Monday Moments: Book Hauls and More

Monday Moments: Book Hauls and More


Hello and welcome to Monday Moments in which
I discuss Books I have recently hauled. I recently bought the Emma Harte Series of
seven novels by Barbara Taylor Bradford which begins with A Woman of Substance and ends
with Breaking the Rules. I was in the mood for a multi novel multi-generational family
saga. The whole set, which I actually bought individually from various book-sellers online
cost me £21.00 in total and consists of A Woman of Substance,
Hold the Dream, To Be the Best,
Emma’s Secret, Unexpected Blessings,
Just Rewards, And Breaking the Rules.
I also acquired the first three novels in The Clifton Chronicles of seven novels by
Jeffrey Archer from my local shop called The Works for £5.00 for the three novels. One
of my commentators said that Jeffrey Archer is a bad writer and that someone else wrote
his novels. If that person is watching this video will he please put me in touch with
that ghost writer as I would like him to write some novels for me as I also would like to
become a multi-million best seller and a multi-million pound earning bad writer like poor old Jeffrey.
The three novels are: Only Time Will Tell,
The Sins of the Father, And Best Kept Secret.
I went to a local charity shop to buy another Philippa Gregory novel which I had seen there
on a previous visit to add to my collection of her Plantagenet/Tudor series of novels.
I bought The Red Queen which brings my collection to a total of nine novels by Philippa Gregory.
I own the following: The King’s Curse,
The White Princess, The White Queen,
The Other Queen, The Lady of the Rivers,
The Constant Princess, The Other Boleyn Girl
And The Boleyn Inheritance. As the charity shop was offering three novels
for £1.00, I also bought The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini: The novel is set in Afghanistan
in 1975. Twelve-year-old Amir is desperate to win the local kite-fighting tournament
and his loyal friend Hassan promises to help him. But neither of the boys can foresee what
will happen to Hassan that afternoon, an event that is to shatter their lives. After the
Russians invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realises that one day
he must return to Afghanistan under Taliban rule to find the one thing that his new world
cannot grant him: redemption. and I also bought Semi-Detached by Griff Rhys
Jones which is an autobiography also set in the 1970’s but this time in England. Griff
Rhys Jones is famous as one half of the duo Smith and Jones, but I am sure he is much
more than that and so I am curious to find out what the rest of his life was like.
I also bought The Oxford Library of Classic English Short Stories in a slip case in two
volumes. This was priced at £2.50. I already own The Oxford Library of Short Novels so
this was a nice addition to my collection. I have also recently acquired The Black Count
by Tom Reiss which I bought through Bookfinders for less than £3.00 including postage. This
is the biography of the father of Alexandre Dumas the author of The Count of Monte Cristo
and The Three Musketeers. I am halfway through reading this book and will review it in my
September Mid-Month Wrap-Up. It was recommended by Alba of Seriela. Check
out her channel if you have not already done so, as she is an excellent Booktuber.
So, that’s all folks. And I’ll be back soon with another Booktube
video.

13 thoughts on “Monday Moments: Book Hauls and More”

  • Napoleon the Great by Andrew Roberts.
    I have Churchill by the same author

    Mozart by Manyard Soloman

    The Complete works of Shakespeare
    Published by Spring Books London
    Printed in 1958
    I don't have a complete works of Shakespeare.

    Justification by Faith by John Owen.
    These books were purchased at a half price bookstore for a total of $25

    Soldiers Three The Story of the Gadsbys in Black and White by Rudyard Kipling
    Copyright
    1893 by Macmillan
    1899 by Rudyard Kipling
    There is a signature from someone in pencil on the inside cover with the date 1908.
    Opposite the copyright page is a bookmark in a circle with Rudyard Kipling signature and a swastika
    Charity shop purchase for .50¢

  • Haha, say what we will about Jeffery Archer, he did do very well for himself. I've never liked his novels though.

  • Thank you for the mention, Alan. Can't wait to hear your thoughts. I learned so much about my neighbors in Santo Domingo during that period.

  • what a great haul. I haven't read Philippa Gregory in years and now I'm thinking I should get my hands on the ones you mentioned. I do have a copy of the Black Count which is on my tbr to read this year. I hope I get to it; library books keep getting in the way. 😜 A couple of books recently bought are The Institute, (I normally don't read King), and Fall of Giants by Ken Follett, (also not an author I normally read).

  • Great haul Alan, I enjoyed First Among Equals and Kane & Abel by Archer. You picked up some good bargains there, but as you are an accountant like my wife, that's no surprise !

  • All that Barbara Taylor Bradford and Jeffrey Archer takes me back to the bookshelves of the eighties Alan! I love that large paperback format you got the BTB’s In.

  • Another lovely vlog, Alan!👌
    Well, just today I purchased-
    Truly Madly Guilty- Lianne Moriarty
    The House of Memories- Monica McInerney
    The Readers of Broken wheel Recommend- Katarina Bivald
    Kafka on the Shore- Haruki Murakami
    So, that's my haul for a month!
    Kind regards…🥰

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