28 September 2009

The Book Lovers' Appreciation Society

I've mentioned this book aka a collection of short stories when it was announced and now it's finally out (time flies, huh)! I've already bought a copy and I suggest you do the same because:
a) the cover is too pretty for words;
b) some of the most popular contemporary authors have contributed their short stories;
c) and most importantly, 1 GBP of each sold copy will be donated to Breast Cancer Care!

The latter was also the main reason why I've purchased my copy - sure, the previous two were important as well, but the last one sealed the deal!

Quite frankly, I'm not planning to read the whole book because I'm not a fan of short stories myself, I prefer novels. But how could I resist when there are stories by Sophie Kinsella, Cecelia Ahern, Adele Parks, Katie Fforde, Kate Mosse and many other fantastic authors! I've read a few of those already and they're alright, especially if you're into that sort of thing. Click the cover for more info!

I've taken a few pictures of the back cover and the contents pages for those of you who'd like to know more about the book (ignore the bad quality please, I was in a bit of a hurry):

All in all, I think this book would make a lovely addition to every book lover's book collection! :)


Rebekka said...

Oh I bought that book too. For the same reasons you did. But I will probably read all short stories as I love short stories hehe.
I'm just a bit disappointed that the as new claimed story by Cecelia is in fact Mallard and May which an be found on her website for free for ages now :( But it still has Sophie in it and lots of other lovely authors. AND it's for charity which makes it even better. Haven't read it so far but will soon!

Juju from Tales of Whimsy said...

What a lovely cover.

PS LOVE your blog.
It's SOOO pretty!

bookalicious said...

Rebekka - Oh, really? That's a bit of a rip off if the story's been available before! What did you think of it? I've read it (Cecelia's) and I have to admit I found it a bit strange?
By the way, will you girls be doing the In My Mailbox meme too on your blog? :)

Juju - Thanks for stopping by and for the compliment! I really like your blog too, will definitely be visiting more often! :)

Rebekka said...

I loved the story. It was confusing at first but in the end... that twist, the two of them being ducks... that was so clever. I really liked it.

No, we won't because we don't get new books every week (we can't afford it with us being poor students lol), so it wouldn't make much sense. We will post our new books simply whenever we buy some or receive some for reviews :)

Alan said...

Literary Advocates Redefine Their World Without Books
Read it at http://alanwking.wordpress.com/2009/10/06/literary-advocates-redefine-their-world-without-books/

Becky said...

What a lovely idea!

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