Collective Book Haul! Early 2015 edition!

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So I haven’t done a book haul in a while because I was planning to do the 10 to 1 book diet challenge!

That went out the window preeeeeeeetty quickly.

I’m going on a definite book buying ban though. I really want to attend YALC in July so I’m going to decrease my tbr pile so the next time I’ll buy books they will be from YALC!

Here are the books! 🙂

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson

Title: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Published: 1886
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15994498-dr-jekyll-and-mr-hyde
Rating: 2/5
Source: Owned physical!

Plot:

“Published as a shilling shocker, Robert Louis Stevenson’s dark psychological fantasy gave birth to the idea of the split personality. The story of respectable Dr Jekyll’s strange association with damnable young man Edward Hyde; the hunt through fog-bound London for a killer; and the final revelation of Hyde’s true identity is a chilling exploration of humanity’s basest capacity for evil.”

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A Handful Of | Classics on my TBR!

Hello lovely readers!

I thought I would start a little segment on my blog. Basically I show you a handful of stuff.

COOL, RIGHT?

I’m sure I’ve seen people do this on Youtube or other blogs but I can’t quite think of who I’ve seen.

Today’s topic is the classics on my TBR.

I often look at my shelves and I always notice that I haven’t read enough classics, which I hope to change in 2015.

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The Island of Doctor Moreau – H. G. Wells

Title: The Island of Doctor Moreau
Author: H. G. Wells
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15990644-the-island-of-doctor-moreau
Published: 1896
Source: Physical owned copy!

Plot:

Adrift in a dinghy, Edward Prendick, the single survivor from the good ship Lady Vain, is rescued by a vessel carrying a profoundly unusual cargo – a menagerie of savage animals. Tended to recovery by their keeper Montgomery, who gives him dark medicine that tastes of blood, Prendick soon finds himself stranded upon an uncharted island in the Pacific with his rescuer and the beasts. Here, he meets Montgomery’s master, the sinister Dr. Moreau – a brilliant scientist whose notorious experiments in vivisection have caused him to abandon the civilised world. It soon becomes clear he has been developing these experiments – with truly horrific results.”

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Bel – Ami

Title: Bel – Ami Author: Guy De Maupassant Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/780581.Bel_Ami Rating: 3/5 Source: Library Published: 1885. Plot: “De Maupassant’s second novel, Bel-Ami (1885) is the story of a ruthlessly ambitious young man (Georges Duroy, christened ”Bel-Ami” by his female admirers) making it to the top in fin-de-siecle Paris. It is a novel about money, sex, and power, set against the background of the politics of the French colonization of North Africa. It explores the dynamics of an urban society uncomfortably close to our own and is a devastating satire of the sleaziness of contemporary journalism. Bel-Ami enjoys the status of an … Continue reading Bel – Ami