August book haul #1

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Yesterday I went to the thriftshop and Pieter went with me. We made a deal that we would walk there while playing Pokémon Go (yes, we still play it), so we would both do something we like hah! I even ended up buying two books for only €3.50!

Dolan’s Cadillac by Stephen King

Wealthy crime-boss Jimmy Dolan brutally murders a woman who is scheduled to testify against him, and her husband spends the next seven years plotting his revenge. Haunted by the voice of his dead wife, he will stop at nothing to exact his vengeance and allow his wife to rest in peace.

Normally when I go to the thriftshop, they have at least three Stephen King books patiently waiting for me to buy them. This time there were two, but one Dutch version of Christine was … too ugly. Yep, I judge books by their covers, so I didn’t buy it. (I still plan on buying this book in the future, just not that certain edition. Believe me, it was fugly, sorry.) So I ended up kinda sad, because this was the only King book I could see at that moment. Luckily, once again, the very last book I saw was another (super thin!) King book: the Dutch version of the short story Dolan’s Cadillac. I think I will actually read it very soon, since it’ll be a super quick read and I’m looking forward to it.

The Mammoth Hunters by Jean M. Auel (Earth’s Children #3)

Riding Whinney with Jondalar, the man she loves, and followed by the mare’s colt, Ayla ventures into the land of the Mamutoi–the Mammoth Hunters. She has finally found the Others she has been seeking. Though Ayla must learn their different customs and language, she is adopted because of her remarkable hunting ability, singular healing skills, and uncanny fire-making technique. Bringing back the single pup of a lone wolf she has killed, Ayla shows the way she tames animals. She finds women friends and painful memories of the Clan she left behind, and meets Ranec, the dark-skinned, magnetic master carver of ivory, whom she cannot refuse–inciting Jondalar to a fierce jealousy that he tries to control by avoiding her. Unfamiliar with the ways of the Others, Ayla misunderstands, and thinking Jondalar no longer loves her, she turns more to Ranec. Throughout the icy winter the tension mounts, but warming weather will bring the great mammoth hunt and the mating rituals of the Summer Meeting, when Ayla must choose to remain with Ranec and the Mamutoi, or to follow Jondalar on a long journey into an unknown future.

Two years ago I read the first part (The Clan of the Cave Bear) in this series and I ab-so-lutely loved it. I’ve always had a fascination for prehistoric times and I love the stories around it. I thought it was so very magical to read and I actually don’t know why I haven’t started the second book (The Valley of Horses) yet. So when I saw the third book in this series, I just had to buy it!

What was your last bookish purchase?

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