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Book Haul!

Confession: I buy a lot of books! A lot more than I read these days, which makes me sad. I don’t usually do book hauls, because I don’t know if they work in blog posts as well as they do in videos.

However, I am particularly excited about this book haul because one of my favourite second hand bookstores in Bangalore, Bookworm, expanded. EXPANDED. In this day and age, when people are debating whether the time of independent bookstores and physical books is over, the owner bought a 5000 sq ft location and opened a brand new bookstore, moving from the tiny-ish basement location. I still adored the tiny basement location, of course, but this is something else!

I went at the beginning of this month and it was so beautiful, so spacious and just such a lovely atmosphere, that I simply HAD to buy a buttload of books, regardless of how many unread ones are already chilling at home. Judge me all you like, but I was helping the independent book-selling industry! What did you do with your effin’ day, huh, Judgment-face?

Anyway, here are the books that I bought, some second-hand, some shiny and new, but all discounted. Because I’m a loyal customer. And because I buy way too many books. šŸ˜›Ā IMG_20160410_180207710There. Books I’ve been dying to read, books I’d never heard of before, authors I’ve been dying to read… all in one beautiful picture. This picture sort of represents my reading style. A bit of fantasy, a bit of science fiction, a lot of literary fiction, a tiny smidgeon of non-fiction, a lot of humour, some Indian writing… but one thing is completely off, as I just realised: No women! I read a lot of women as a rule, consciously to be more diverse, but I also migrate towards women writers sub-consciously because I like their writing styles and the themes they write about. I’m surprised at myself.

Huh. Who knew that book hauls lead to so much introspection?

Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Have you wanted to read any of them? Let me know in the comments!

12 thoughts on “Book Haul!

  1. I must confess. I tend to over buy books also and read it after a few months. I think I found a partner in you. Hahaha. Nice post BTW. šŸ˜Š

    1. It’s always nice to meet a person with similar book-buying and reading habits! Hi! -waves-
      Thank you for taking the time to comment. šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

  2. Hi sindhu, how come we don’t cross each other though our favourite stores are the same???? Lovely haul by the way. Wish God would give us 48 hrs a day just so we could spend a little, OK,a lot of time eating. Nice post.keep hauling n keep writing.

    1. Maybe we see each other and just don’t recognise each other out of context. I’m not at my observational best at bookstores. :p
      Thank you so much! šŸ™‚ Show the readers of your blog your haul too!

  3. What a wonderful, international, book haul! Happy reading!

    1. Thank you very much. šŸ˜€

  4. You sure have a great wide variety of reading there. I have this dream that one day I go on holiday for about three months by the sea and read all the books I have piled up, in between breezy walks along the shore. Wouldn’t that be great? Trouble is it would probably take a lot longer than three months.

    1. Oh that sounds like an absolute dream. <3 I'd want three months every year. Like a summer vacation.
      I'm deliberately attempting a variety of genres. I enjoy most genres but I naturally drift towards literary fiction, which I'm trying to cut down on. What genres do you like? šŸ™‚

      1. “All the light we cannot see” is terrific. I also love “Black Snow”. Like you we favour “literary fiction”, whatever that is – not mainstream or blockbusters anyway. We like translations and we’re always looking out for good humorous writers, who are few and far between. We like the rare and strange. We tend to avoid anything that’s being hyped as a “must read”.

      2. Have you read the Master and Margarita? I’m going to start reading it today.
        Our tastes are quite similar, it would seem.
        What would you do if you like the sound of a “must read” book? šŸ™‚

      3. Yes, it’s a really interesting, dark and comic novel though a bit ramshackle in its construction. I would probably put the “must read” on my list to read quite a while later when the hype has died down. Doesn’t often happen, though.

      4. Interesting system. šŸ™‚ I’ve read a lot of “must read” books and I started feeling tired of it. Now I browse bookstores and buy at least one book that I hadn’t heard of before. I’ve discovered so many great books and authors this way. šŸ™‚

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