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Book Haul – Christmas 2016 Edition

American Gods by Neil Gaiman (Hardback) 

 

This was from the British Library in London – I’m a massive fan of Neil Gaiman so I asked my grandparents if I could have it from them as my Christmas present. It’s so beautiful, there are a whole bunch of illustrated Neil Gaiman stories on offer and I’m definitely going to try and get them all. I asked for American Gods because it is one of my all time favourite stories by him.

 

The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman (Graphic Novel)

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My mum got this for me at Forbidden Planet in Leeds, again because I love Neil Gaiman, and also because this has been on my ‘meaning to read’ list for absolutely ages. I haven’t read much of it yet, but it definitely looks brilliant from what I have managed to absorb. 

The Burning Page by Genevive Cogman

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This book is something I don’t know much about – I had a whole list of books on my Christmas list this year but my parents couldn’t find any of them, so I got given this. It actually looks really interesting, but it is the third book in the series, so I think I might try and find the first two for cheap somewhere else before I read this one.

What If by Randall Munroe

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My stepdad’s sister and her boyfriend got me this – it’s a book about loads of weird scientific questions and realistic answers. I really love non-fiction books like these, they really appeal to me, and I always enjoy reading them.

The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who by Simon Guerrier and Dr. Marek Kukula

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It’s no secret that I love Doctor Who. None at all. So honestly, this book should come as no surprise. I have a growing collection of Doctor Who novels, Decide Your Destiny books, encyclopedias and reference guides, and this book is just another beautiful addition. One of the authors of the short stories in here – George Mann – writes one of my favourite series ever, so I’m really looking forward to reading his contribution.

Around The World In 80 Cliches by Laura Lee

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My sister got me this from the British Museum, back when we went there about a month ago. I’m really interested in different languages and weird idioms, so I love this book to death (and I think she guessed I would). It’s a testament to how much I love language and linguistics.

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Book Haul – Christmas 2016 Edition”

    1. I haven’t had time to read it all yet, but I’ve read the first chapter and it was really well written – the layout makes it easy to read, too, so I would definitely recommend it if you’re interested in all the sciency stuff behind Doctor Who!

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