Disappointment

April! April! April! (I'm late, but forgive me)


Um... hi.




In my last post, I promised to explain why I went on a random hiatus. And then I went on another one. Oops.

The main reason was because I fell into a slump. Basically. A bookish one and I guess a life one?

I guess you wouldn't know this unless you follow me on Twitter (or maybe you still might not know as I didn't mention it too often) but I did work experience in a charity shop for ten days! 

I found it quite easy and was happy that nothing really triggered my social anxiety even when many customers filled the store. Then again, it's a charity shop... not very big 😭

The down side was that because there were a lot of volunteers, there wasn't much work so I  spent a lot of time pretending that I was busy. The upside was that there was a very nice looking bookshelf that contained a lot of books that were waiting for me to buy them. At first, I thought I wouldn't get any because I'm a snob when it comes to second hand books. I had to check them all thoroughly for stains. Some even looked new so that made me a little happy. I got most for one euro and some for fifty cents (some volunteers decided to give me a discount because they love me. I'm quite lovable despite what the haters say. okay the haters may not be existent but that proves my point. alright!). 

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And now I shall reveal the books I got!



I know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou (yesss)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

I am Malala - Malala Yousafzai (yaas)

The Ice Twins - S.K. Tremayne

The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt

And also Life of Pi. 

I got The Ice Twins because I realised I don't read much mystery/thrillers.

Also, I haven't been reading much lately. It took me a week+ to finish Six of Crows and the same was for Crooked Kingdom. Ugh, but thankfully I got to read a contemporary afterwards and that was quite quick. I guess I'm out of the slump!

I'm also hoping to get a job and driving licence. Let's see what will happen...



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8 comments:

  1. happy (late) april to you Grace! SECOND HAND BOOKS ARE MY LIFFEEE, but dw i'm picky too, i can't stand ripped pages or a totally shattered spine, i'd rather do that stuff myself :P annnddd MAYA ANGELOU, she's one of my idols, she's such an inspiration to all young women and always blows me away with her writing :D lovely haul!

    ~ noor

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    1. Really? I can't wait to read the book!

      Thank you, Noor!

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  2. Well done for surviving work in a charity shop! Also I thought I Am Malala was really good, although I haven't read the others. Second hand books are the BEST because cheap. I've also been in a slump because schooooollllll and I've only read 4 books this month. The only one I read quickly (in 1 day; it was short) was Good Enough, a fluffy contemporary. Good luck with getting a job! I got a learner's licence last time I was in New Zealand but since my family doesn't have a car it didn't do much and I only had one driving lesson and almost crashed. # fun story

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    1. Yay *bows*

      I hope you have recovered from your slump!

      Lucky you (except for the crashing part, xD)

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  3. Work experience in the charity shop sounds cool! I would probably be like you if I was there, and end up ravaging the book section for YA. :) I am Malala was quite an interesting read, but I feel I would have enjoyed it more if there wasn't so much history. Hopefully you enjoy it!

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    1. Haha, that's interesting ^^

      I hope I enjoy it too!

      Thanks for commenting!

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  4. Nice book haul you managed to pick up! I absolutely loved the Goldfinch, although it did take me a long while to read. My copy of the book has shakespeare's stamp inside because I got it in Paris in Shakespeare and Co Bookshop. I really want to read I am Malala.
    I hope you enjoy all these books!! ^_^

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    1. I really hope so!

      Hopefully I like Goldfinch as well!

      Thanks and me too!

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