First Book Buys of 2015.


These are in fact the first books I bought this calendar year. I only just got around to putting up the photos. Because I am me.



Since starting a new job in February, I've found it quite hard to balance work and, well, anything. Let alone reading for fun. Given the choice, I usually elect to sleep. And I still find myself absolutely shattered at the end of the day and week. It's something I'm still adjusting to. Adjusting to adulting. I made a video not too long ago listing out all the books I planned to read this year. And realistically, many of those titles probably won't get read this year. Even with my hols (am I officially British or what) coming up a week from today (*dancing lady emoji*).

I picked these two up on a chilly January afternoon at the HMV in Liverpool One. I'm not one to do book shopping in HMV--but I recall there being a surprisingly good post-Christmas selection and discount on. I am a little bummed that I didn't realise Crash also comes in this cover, which I prefer. But maybe I can deface this one with annotations and treat myself one day to a pristine copy of the other.

Yep, I'm jetting off to La Carihuela next week for a no-internet (involuntary) beach getaway. I've never been to Spain, and I don't speak a lick of Spanish so should be delightful. Then a week after getting back from vacation I AM MOVING HOUSE. Well, moving flats. Fingers crossed that nothing falls through between now and then but the general jist is that I am very excited to really decorate this place as my own. And I'm itching to document that as much as I can here on the blog.

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  1. Ah, I'm in the same situation! I've been interning at a self-publishing company for the last four months and starting in June I get the official title "marketing coordinator". Woo! But I've barely read anything for pleasure this year, I usually read a book a week but so far this year I've only read 6 in total. Not what I thought working in publishing would do to me, but I'm not complaining. Adulting! It's finally happening!

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    1. Congrats on your new title, Hana! Thank you for your comment :)

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  2. Oh! I'd love to see how you decorate your new place! I'm moving out soon and am in desperate need of inspiration and I love your style

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    1. Thank you, Brianna! I'm excited to share it. So far we've gotten two really cool pieces secondhand off eBay--a coffee table and an extendable kitchen table. The couch is proving to be a problem... we were thinking of building a pallet couch but the more I thought about it, the less keen I am about not having armrests to lean on. We move in the week after this so hoping to get a post up on the place's bare bones! #excite

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  3. Haha - the hunt for a nice Ballard cover is like a nightmare. I love his writing and am trying to build a collection, but for some reason they brought out those hideous graffiti style covers for a lot of his books. So if you do find one you like - I would desperately recommend buying it the second you see it..

    Uncia + Tigris

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    1. I know some of them are really hit and miss :/ Do you have a fav Ballard I should add to my Goodreads?

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