Buying books

I thought I would write a post about where I buy my books and why. Some of my books will be brand new where as some books I buy might be second hand. I sometimes buy second hand because the book might not be printed anymore or it’s actually a LOT cheaper especially when I was a student, buying brand new books can be very expensive. Some books I may buy will be digital (Kindle) this is because I’m either travelling or its cheaper to have it on Kindle. There are probably more good book shops and online shops although these are the ones I can think off the top of my head and the ones I use a lot!

Amazon – This is my main form of book buying platform. This is because I have a Prime Student account which means I get quick next day delivery on a LOT of books and some discounts making it cheap too. Cheap, quick and simple.

Ebay – This is another simple and quick way to find books. Some books are new and some are second hand – some are really quick delivery also.

World of books -This is one of my favourite websites to buy books from. All the books on this website are second hand. Every book I have bought off this website has been in almost perfect condition, a lot of the books are saved from closed down libraries or from libraries when they close down. And any book that isn’t in good enough condition to re-sell will be recycled properly, they are committed when it comes to the environmental impact.

Better world of books – This is another website the same as world of books, there message is keeping books from landfill sights – they work closely with schools, colleagues, universities, student groups and libraries for giving a large surplus of books to places that need them more often. Books again are in good condition.

Used book search – This is a good website just to search different book sellers and prices, a bit like a price comparison website.

Abe Books – This is another popular second hand book website, this website has many for the different countries.

WHSmith – For new book this shop and online shop is fantastic! Sometimes great deals and some book signings at your local shop.

Waterstones – This is another place REALLY good for new books, store and online store and some book signings at your local shop.

The book people – Usually go around schools and workplaces selling all different kinds of books but you can also order from their website, books are always at a fantastic price.

The Works – A nice little shop that sells not just books but stationary, notebooks, calendars, art stuff all kind of things but if you do find a book you like in this shop it’s usually at a really good price.

Forbidden Planet – A really good shop and online shop for new comics, graphic novels, manga and much more. A really good geek shop.


Batgirl Of Burnside vol 1

Batgirl Of Burnside vol 1

Okay so I’ve been a little obsessed with watching a few batgirl episodes as I do love marvel and DC and I really wanted a hero I could really associate with and love and be well be No.1 fan maybe even try cosplaying… well I think I’ve found it!!!! I’m in love! COMPLETELY IN LOVE WITH BATGIRL!!!! Okay so yeah she’s good! It’s just wow! I can’t describe this… obvs comics aren’t for everyone but I do suggest that if anyone ever wants to get into them to try with something they are interested in knowing a bit more about first.

One of the main things I like about this book is how she’s a young college student going thought her everyday issues as a young female but she is also such a strong character and smart, a few things I feel women are sometimes told they can’t be! Strong, Independent but smart and not to mention beautiful! I think this is why I’ve come to love this character and story so much, another new strong female role!!! EXCITED MUCH!!!!

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone!

Okay so I decided to go back a little and read a Harry Potter book, so why not start with the first book!

I have bought the new covers for Harry Potter books and I have been really excited to get started in it!

For anyone who hasn’t read them… why not?!?!? These books were brilliant when I read them ages ago and still brilliant today!

Okay so I really like these new covers, these are really nice but I’m still not sure if I like the old ones more…. guess we’ll see…

So the first Harry Potter book is about a young boy who finds out he is a wizard and goes to a witch and wizard school and starts to find out his hidden past… including fighting a dark wizard Voldemort!

The world according to Bob

So being a massive fan of the first book and the Christmas book, never mind the film!! I decided to give his second book ago! 
This book links in with the first one really closely! At times I was thinking I’m sure I know this happens but I think because I watched the film not long ago I started noticed bits more easily!
I love these books but I defiantly suggest if you want to read this book and the first read them together… so no.1 first and then go straight onto no.2 it’ll make a lot more sense than having a little gap and trying to remember bits from the first book! 
One thing I really liked about this book is James talked about some of the rumours that go around about him (things that myself people tell me when I tell them I love the book) and how they make him feel and why he feels they are said and most importantly puts these rumours right! 

The Radleys – Matt Haig

The Radleys – Matt Haig

I decided to try and read this fictional vampire book after reading Matt Haig’s personal book about depression and anxiety.

I really like how Matt writes, this book is split onto section but each chapter is very short – which you find yourself reading really quickly through.

It was a very different vampire book to most, a family of vampire where half the family didn’t realise they were vampires, strange,…. but worked to well.

I really enjoyed reading this and I’m really excited to read his other book ‘The Humans’ – this looks different but I’ve come to like the way he writes and would love to read more from him… I suggest many should check out his both fictional and non- fictional books.