Wednesday, September 4, 2013

B2S #3: Back to School Book Haul!

Hello everyone! I thought it would be a fitting addition to this series to show you the stack of books I’ve recently acquired, mostly for school, but a few also just for fun.


School Books:

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky


I’m honestly pretty scared about this book. I mean, it’s more than 700 pages! That said, everyone I’ve talked to so far who has read it said that they enjoyed it, so I guess there’s that! Also, it’s a lot less scary now that I know that we’re only going to be covering the first half of the book for this class, though that’s kinda disappointing, since it means I’ll have assistance half-way, and then I’ll have to finish it on my own. Oh well. I hope it’s good!

(Find Crime and Punishment on GoodReads)

Authority and the Individual by Bertrand Russell


This book is so tiny (like 90 pages), that even if I hate it, it shouldn’t be too painful. It sounds from the description like it’s a transcript of a lecture, so I’m not sure what to make of that. Guess I’ll see!

(Find Authority and the Individual on GoodReads)

Identity: Sociological Perspectives by Steph Lawler


I’m not particularly interested in this book, but at least it’ll be short, and we aren’t reading quite the whole thing for class, so I guess that’s good. It’s written to be a textbook, which is probably why there are only 6 ratings on GoodReads, since usually there are tons of reviews for books, especially books not written or published in Canada!

(Find Identity on GoodReads)

And two books I already had, but will be using for class this semester also:

The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins


This is a book that I’ve been wanting to read for a while, and it was also in my last book post (“Read and To-Read”). Conveniently, this class will be covering bits and pieces of it. I have a feeling that I’ll do an essay on it and end up reading the entire thing, because it sounds really interesting to me. Also, that shiny silver cover is really hard to photograph!

(Find The God Delusion on GoodReads)

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell

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My boyfriend borrowed this book from me and I still have to get it back, hence my not having my own picture of the cover. I’ve read this book before at least once for class in high school, and probably at last once again since. It’s probably my favourite dystopian novel, not because I think it’s the most accurate, just because I really like it. Though the fact that it was basically the first dystopian I ever read may have had some impact on my favouritism! I’m excited to get to read it again.

(Find Nineteen Eighty-Four on GoodReads)

And finally, my colourful new notebook

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Since I only have one class this semester, and since I always look at notebooks like this before deciding they’re too expensive, I finally got myself one! This one isn’t as expensive as some, as it was only $7 at Chapters. I didn’t like the orange fill-in timetable on the inside cover, though, so, as you can see from the second picture, I personalised it with a few quotes!

Books just for Me:

The Selection by Kiera Cass


This was in my last book post as well, so if you read that then you already know I have this book, but I thought it wouldn’t hurt to add it to this post, since I know it will be one of the books that I make an effort to get around to before the end of this semester! You gotta have some fluff in between classics, lectures, essays, and textbooks!

(Find The Selection on GoodReads)

This Side of Paradise & The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald


The Beautiful and the Damned is the book that I picked out after finishing the Great Gatsby that I wanted to read next by Fitzgerald, I think it was because I found a couple of really pretty quotes from the book. This just happens to be two books in one for about the same price, so why wouldn’t I choose this one?

(Find this edition on GoodReads)

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald


I basically fell in love with this book when I was reading it and, aside from wanting to read more Fitzgerald, I also knew I had to own this book. So now I do. It’s not my favourite cover, but it was cheap. I’ll probably acquire the good cover sometime down the line.

(Find The Great Gatsby on GoodReads)

And finally, because I’ve already bought and paid for it, but am still waiting for it to exist as a real thing, I’m going to include:

The Divergent Trilogy Boxed Set

This doesn’t come out until October 22, but I’m really excited to get it! I bought the boxed set because it’s cheaper than buying them individually, and also it’ll come right to my door when it’s available!

(Find Divergent / Insurgent / Allegiant on GoodReads)


And that’s everything book-related that I got recently! I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know what books you’re reading or leave me your comments about any of the things I posted about. Thanks for reading!


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