Sunday, 29 May 2011

YAAAAY!!! New books!!!

I bought some great books yesterday and I felt the obligation to share them with you!!!! :)

My mum and me were strolling through all sort of different stores yesterday and then I found this book. I fell in love, so to speak. Sometimes you find a book and it gives you everything you wanted.

It's from 1885, is called 'The Champion of Odin or, Viking Life in the Days of Old' and has the best subtitle ever: 'A Tale of Ancient War'. 'Ancient War' sounds pretty exiting to me! The Preface starts of adorably:





'In the following pages I have endeavoured to give young English people of the Victorian age some idea of the life their forefathers in the brave days of old, by stringing, as it were, on the thread of a personal narrative, a series of stirring anecdotes, culled from genuine Scandinavian sources.'

Maybe you can imagine how happy I was after reading that. You gotta love a book that wants to educate 'young English people of the Victorian age' with a book this big, over 370 pages.

The other books I got were 'The Screwtape Letters' by C.S. Lewis. I primarily got it because it is dedicated to J.R.R Tolkien and if Tolkien liked it I wanna know about it. The other one, 'The Chase' by Lorna Fergusson', just sounded really amazing! Here's a summary:


A terrible event has shattered the lives of Netty and Gerald Feldwick. Hoping to escape their memories and to salvage their marriage, they take refuge in Le Sanglier, and old French hunting-lodge deep in the woods of the Perigord. Netty then becomes haunted by the spirits of past centuries.


And apparently she makes these tapestries to block out the rest of the world. And the book starts of with a caveman making drawings in his cave, feeling a connection with the earth. I loved that bit and can't wait to read the rest.



















So, what are your most recent buys?

5 comments:

  1. Great idea for a post! I will probably do something like it on my blog if you don't mind and will of course reference the idea back to you. I'm also going to follow you on GFC. Barbara

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  2. Found you via Ning and am a new follower. Looking forward to checking out some of the books I read about on your blog.

    Cheers,
    Janna, in San Francisco
    http://www.primoreads.com/

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  3. Hello :-)

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  4. nice blog, been looking to get my hands on other CS lewis books. You have a nice blog by the way, could you check out mine http://theseven-piecestone.blogspot.com, a follow back would be nice.

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  5. Hi Juli, I'm delighted you've bought a copy of my book. By the jacket image you've posted, it looks like a proof copy, so there will be some typographical errors - particularly in the final pages, which were corrected for the published version. I'm glad you're enjoying it so far and hope you'll enjoy the rest of it! Best wishes, Lorna (Fergusson)

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