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Book Haul No.18


I realised that I don't do a greeting on my blog posts and I just jump into the topic of the blog post, and looking back it seems a bit rude and I am sorry.

So, of course, another month has ended and payday has arrived, so obviously there will be a book haul (Typical). But before I talk about the books, I have a bit of an update in my life or book life.

For the last couple of months, I have had a pile of books by my bedroom door (sorry no picture), because I wanted to get rid of them. I'd come to the realisation (About June-Julyish) that the books I have been seeing on Booktube and automatically buying haven't been read or I have no interest in reading them, so I decided to give it away to charity. I know it's a silly to give away books that you might regret later on but honestly, I have no interest in picking them up or even keeping the ones that I have read.

Also, it has been a while since I have written a wrap-up here on my blog. It will be coming out soon hop…

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie (Book Review)

"The murder is with us - on the train now..."

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passengers must be the murder. 

Isolated by the storm and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer amongst a dozen of the dead man's enemies, before the murder decides to strike again...

Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

First published: 1934
Published Edition: June 4th, 2007
Publishers: Harper Collins

Goodreads Star Rating: 4/5

What did I think? This is my first introduction to Agatha Christie. I have not read any of her books before and I picked this book up first because this book is more popular in her Poirot series. I used to watch the BBC show Poirot when I was younger after school, I remember getting home and catching almost the beginning of it. T…

Try A Chapter Tag

I wasn't tagged to do this book tag but I have seen this tag on a few Booktubers videos that I follow and I've enjoyed watching it and have been wanting to read some books that have been lying around. I saw Sarah over at Sarah's Chapter and I really enjoyed the blog post (Blog post here).

The Original creator for this tag was created by Malia over at BookParadice (Video here). 

I have had a sitting pile of book that has been waiting for my undying attention to them while I read other books that I have picked up before I made the pile. I have NINE book that I want to get into and I have heard many good things about each book, so LET'S GO!

1. Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
If you don't know what this book is about. It's about Catherine Morland, she is the fourth child of ten in her family and her family is quite poor. She is invited to live with her Uncle and Aunt in Bath and meets a man by the name of Henry Tilney. I had already seen the BBC TV movie which starred…

Anno Dracula by Kim Newman (Book Review)

It is 1888 and Queen Victoria has remarried, taking as her new consort Vlad Tepes, the Wallachian Prince infamously known as Count Dracula. Peppered with familiar characters from Victorian history and fiction, the novel follows vampire Geneviève Dieudonné and Charles Beauregard of the Diogenes Club as they strive to solve the mystery of the Ripper murders.
Anno Dracula is a rich and panoramic tale, combining horror, politics, mystery and romance to create a unique and compelling alternate history. Acclaimed novelist Kim Newman explores the darkest depths of a reinvented Victorian London.

(Blurb from Goodreads)
Title: Anno Dracula Author: Kim Newman Published: 1992 Published Edition: May 24th, 2011 Publisher: Titan Books
Goodreads Star Rating: 4.5/5

A friend from work suggested this book to me, he had told me the premise a few times and I was very intrigued in picking it up.

I really enjoyed the book, I found the mood and the setting to be quite eery, it had that element of tension as to what …

Autumn/Halloween Book Recommendations

Halloween is arriving soon, coming quickly and unexpectedly. I love Halloween, especially movies and books. In this blog post, I will be recommending books that fit perfectly for the Halloween season as well as Autun itself. 
As well as Halloween coming up it's AUTUMN! I love Autumn, it's time to bring out the scarves and hats. And to snuggle up on the sofa with a good book.

This is the first time that I have ever done a recommendations blog post, so I hope you like it.

The Cainsville series by Kelley Armstrong

This is the perfect book around the Autumn season.This book is about mystery and solving crimes, it does have a spooky side.

This book follows Olivia, she has a great family, a terrific fiance and a happy life. Until she discovers that she was adopted and her biological parents are convicted serial killers. Olivia runs away from Chicago and resides in a small town called Cainsville, she meets her biological mother and is asked to look into the final two deaths that conv…

Book Haul No. 17

Another collective of books to show you. My attempt to not buy books is obviously not working, I am a little upset with myself but at the same time I am thinking "I don't HAVE to read it now, I can read it later" I am basically buying books for future interest like "Ooh I feel like reading Murakami after this book" OR "Ooh I want to read this book right now" the hypothesis/excuse is ridiculous but I am not upset that I am buying too much. 
Author of the Month: Kelley Armstrong
It has become a running theme on this blog in the last couple of book hauls that most of the books I have been purchasing are by one single author. Last month it was Gail Carriger and the month before that was Haruki Murakami. It might happen next month and it might happen the month after that, who knows.
This month both reading wise and buying wise I have been obsessed with Kelley Armstrong. I used to read her books when I was still in Secondary school and I loved them, I was m…