Sunday 3 May 2015

Showcase Sunday #18: My Mad Fat Teenage Diary by Rae Earl

Showcase Sunday is hosted by the lovely Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea. It's a chance for bloggers to show of their weekly book swag and an opportunity to meet other bloggers and talk about all things bookish!
I have a confession to make, I bought a book! A few months ago, this wouldn't have been a problem, in fact, it would have been commonplace. (I used to like to think that I single-handedly kept Waterstones in business.) However, at the beginning of the year, I vowed to not buy any books for six months in an attempt to save money, test my will and make a significant dent in my TBR pile.
But, as you can see, that hasn't gone to plan. While waiting for a friend of mine this week, I found my way into a Cancer Research charity shop and sitting right in front of me was My Mat Fat Teenage Dairy for just £1.50! Who could honestly resist such a bargain?!

I'm still going to try to stick to buying less books until the ban is lifted in July, however, I'm still quite proud that I managed to stay out of book shops for this long. It's already a giant improvement!

The plot:

My Mad Fat Teenage Diary is the real published journal of Rae, a boy-crazed 17 year old living with her crazy mom and fighting some serious body issues. She is a sarcastic and cynical girl who takes herself very seriously.

I'm only a few pages in at the moment but I'm already realy enjoying it. And, although embarrassing to admit, I can see myself a lot in Rae when I was her age. It should be an interesting read for anyone who has kept a diary in their younger years. 

What books have you borrowed, received or bought this week?
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  1. That sounds like a really good book, I hope you enjoy! I admire your willpower to refrain *mostly* from buying any books...I really need to work on that. :P

    Jen @ EbonyInkReviews

  2. That doesn't count, surely?!

    I LOVE charity shops. There's one just around the corner from us and their books are so cheap (£0.80 each) - I literally pop in every week!

    And... I adore your mug, by the way!


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