January Book Haul

Just remember that I (as usual) am trying to curb my book buying habits in an effort to get on top of my TBR… but that doesn’t mean I haven’t bought any books.

Batman Zero Year, Volume 1 & 2 by Scott Snyder

37660517I got these two as part of the fortnightly Batman graphic novel collection, and being the first two they were an introductory price, so it cost me around £10 for the two, which is a bargain for a graphic novel. Even though I won’t be collection the whole thing, I figured I’d pick these two up. Honestly, I don’t know much about the story, other than the fact that it sort of a come back for Batman, after what, I don’t know. I have read Batman Year One, so maybe it’s post The Dark Knight Rises, kind of situation? I guess I’ll find out when I read them, as I’m thinking of marathoning the two of them straight through, since it was originally one work, but had been split into two volumes.

The Hound of the Baskervilles Graphic Novel by Sir Arthur Connan Doyle, Ian Edgington and I.N.J. Culbard

36498945I went to London with my sister this month to see Hamilton (I had to slip that in there) and while we were there we found ourselves close to Baker Street, so we paid a visit to the Sherlock Holmes museum and gift shop. Of course, I had to buy something. I have never read The Hound of the Baskervilles, having only seen the Sherlock episode, so I picked this graphic novel adaptation, that looks to be a lot of fun. Other than the fact that there is a phantom/demon dog afoot in Dartmoor, I don’t know anything about this iconic episode in Mr Holmes’ life, so I’m looking forward to finding out more.


Sherlock Holmes, Vol. One by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

fullsizeoutput_6df.jpegSince I apparently needed more than one book to carry around London, I also bought this gorgeous Knickerbocker Classics edition of the Sherlock Holmes stories. Since there are so many of them, there are three volumes each containing a different collection. The first volume, this one, contains A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of the Four and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Admittedly I have read all of these, having a super cheep collection on my Kindle, and have many a copy of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, but I wanted it anyway, and it’s clothbound, and gorgeous.



So not too bad on the book buying front, but I defiantly could do better, maybe in February…

What books did you buy this month? Have you read any of these books and what did you think?

Thanks for reading!



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