Massive book haul from ‘The Works’

Once we move out and have less money it’s going to be rubbish having to cut back on spending – Obviously I enjoy buying beauty products these days, and it’ll be annoying having to cut back, but the thing that’ll be hardest to stop spending on is books.

I find it hard to think of books as a luxury, they feel more like a necessity, growing up in a family like mine probably explains why. Books have always been a massive thing for us, we love to read. When I was a child my family holidays with my mum and my step dad would consist of going to cornwall, with lots of space in the boot, and buying lots of books, sitting on beaches and reading them. That was probably one of the biggest expenses of our holidays, masses of books! Best holidays ever!

Anyway, I digress. When I get the chance to get a Massive bargain on books, I more often than not, take it up. And that’s how we ended up with 29 books from ‘The Works’ for £27 and free p+p!

A lot of the time the best offers are often on unheard of books by lesser known authors, but these were, for the most part, by fantastic, well known authors – Which makes the offer even better! 
The offer I got these on was 8 fiction books for £12, so they worked out at £1.50 each! 
‘Whit’ and ‘A Song of Stones’ by Iain Banks – He’s one of my favourite authors and I have read both of these books before, but I don’t own them and will definitely want to read them again. 
‘The Killing Hour’ by Lisa Gardner – I love me some random crime books from time to time, I’ve never read Lisa Gardner before but pretty sure I’ve had her recommended. 
‘The Distant Echo’ by Val McDermond – Another author I’ve never read before but the description sounded good and I needed an 8th book. 
‘Never Go Back’ by Robbert Goddard – Goddard is another of my favourite authors, writing mysterious books with unusual twists and undertones of the unknown. A fantastic author who I’ve read a lot of and really enjoy, not read this one before. 
‘Dead Night’ – Peter Robinson – Another crime author who I really enjoy. Just very very well written books, have read a number of these before, but not this one. 
‘Bitter Blood’ by Rachel Caine – This is the 13th book of the Morganville Vampires series; it’s not the most mind blowing series ever but I do enjoy it. I’m a bit behind and the last one I’d read was 12, so getting 13 for £1.50 was too good to pass up. 
‘Shades of Grey’ by Jasper Fforde – Try Googling this one without knowing the authors name, you won’t be able to find it very easily 😉 – I’ve not read this before and hadn’t heard of it but the synopsis sounded great. It’s in the flipback format which I love. 
These are the books I got for the children. The majority are for The Boy but I bought one, specifically for The Fiance’s daughter and also once we have our own place and she stays with us on their weekends I’m sure she’ll enjoy these books too. 
I got these with two different deals. The 6 Mr Men and Little Miss books were in a deal for £5 for the 6 of them making them less than £1 each and the remainder of the books were in a 10 for £10 offer. The little box in the bottom left is a collection of 6 books, though, which is how I come to the total figure of 29 books rather than 24.
I won’t go into as much detail with these ones but we got three of the Octonauts books, one of which is a flap book too. I also picked up a Humphrey’s corner book as The Boy has a few of these and loves them, this is ‘Humphrey’s Farm adventure’ (they’re so beautifully illustrated).
The three random books I got for The Boy are ‘Teacup in a storm’ which is a weird little board book, but beautifully drawn, ‘Toucan Toucan’t’ and ‘Racing car is Roaring’.
For The Fiance’s little girl I picked up the ‘Little Kitten’ book as she loves cats. 
And then we also got the boxset of 6 little books about the ‘Cars’ film, plus ‘Mickey Mouse and the Knights of the Round table’ which is illustrated in a comic book format. And, obviously, as I said above, we got the 6 Mr Men books which you can see in the photo. 
These books were all either £1.50, £1 or less than a pound, absolute amazing savings and we’re all really going to enjoy them – I’ve not been reading enough, recently, maybe some new books to focus on will help me get back in the habit.


  1. Dany Szelsky May 31, 2013 / 1:10 pm

    Those seem to be very interesting books! I would love to red your thoughts about them after you read them. The kids books are so cute!


    • admin May 31, 2013 / 1:16 pm

      I used to read a few books a month but since I've been putting so much time into blogging I've got so little reading done! Think it's time to try and find a balance because I'm really missing my books – I'll definitely be doing some posts once I've got more reading done 🙂 xx

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