Saturday, 8 September 2012

Breaking my book rules

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
This week I broke the only two rules I had in terms of books at the moment. These were the rules-
1. Don't buy anymore books until the five I got from Waterstones last month have been read. 
2. Don't read two books at the same time and finish The Perks of Being a Wallflower first.

So I bought another book and I've started reading it .

The Perks of Being a Wallflower  
I do have some excuses though. I was planning on buying The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls in my next book haul, because I've read   really good things about it from other blogs. Apparently it's a regular on required reading lists in a lot of schools in the United States and I've also read that it's a favourite for many. Anyway, I found a really pretty hardback first edition at a charity shop for just one pound! So I think that's a good excuse for breaking the first rule.

My excuse for breaking the second rule is that I read the first two pages and then couldn't stop. The story so far is like nothing I've ever read and I love the style it's written in. I can't give any further insight into the book than that, as I'm only about three chapters in, but I'm guessing that my next review will be on two books. It's clear that I can't follow book rules and that now I'm going to get as confused as I always do when I'm reading two books. On the plus side I found a bag of Cadbury's Twirl Bites in my bag which I'm sure will help me cope.




  1. I used to buy 3 books from Waterstone's, read them, then buy 3 more. Then I got into the bookish community online, and TBR list had steadily increased since then.

    Doesn't help that I still feel the need to buy 3 books when I'm in Waterstone's

  2. I'm exactly the same! I would be too afraid to buy just one because I get so sad after finishing a book that I need at least two more there to distract me right away. It's definitely justifiable

  3. The Glass Castle is a very good book. Wonderful you got it so cheaply. Enjoy!

  4. I'm really enjoying it so far and so now I'm glad that I got a pretty edition :)