Our Week in Books #19

I tried very hard not to acquire any new books this week, and ended up with seven! But to be fair, five are birthday presents so will be gone in the next three weeks. The seventh was to get free postage (I can’t see the point in paying £3.95 postage when paying £1.10 more got a beautiful copy of By Sun and Candlelight illustrated by Shirley Hughes instead!) The first was a review copy, which I don’t control (and a very cute one at that!) I really need to catch up on my reviews, we have a big pile of beautiful books to write about.

I would say I shall try harder next week not to acquire any new books, but I ordered the last in a series I’ve read the rest of so that will arrive! Maybe the week after… 😉

We’re also only ten books away from reaching 300 unique picture books read this year, so I ought to get my 300 books post sorted. Or maybe just make sure we don’t read any new ones in the next week to give me a chance to look at the list and choose the final ten books to fill it!

Picture Books read this week (some of them several times!):
Ruby Flew Too! Go for It, Ruby! Ernest. Catherine Rayner Wanda and the Alien. by Sue Hendra Peculiar Pets Sylvia and Bird Chu's Day There, There The Snow Lady Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero Winnie's New Computer All Change! The Scallywags The Very Hungry Caterpillar Winnie's Amazing Pumpkin Winnie's Magic Wand Winnie in Winter

Books added to shelves: 1 review book; 6 new The Book People (five birthday presents, plus one to get the free postage!) Cumulative book spend: £374.96 + £12 loyalty card (246 books – not counting the birthday presents in gain or removal)

Library books borrowed: none. Cumulative library books borrowed: 68.

Books removed from shelves: none. Cumulative book removal: 141 books.

Challenge books read: A Sincere Warning About The Entity In Your Home; 13 Little Blue Envelopes

Year progress: 131/365 = 35.9%
Picture Book Challenge progress: 290/300 = 96.7%
50 Book Challenge / Read 52 progress: 25/52 = 48.1%

A reading challenge from http://liveotherwise.co.uk/makingitup

 

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