Friday, 8 May 2015
Sunday, 3 May 2015
I have a confession to make, I bought a book! A few months ago, this wouldn't have been a problem, in fact, it would have been commonplace. (I used to like to think that I single-handedly kept Waterstones in business.) However, at the beginning of the year, I vowed to not buy any books for six months in an attempt to save money, test my will and make a significant dent in my TBR pile.
But, as you can see, that hasn't gone to plan. While waiting for a friend of mine this week, I found my way into a Cancer Research charity shop and sitting right in front of me was My Mat Fat Teenage Dairy for just £1.50! Who could honestly resist such a bargain?!
I'm still going to try to stick to buying less books until the ban is lifted in July, however, I'm still quite proud that I managed to stay out of book shops for this long. It's already a giant improvement!
The plot:My Mad Fat Teenage Diary is the real published journal of Rae, a boy-crazed 17 year old living with her crazy mom and fighting some serious body issues. She is a sarcastic and cynical girl who takes herself very seriously.
I'm only a few pages in at the moment but I'm already realy enjoying it. And, although embarrassing to admit, I can see myself a lot in Rae when I was her age. It should be an interesting read for anyone who has kept a diary in their younger years.
What books have you borrowed, received or bought this week?