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    Fat is a Feminist Issue- Susie Orbach
    Bodies- Susie Orbach
    Buddha- Karen Armstrong
    The Bible- Karen Armstrong
    The Good Man Jesus and The Scoundrel Christ
    - Philip Pullman
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    I got:
    The Jane Austen Pocket Bible-Holly Ivins
    The Countryfile Handbook-John Craven
    some student cookbooks
    a bread making book
    a flower identification guide
    a butterfly identification guide

    and then I brought myself a butterfly and moth identification guide.
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    (Original post by Tabers)
    I got:
    The Jane Austen Pocket Bible-Holly Ivins
    The Countryfile Handbook-John Craven
    some student cookbooks
    a bread making book
    a flower identification guide
    a butterfly identification guide

    and then I brought myself a butterfly and moth identification guide.
    Ooo I want a flower and butterfly identification guide- never thought of that before. Would take them to Kew Gardens and be really cool

    I like your book choices
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    (Original post by Saffie)
    Ooo I want a flower and butterfly identification guide- never thought of that before. Would take them to Kew Gardens and be really cool

    I like your book choices
    Thanks! I love butterflies and its one of my new year resolutions to improve my identification skills in time for uni. Possibly I should be able to identify plants and things when I want to do ecology.
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    I got:
    Vile Bodies, Evelyn Waugh
    Young Men in Spats, PG Wodehouse
    The Old Devils, Kingsley Amis
    A Room With a View, EM Forster
    Dubliners, James Joyce
    And a collection of Auden's poetry

    But then again I did choose them all myself. I do so love vouchers.
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    (Original post by Lovefoxxx_93)
    I'm reading that now (Catch-22), it's really good!

    I got:

    -Catch-22.
    -One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    -A Clockwork Orange
    -American Psycho
    -1984
    -Animal Farm
    -Lolita
    -Anna Karenina
    -Lord of the Flies

    (I ordered them myself on Amazon )

    Oh, and my mum received three books (two of which I gave her) that will all end up on my bookshelves eventually.
    Lord of the Flies, Animal Farm, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest and Lolita are some of my favourite books. Good choice
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    (Original post by jaunebanane)
    I got:

    Going Bovine by Libba Bray
    Looking for Alaska by John Green
    Starter for Ten by David Nicholls
    Collected Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Our Tragic Universe by Scarlett Thomas

    But my mum's hidden half of 'em because of exams :P
    Yes! Finally someone who knows how to read for pleasure instead of bore themselves to death with classics (not that I have anything against classics, give me some Jane Austen any day). I have read both Going Bovine and Looking for Alaska, they are fabulous
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    But I got money which I ran out with on Wednesday and bought The God Delusion, The Oxford literature dictionary thing, a small book on Oscar Wilde's trial and another small one by Darwin

    Not buying any more this year until I've read everything in my unread pile.
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    I got a lovely copy of Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens, printed in 1894, which is possibly one of my favourite Christmas presents. Unfortunately the front cover fell off in my suitcase on the way home but I learnt a bit of book repairing on my work experience (in a library) so I think I can fix it! I also got the Lonely Planet Guide to Central Europe from my Dad (for interrailing next year) and a £25 Waterstones voucher from my mum, who can no longer keep track of what books I do and don't have :p:
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    Didn't get any actual books, but got 3 Waterstones vouchers for me to buy books with, so I'm pretty chuffed with that.
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    Beowulf
    Toast - Nigel Slater
    Collected short stories- Edgar Allan Poe
    Great British Book of Baking
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    Ada or Ardor by Nabokov
    The Professor by Charlotte Bronte
    Lillith by George MacDonald
    Fight Club by Chuck Palahunick
    Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin
    Perfume by Patrick Suskind
    The Yellow Wallpaper, Herland and Selected Writings by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
    The Bibliophile's Devotional
    and The Essential David Shrigley!
    ... I've been spoilt I have
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    The Alan Sugar Autobiography
    Schott's Almanac 2011

    and some motivational book about getting rich through business, I can't quite remember the title.
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    The Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare and some other ones I haven't actually even glanced at yet, so I can't remember their titles... my bad...
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    Basically everything by Nick Hornby, really hope I like his writing style!
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    My family know that I'm a Harry Hill fan, so they got me Livin' the Dreem, which I'm reading now. Other than that, I got Mock the Week: Next Year's Book and The Oxford History of World Cinema. But I've got too many unread novels on my shelf to care too much how many new books I get.
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    The Ring of Solomon but Jonathon Stroud, a kids book I know but I loved the Bartimaeus trilogy
    The Auschwitz violin by Maria Angels Anglada
    The Long Song by Andrea Levy, I'm a fan of the writer
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    I buy my own books cause no one is bothered to choose book for me. I even wrapped them and put them under the Christmas tree it makes it look very pretty : )

    -Mother Tongue
    -Words words words
    -an encyclopedia of the english language
    -seducing mr darcy
    -a truth universally acknowledged
    -the second mrs darcy

    and then books and cds. My mum won't let me get any more books though I have too many apparently and my room won't fit them :'(
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    Even though it's ages since Christmas, I figured I'd join in. :lol: Although I'm not sure which of these are Christmas and which are my birthday because they're really close, so I'll just throw them all in.

    Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella
    Sookie Stackhouse series
    1984
    Soul Corporation
    Blue Noon by Scott Westerfeld
    Bogus to Bubbly by Scott Westerfeld
    To Kill a Mockingbird
    The Little White Horse
    Stardust
    Lionboy: The truth
    Triskellion 3 (I think, I need to check though :lol:)

    I'm sure there's a fair few others that I can't remember right now.
 
 
 
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