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    Book Haul | The Edinburgh Book Festival

    And finally here are all the books I bought at the festival. I was quite surprised by how expensive some of the books were, I mean I know all sales help support the festival, but some of the hardbacks I wanted to buy were Ā£25 each. At that price I would rather find them cheaper elsewhere. I knew going in I would be buying The Rest of Us Just Live Here but apart from that I tried to buy books I hadn’t come across before. Basically I wanted to buy books that weren’t already on my TBR list. That plan sort of worked. BOOK HAUL The Secret History of Wonder…

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    Edinburgh Book Festival: Day 3

    My final day at the book festival was spent on my own (which was actually really nice since I don’t get out much). The plan for this day was have another look around the bookshop and see Patrick Ness talk about his new book The Rest of Us Just Live Here. BOOK HAUL I only planned on buying one book this day but I did spend a good hour looking around the shop for books I might find interesting. I ended up adding another 30 books to my TBR (I’m pretty sure you can hear my TBR list cry if you listen closely).  Since one bookshop was not enough I…

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    Edinburgh Book Festival: Day 2

    My second day at the festival also happened to be the second day of the festival. The plan for this day was meet a friend for lunch, have a wander around the bookshop at the festival (possibly buy some books) then go see Matt Haig give the Siobhan Dowd lecture. We started out by going to the new Yo Sushi for lunch. This is right on Princess Street and if you managed to get a table by the windows you get a lovely view looking out onto the castle. The bookshop was huge and fantastical and I wanted to take all of the books home with me however, it was…

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    Edinburgh Book Festival: Day 1

    The Edinburgh Book Festival took place this year from the 16th to the 31st of August. I got to spend 3 days at the festival, I would have gone more but the talks were expensive and the authors I wanted to see were on late at night which made it almost impossible to get home. This week I have a series of posts on what I did at the festival and on Sunday I have an embarrassingly large book haul. It has actually gotten to the point where I can’t go into a bookshop without buying something. My first day in Edinburgh was actually the first day of the book…