BOOKISH FINDS: Post-Christmas Splurge



It happened; I fell of the literary wagon and bought more books. I think we all knew this would happen really. It was only a matter of time. Christmas money and festive withdrawal were bound to lead me into the comfort of a new read. I was in such a feverish state of need that I don’t actually remember when or where I bought Holding up the Universe. That’s bad, isn’t it? Anyway, the good thing is that now my pockets are lighter I can re-impose the book ban and we need never speak of this again. But before that, here are the books I bought while my will was weak:


Holding up the Universe by Jennifer Niven

It’s been a while since I read any YA novels. Actually it hasn’t been that long. I read We Were Liars by E.Lockhart at the end of November and it hit me right in the chest. Hard. I’m hoping Holding up the Universe will be a similarly emotional read.


The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter

I’m almost embarrassed that I haven’t read any of Angela Carter’s work. But a lecture once told me ‘never be ashamed of what you haven’t read’, so I’m trying not to be. It’s on my 2017 Reading List though, so that helps. The Bloody Chamber is a dark retelling of familiar fairy tales and I am so excited to start it that I might have to push it to the top of my TBR pile.

Author: Nicole @whatadifferenceawordmakes

Book-lover, tea enthusiast and MA student

2 thoughts on “BOOKISH FINDS: Post-Christmas Splurge”

  1. Hahah it is acceptable to fall off the wagon from time to time 😉 I know it happens to me more often than I’d like to admit (as in… am I ever even ON the wagon at this point? Probably not.) But they sound great! I need to read Holding Up the Universe too, definitely high on my list. I’ve never read (or actually, heard of) Angela Carter, so hopefully that little embarrassing fact makes you feel better about it 😀 Hope you love these!!


    1. If I’m honest I don’t try very hard to stay on! Books are my wallet’s kryptonite. Yes! I’ve been meaning to read it for ages- I always seem to end up reading books after everyone else has finished them. That does make me feel better! Why thank you! 😀


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