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I’ve not posted a book haul yet, and I wasn’t sure it was something I was ever going to do. But recently I’ve picked up a few beautiful and interesting books so I thought I’d give it a go.

First up are two of the Penguin English Library series which I’m slowly becoming obsessed with. The covers and the spinesMontage are amazing and I just want to get them all! I won’t but for now I did add two to my collection. The Time Machine by HG Wells and Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy. I tend to pick these up on a whim, usually from independent bookshops when I want to get something but can’t decide what. I wanted to read both of these as I’ve read other books by both authors and felt pretty sure I’d enjoy both of these.

I had heard about Half a King by Joe Abercrombie in a few Youtube videos and the concept really intrigued me. I picked it up with a specific purpose in mind – it sounded like it could be a great travelling read and I’m going away next month. I love fantasy so much, and it’ll be great to have something to get into on the plane.

Looking to future blog posts I also picked up two contenders for Feminist Friday posts: I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb and My Own Story by Emmeline Pankhurst. Two totally different stories, from totally different times but both fighting for what they believe in. I’m anticipating two inspiring reads.

And finally I indulged by not-so-guilty-or-so-secret secret Tudor obsession by picking up a book I’d not actually come across before but that sounded interesting: The Creation of Anne Bolyen by Susan Bordo. No surprises here, just really wanted to add it to my collection and get some more geeking out done!

At the moment my TBR is increasing rather than decreasing – especially as March as been a difficult reading month for me. So I think I’ll try not to buy too much more for now and see if I can get through some of the titles that have been around a while, as well as picking up something from this haul.

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