Charity Shop, Gifted, Found and New Book Haul | January 2019



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Guest Spinster Robyn joined me for a long overdue book haul! Featuring the usual mix of second-hand, gifted and new books that somehow have accumulated in our lives since last October.

BOOKS MENTIONED & TIME STAMPS:

2:00
Matt Haig: The Truth Pixie
Matt Haig: How to Stop Time

3:17
Bernhard Schlink: Der Vorleser (The Reader)
Rainer Maria Rilke: The Book of Images
Rainer Marie Rilke: Malte Laurids Brigge

5:18
Kazuo Ishiguro: When We Were Orphans
Kazuo Ishiguro: The Buried Giant

6:29
Michael Ende: Die Zauberschule und andere Geschichten
Ben Elton: Dead Famous
Frank Schaetzing: Der Schwarm

8:40
101 Ukulele Hits
Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb: I Am Malala
Dodie Smith: I Capture the Castle
Naomi Alderman: The Power

11:09
Khaled Hosseini: A Thousand Splendid Suns
Jeremy Bowen: The Arab Uprisings

13:09
Ruth Hogan: The Keeper of Lost Things

13:37
Ernest Hemingway: For Whom the Bell Tolls

14:16
Dave Rudden: Doctor Who – Twelve Angels Weeping
Cassandra Reeder: The Geeky Chef Cook Book

15:22
John Peter and John Nichol: Tornado Down

16:09
Louis Sachar: Holes

16:29
Meg Keene: The Practical Wedding Planner

17:09
Mark Gatiss: The Vesuvius Club

18:09
Anne Giardini: The Sad Truth About Happiness
Amanda Eyre Ward: How to be Lost

19:40
Sarah Waters: Fingersmith
Ken Follett: The Pillars of the Earth
Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason: The Rule of Four
Jean Auel: The Clan of the Cave Bear
Ruth Downie: Medicus
Philippa Gregory: Changeling

22:45
Reni Eddo-Lodge: Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
Terry Hayes: I Am Pilgrim
Helen MacDonald: H is for Hawk
Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner: Freakonomics

26:26
Bram Stoker: Dracula

27:01
Tasha Alexander: A Poisoned Season
John Banville: The Untouchable
Susan Higginsbotham: Hugh and Bess
David Nichols: One Day
D.J. Carswell: Real Lives
Peter Swanson: The Girl with a Clock for a Heart
Jessie Burton: The Muse

30:00
E.M. Forster: The Longest Journey
Frances Hodgson Burnett: The Secret Garden
Daphne du Maurier: Jamaica Inn

32:04
Michael Morpurgo: The Butterfly Lion
Michael Morpurgo: Why the Whales Came
Carol Ann Duffy: Rapture

LINKS
Infinite Text: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrRKHixMHuf9pcon27j3wlQ
Vampire Bunnies: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/vampirebunnies
Spinster’s Library Book Haul Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1SPZJREHYE4lbDcqqpRfZOkMW9WpjsBd

Spinster’s Library on social media:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/spinsterslib
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/46554514-claudia
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/claudia_kittleton/

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10 Responses

  1. Wilde Book Garden says:

    Ahh I love Rilke! I hope you enjoy his work!
    "can I pick the song?!" "yes. not now." LOL!
    Oooh I've been meaning to pick up Holes again! I read it when I was really little and didn't remember liking it very much but I LOVE the movie and I'm curious to see how my thoughts on the book have changed, if they have.
    I was about to say that I remember reading a couple of Tasha Alexander books and actually quite enjoying them! (I think your British-pattern English is rubbing off on me, Claudia! LOL and probably from Robin too) Although I think I may be thinking of a different author with a similar name? so that is completely unhelpful haha
    YES The Secret Garden is one of my favorite novels! It's pretty much what got me into reading when I was little–so no pressure, but I hope you love it! 😉 lol
    OMG I love Robin's expression when you mentioned Colin Firth!
    LOVE the song at the end! I kept waiting for "kittens" LOL

  2. Booky Lorra says:

    Oh Matt Haig – my mental health spirit animal. This was such a fun video

  3. Kathy Bolton says:

    Loved the singing at the end!! Lots of great books in your hauls!

  4. Blatantly Bookish says:

    Welcome back Robin! And Claudia, you give Robin the best gifts lol. I'm a big fan of the little note left in The Power. And I love Khaled Hosseini! A Thousand Splendid Suns is fantastic. I also have The Keeper of Lost Things on my shelves. My copy is blue and distinctly less summery, but I'd love to read it with you if you'd like. Oh Claudia, Fingersmith is fantastic! You will absolutely love it. And I can't wait to hear what you think of Dracula. It's been a while since I read it. I also used to be obsessed with The Secret Garden when I was little. I really want to read more Daphne DuMaurier. I think My Cousin Rachel is what I'd like to get to next. This was a wonderful haul, but the ukulele bit at the end may have been my favorite! ;P

  5. Jennie Johnston says:

    Love the ukulele! The Secret Garden is fantastic, I hope to read The Little Princess sometime as well.

  6. ANGELA405 says:

    Another great video from the two of you! Also, your song made my day!

  7. Lauren Peters says:

    this makes me so ridiculously happy! love your hauls together

  8. Annalisa Ely says:

    i read Freakonomics for one of my college English classes where our teacher gave us kind of wacky non-fiction books to write papers on and I really liked it. Thank you both for the book haul, I find them soothing.

  9. Infinite Text says:

    Lol I specifically asked the bookseller for the German language version and didn't even bother to look inside. I am soo sorry. That's hilarious.. totally messed up there…we have a used bookstore with all the different languages ….whoopsie! I'm glad you got them and am excited to see what you think of the ones you got…..but …it might be also a good time to learn Swedish lol

  10. caolila181 says:

    Congratulations, Robyn! Also so glad to see you back. These visas are one of my favourites to watch

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