A couple of days ago, I hopped on a train to Oxford to go and see my lovely friend Zoe (the one who recommended me Bridget Jones's Diary). Of course, I was ridiculously excited to see her, and even more excited when we spontaneously decided to buy Avenue Q tickets for a couple of weeks' time (eee!!)...
But I couldn't pass up the chance to marvel once again at this wonderful city, and take a few (too many) snaps of the beautiful old buildings.
|The notorious Bodleian library!|
|The Bridge of Sighs|
And naturally I couldn't stop myself making the most of the bookshops on offer...
|A rare and used bookshop... Lovely but much too expensive!|
Zoe and I intended just to pop into Blackwell for a quick browse, but ended up spending what felt like hours in there (and it probably was!).
They had this amazing mystery books selection, which we just couldn't resist!
|How cool is this???|
|Our choices! Zoe's is in front, mine is behind...|
This is the book I ended up with. Not what I would have chosen (I'm a definite one for judging a book by its cover!), but I'm looking forward to reading it.
And this next one is Zoe's:
And I also bought these because, y'know, I have no self control... But also because buying books is fun! (Let's not think about how I don't have a job this summer...)
And Zoe bought a copy of Animal Farm by George Orwell. So a thoroughly successful book-buying (or a thoroughly unsuccessful money-saving) day all round!
What are some of your latest book purchases? Where is your favourite place to buy books? Do you have a book-buying problem? Let me know in the comments.