September book haul #2

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A couple of weeks ago I tried out ordering via the Book Depository for the first time and … I fell in love. A huge variety of books, low prices and WORLDWIDE free shipping!! Amazing right? Last Saturday my books finally arrived (that’s the only downside, that it can take a lot of time before your books arrive) and although one of them was slightly damaged, I think I’ll order via the Book Depository again in the future!

The illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling and Jim Kay

Award-winning artist Jim Kay illustrates year two of Harry’s adventures at Hogwarts, in the same beautiful, gift-ready format as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

The Dursleys were so mean and hideous that summer that all Harry Potter wanted was to get back to the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry. But just as he’s packing his bags, Harry receives a warning from a strange, impish creature named Dobby who says that if Harry Potter returns to Hogwarts, disaster will strike

And strike it does. For in Harry’s second year at Hogwarts, fresh torments and horrors arise, including an outrageously stuck-up new professor, Gilderoy Lockhart, a spirit named Moaning Myrtle who haunts the girls’ bathroom, and the unwanted attentions of Ron Weasley’s younger sister, Ginny.

But each of these seem minor annoyances when the real trouble begins, and someone — or something — starts turning Hogwarts students to stone. Could it be Draco Malfoy, a more poisonous rival than ever? Could it possibly be Hagrid, whose mysterious past is finally told? Or could it be the one everyone at Hogwarts most suspects . . . Harry Potter himself?

I recently finished rereading this same book and you can find my review over here! The illustrations by Jim Kay are absolutely stunning. And although I’m not a big fan of collecting the same books, but in different editions, I make an exception for these editions and I can’t wait for the third book in this series to publish!

This book arrived in the mail slightly damaged. I contacted BD about it and wow, I had heard appraisals of their customers service, and it was all true! They were quick to respond and came up with a solution even quicker! The book arriving damaged had me thinking “maybe I’ll just go back ordering from my normal webshop again”, but this customers service made me think twice. And, of course, the prices are heaven!

Zodiac by Robert Graysmith

Zodiac A sexual sadist, the Zodiac’s pleasure was torture and murder. He taunted the authorities with mocking notes telling where he would strike next. The official tally of his victims was six. He claimed 37 dead. He was never caught. This book tells the inside story of the hunt for the hooded killer, and finally reveals his possible true identity.

Recently I have become addicted to watching true crime video’s on YouTube, my favourite being those by Buzzfeed! I had to take a small break, because it was kind of getting to my head (these cases are quite scary sometimes!). But I have been fascinated by true crime ever since I can remember, so I decided to put some of them in my wish list at the Book Depository.

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