lisa Riley so when I saw her book for 49p in Age UK I had to snap it up! I totally fell for her when she proved on Strictly that fat isnt an indicator of health or dance ability and I am looking forward to reading her story!

7. The fault in our stars
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I loved the film and thought I should probably read the book too! Again 49p in Age UK. I find a lot of charity shops have really hiked up there prices recently so its nice to see that there are still bargains to be had!

8. Jane Eyre 
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 I know its shameful that I havent read this yet! Thats all I can say right? £1, straight in my basket (well actually in my arms that were already overflowing with things) from British Heart Foundation.

9. The Great British Bake Off - How To Bake
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Did I tell you I am trying to bake more? My biggest bargain of the month at 99p (for sale on amazon at £17.49) and in mint condition! Its beautifully illustrated and has plenty of easy to follow recipes that I cant wait to get stuck into!

10. Style Feed: The Worlds Top Fashion Blogs
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I dont think a book has ever left the shelf as fast as this one did when I got my beady eyes on it. In mint condition and only costing £3 from the British Heart Foundation I had to give it a go. Still for sale for £16.99 I took it straight to costa and went from cover to cover while drinking a hot chocolate! It has given me some fashion blogging tips and envy and also introduced me to some new bloggers!


Charlotte Lucy.
  

9 comments:

  1. Oh wow! I love books and have took a vow this year that I need to curb my spending on them as they can be really expensive! I aim to join the library as well as shop more in charity shops for books. Your bargains have definitely inspired me to go and have a look!

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    1. The ones in London were really good! I find places like Oxfam and British Heart Foundation are the best for books but they tend to know there worth. The best are like age uk where they tend to have them all for one price

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  2. I loved reading the fault in our stars! It's definitely a tear jerker! I found I read it so quickly as I just wanted to know how it ended! I love reading but tend to buy ebooks now for my kindle as I don't have anywhere to put actual books!! Enjoy reading them all! xxx Molly - www.therosebeautyfiles.com

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    1. See I have a kindle but I have a real love for actual books

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  3. Charlotte this is a brilliant book haul - you found some real gems there! Every time I look in my local charity shop all I seem to find are endless copies of 50 shades and really tatty looking chic lit. I'd snap up the fashion books you found in a heart beat.

    Kara
    www.spreadthesparkle.co.uk
    💗

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    1. Ah thankyou! Yes the fashion books I just jumped at straight away

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  4. I have that Bake Off book! Not sure I've ever actually baked anything from it! Buying books second hand is a great idea. We do that a lot of birthdays and Christmas etc as we're not precious about having brand new books.

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  5. You've found some right gems! I love reading and whilst I have a kindle for confidence, I also have a gigantic bookshelf full!

    Enjoy 💕

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  6. I love the great british bake off book! I'm kick starting my reading once I move out, too many distractions at home at the minute. I will definitely be referring to this xxxx

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