Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Bang Goes YET another New Years Resolution

 
After doing a blog post myself the other day I took a merry little trip around Blogland while I drank my cup of coffee or was that two cups of coffee  ......  anyway whilst on my travels I read the lovely blog  A Whole Plot of Love written by a lovely Blogging Buddy.   She had treated herself, being very restrained in my opinion, to two sets of books, a total of 15 books in all for just £9.  WOW!!

Seeing her lovely selection of books and noticing that they were right up my street, in fact some of them I had looked at in the garden centre just before we moved but had been totally shocked at how expensive they were, and left them sadly on the shelves.  I just had to nip on over didn't I .... it would have been so rude not to  :-)

So the New Years resolution to not buy any books this year is well and truly broken.  But I can't be too sad ... I did manage to get a total of 39 books with a retail price of £293.62 for the total sum of just £28.98 with free delivery. 

They arrived within three days and the majority of them, Lovely Hubby has pilfered the Beekeeping book for a read, are sat on the shelves glowing proudly at me.  I do like to give a good home to lonely creatures and books.

In case you're interested they were from The Book People.

The Flash sale is now over but there are still some brilliant bargains to be had.  The 12 self sufficiency books that I bought for instance are still only £9.99 for all twelve instead of £7.99 each.

This is not a sponsored post, just me sharing book love with everyone :-)

Sue xx


25 comments:

  1. Ha ha, thanks for the mention. I was indeed far more restrained than you. I do however have my eye on some more.

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    1. That they have now sent me a 'Welcome' email saying I can have free postage and packing on any order over just £10 is not tempting me to spend any more ..... honest ..... walks off , hands in pockets whistling nonchalantly ... :-)

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  2. There's just no hope for you Sue! I'm like that with cookery books, I just can't resist them....wherever we go, if there are cookery books I'm drawn straight towards them, as if they're shouting out my name. Strange really, seeing as I hardly ever actually follow a recipe.....I just love looking through them, they give me ideas!

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  3. Think of all the money that those hints and tips will save you! It's not spending money at all but saving it really I should think.

    xx Susan

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    1. Exactly what I was thinking too x (Another Susan by the way!)

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  4. What a fantastic haul. I do hope you go down the beekeeping route, it is something I have really always wanted to do. Even if we were 'fixed' hubby will NEVER entertain the idea. (Sometimes I think I married the wrong man) At least we have the weather to enjoy reading the books!

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    1. It's something we're doing as soon as LH has retired and is here full time. I'm a bit of a wuss, and I have a really bad reaction to most stings, although I have never been stung by a bee. So I think I should play it safe and wait until here is here to do the majority of the hive care.

      I see lots of nights tucked up in the corner of the sofa with a good read coming up, my idea of heaven :-)

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  5. I must admit I do love The Book People and often order from them in the run up to Christmas. They are such good value and they have a great selection of books. A representative comes to our local library every few weeks and does a stall too, which I've stopped off at a few times. I sometimes buy their boxes of greetings cards which are good quality and work out really good value.

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  6. A good friend gave me the set in the middle (with Foraging as the top book) - a great selection there, and just up my street. I've stopped wine making now, so have given that to my eldest daughter, along with the foraging book so she can go foraging in Sheffield, but the others have so much information in them. You did well with your bargains!

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  7. books and magazines are a major weakness of mine!!

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    1. Snap, it's not a bad vice as vices go though is it :-)

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  8. I think you well and truly fell off the wagon there, but I don't blame you. When you consider how expensive magazines are these days and then there's fantastic offers on books like these, who can resist? I've got the ten minute diaries, they're really good books.

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  9. As you can see from the pic at the top of my blog, I got those Self Sufficiency set fro Book People several years ago for £1 each. I sold a few that I didn't want when we used to sell books at shows and kept the ones I did want so got mine for nearly free!

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  10. Oooops, I did exactly the same thing, I bought the self sufficiency books and also the Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall ones too after I read the very same blog post and nipped on over to the Book People to have a look :-) I can't wait for them to arrive.

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    1. I was amazed seeing all Hugh's books there for just £20, we have picked them all up as they came out and most of ours are signed or else I would have bought them too.

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  11. Wow.. what a bargain. I love books and having been reading on a Kindle for a while now but I recently started purchasing actual book again. There is nothing like the feel of a "real" book in your hands.

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    1. I have got a Kindle but I only use it for convenience, travelling, holidays etc, when you need books with you but not the weight or bulk, at home I nearly always read a 'real' book. I agree with you entirely it's holding it and turning the pages, the smell of it and looking at the cover ... there now I sound like a real book weirdo ;-)

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  12. I've never met a book I didn't like!
    Jane x

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  13. I love love love the Book People, and can see some of the books I have in your pile. Have been using them for years and never had a problem. Well done you, bargins galore. :o)

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  14. I have the Ten Minute Flower Grower bought it somewhere recently for £1 and it is a good read. I actually like gardening books without all the glossy pictures - they get down to the nitty gritty. I have been so good this year and no book has entered this house...so far! Happy reading x

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  15. New Years Resolutions are meant to be broken, it's just how long you can last that makes them fun! X

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  16. They look fab, The Book People do have a lot to answer for, I've just bought another 3 beautiful, bargainous craft books from them to add to my stockpile ;0
    twiggy

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  17. Oh, man, now you have made me discover a new "book" site! I agree with all of you - the feel, the smell, the touch of books. Lovely. In fact, my dream job would be a little hole-in-the-wall café/tea room with lots of armchairs and surrounded by books for sale! Think Central Perk but with books! Of course you wouldn't need to make much money from it, but just doing the cake baking surrounded by books is heaven. I actually saw the place of my dreams in Deauville and my ex picked it out before I saw it. Built into the old town walls. Ah .... dream on. Oh by the way Sue, I wanted to thank you for mentioning Andrea Boccelli and "The Prayer". I ended up buying the CD - it brings back similar memories to those you described. A very beautiful album indeed. Anna

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  18. They look brilliant. I'd be reading bee-keeping too, it's something I'd love to try one day. Glad you got such good bargains.

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