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- Across the Universe - Beth Revis (£2.00 in a charity shop)
- Othello - William Shakespeare (for college)
- Death of a Salesman - Arthur Miller (for college)
- The Great Gatsby - F.Scott Fitzgerald (for college) - Wanted to read this for a long time so glad I am studying!
- The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
So, I was walking past the British Heart Foundation charity shop which I had to walk past nearly every day when I worked at Oxfam over the summer. In the window, I had noticed that they have some good books such as the whole series of The Luxe by Anna Godbersen. So, I'm walking past here to get a bus and for some reason, I am drawn in. I don't know why because normally I don't have a desire to go in there. But this day, I did.
I have a quick look round the accessories before I settle at looking at the books, seeing the normal books that I used to put out all the time in Oxfam, you know, The Da Vinci Code, The Other Boleyn Girl - those sorts of MEGA popular books everyone has. Before I stumble across a copy of Across the Universe. A books I have never seen in a charity shop before.
Before I know, I am at the till and handing a £2 coin over to the girl and walking out with it in a bag. It wasn't until I was on the bus going home, that I realised this is an 'Uncorrected Bound Proof'. I have no idea if I'm meant to have it or not but for some reason, I know I'm going to enjoy looking for the spelling mistakes...
So I only got the books of Othello and Death of a Salesman a week ago BUT ALREADY THEY ARE COVERED IN WRITING (like shown below). Normally I hate writing in books, but when it's English Literature, you kind of have to. At first, rather sadly, I felt a bit rebellious writing in a book. The feeling wares off. Quickly.
|Death of a Salesman|
What about you? What books did you get? Do you like writing in books? Do you have any uncorrected proofs?