Gingerbread Vampires On Mars

This weeks mid-week charity shop perusal found me various TV show DVD’s (True Blood, Battlestar Galactica and Life On Mars), two Ladybird books, the Ready Player One book and a lovely illustrated fairy tales book.


Ladybird Books

Both Ladybird books were ginger related, with Well-Loved TalesThe Gingerbread Boy“, and Read It YourselfGingerbread Man“. They date from 1980-81.

Cost: £2.00


Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

I enjoyed the film, although it had many flaws, so thought I’d give the book a go. Who ever this used to belong to didn’t keep it long as this version was only published this year.

Cost: 50p


The Book of Idle Pleasures

This book looked rather fun, so I bought it!

“The Book of Idle Pleasures is a restorative gift book for the stressed out, tired and hassled. An antidote to our non-stop culture, it is a welcome compendium of timeless delights.

The book lists and reflects on 75 simple pastimes and proves that the best things in life really are free: lighting fires, skimming stones, catching falling leaves, whittling, staring out of the window, dreaming, doodling or taking a nap. The Book of Idle Pleasures is a celebration of pleasure for its own sake in a world of consumer overload.”

Cost: £1.00


Classic Fairy Tales by Berlie Doherty & Jane Ray

I love illustrated fairy tale books and have a large collection spanning many years. This book has some wonderful artwork by Jane Ray.

Cost: 70p


Battlestar Galactica ~ Season 4 & 5

I own series 1-3 but never got around to buying the last two, so this was a good find.

Cost: £1.50 & £2.50


True Blood ~ Season 3

I really enjoyed True Blood, so snapped this up as I only have series 1 so far. Best buy season 2 then!

Cost: £3.00


Life On Mars ~ Season 1

Another TV series I really enjoyed and planned to buy!

Cost: £2.50

Gene Hunt: “They reckon you’ve got concussion – I couldn’t give a tart’s furry cup if half your brains are falling out. Don’t ever waltz into my kingdom acting king of the jungle.”
Sam Tyler: “Who the hell are you?”
Gene Hunt: “Gene Hunt. Your DCI. And it’s 1973. Nearly dinner time. I’m ‘aving ‘oops.”