The Princess Bride
by William Goldman
The Princess Bride by William Goldman


VALIS (VALIS Trilogy, #1)
by Philip K. Dick
VALIS (VALIS Trilogy, #1) by Philip K. Dick


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For a while it’s felt like we’re living in an episode of Hoarders so it was high time that we did a proper cleanup. So we’re selling some books. There are some complete sets here, and some that are part of a bigger set. Some rare and hard to find titles, and others are part of a mixed bag of graphic novels, YA fiction, general fiction, recipe books and some other cool stuff. Please help us re-home these beauties without having to resort to handing them in at a second hand bookstore where they might never be rediscovered again.

If you’d like more details and/or photographs, these can gladly be provided. Prices and availability of all the titles can be found here.

Interested? Awesome! Please send an email to hello@iwantadodo.com with your wish list.

Top Shelf:

Top

  • Breakdowns: Portrait of the Artist as a Young %@*! by Art Spiegelman
  • Marvel Zombies 2
  • Bat-Manga! by Chip Kidd
  • The Walking Dead 7 by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn
  • The Walking Dead 8 by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn
  • Pictures and Words by Roanne Bell & Mark Sinclair
  • The Best American Comics 2008 edited by Lynda Barry
  • Movies of the 20s by Jürgen Müller
  • Italian Film Posters by Dave Kehr
  • Hollywood Horror from Gothic to Cosmic by Mark A. Vieira
  • Film Posters of the 90s by Tony Nourmand & Graham Marsh
  • Selected Poems & Tales by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Soon I Will be Invincible by Austin Grossman
  • Geek Chic by Neil Feineman (x2)
  • Tank Girl
  • Earth the Power of the Planet by Iain Stewart & John Lynch
  • Bo-Kaap Kitchen
  • French Food at Home by Laura Calder
  • River Cafe Cook Book Easy by Rose Gray & Ruth Rogers
  • The Essential Pasta Cookbook
  • How to be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson
  • Miss Dahl’s Voluptuous Delights by Sophie Dahl
  • Classic Stars Desserts
  • The Real Greek at Home by Theodore Kyriakou & Charles Campion
  • The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean
  • Arthur Spiderwick’s Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
  • The Spiderwick Chronicles Care and Feeding of Sprites by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
  • The Secret History of Giants by Ari Berk
  • Moby-Dick by Herman Melville
  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • The Light of the Oracle by Victoria Hanley
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  • Doll Bones by Holly Black
  • Barkbelly by Cat Weatherill
  • Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Eight Days of Luke by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Arthur and the Minimoys by Luc Besson
  • Arthur and the Forbidden City by Luc Besson
  • Verdigris Deep by Frances Hardinge
  • Clemency Pogue: Fairy Killer by J.T. Petty
  • Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • Vincent van Gogga by Philip de Vos
  • The Eyeball Collector by F.E. Higgins (signed by F.E. Higgins)
  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
  • Watership Down by Richard Adams
  • The Tale of Tales by Tony Mitton & Peter Bailey
  • Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney & Anita Jeram
  • World Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Creatures by Dougal Dixon

Middle Shelf:

Middle

  • Corby Flood by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell (signed by Chris Riddell)
  • Fergus Crane by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell (signed by Chris Riddell)
  • Hugo Pepper by Paul Stewart & Chris Riddell (signed by Chris Riddell)
  • Drink: A Cultural History of Alcohol by Iain Gately
  • Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  • Flight Behaviour by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Case Histories by Kate Atkinson
  • Rocky Horror from Concept to Cult by Scott Michaels & David Evans
  • Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi
  • Chart Throb by Ben Elton
  • Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood
  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
  • Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake
  • Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake
  • Titus Alone by Mervyn Peake
  • The Girl with the Glass Feet by Ali Shaw
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • How We Are Hungry by Dave Eggers
  • You Shall Know Our Velocity by Dave Eggers
  • A Few Short Notes on Tropical Butterflies by John Murray
  • Catch-22 by Joseph Heller
  • Island by Aldous Huxley
  • The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
  • Transpotting by Irvine Welsh
  • The Rape of the Lock by Alexander Pope
  • She by H. Rider Haggard
  • Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Affluenza by Oliver James
  • Booty Nomad by Scott Mebus
  • How to Walk in High Heels by Camilla Morton
  • The Sea of Wise Insects by Terry Westby-Nunn
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Millennium People by J.G. Ballard
  • Hello America by J.G. Ballard
  • Stranger Things Happen by Kelly Link
  • The Faery Reel edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling

Bottom Shelf:

Bottom

  • Love Story, With Murders by Harry Bingham
  • Dark Windows by Louis Greenberg
  • Zoo City by Lauren Beukes
  • 2a.m. at the Cat’s Pajamas by Marie-Helene Bertino
  • Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
  • The Contortionist’s Handbook by Craig Clevenger
  • Soldiers of Salamis by Javier Cercas
  • The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter
  • The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter
  • Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua
  • The Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse
  • You Don’t Have to be Evil to Work Here, But it Helps by Tom Holt
  • Zodiac by Robert Graysmith
  • Wildwood Chronicles by Colin Meloy & Carson Ellis
  • A Certain Justice by P.D. James
  • White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  • The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain de Botton
  • Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser
  • Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux
  • Hegemony or Survival by Noam Chomsky
  • The World According to Clarkson by Jeremy Clarkson
  • Rumpole and the Penge Bungalow Murders by John Mortimer
  • Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
  • The Girl Who Played Go by Shan Sa
  • Autobiography of a Geisha by Sayo Masuda
  • The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima
  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
  • The Good Women of China by Xinran
  • Waiting by Ha Jin
  • Red Dust by Ma Jian
  • Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
  • Dune by Frank Herbert
  • Things A Little Bird Told Me by Biz Stone
  • Candy Girl by Diablo Cody
  • The Children’s Book by A.S. Byatt
  • The Caves of Steel & The Rest of the Robots by Isaac Asimov
  • True at First Light by Ernest Hemingway
  • Death in the Afternoon by Ernest Hemingway
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
  • Rock Me Amadeus by Seb Hunter
  • Mrs. Hemingway by Naomi Wood
  • Minority Report by Philip K. Dick
  • Neuromancer by William Gibson
  • Now & Then by Joseph Heller
  • Catch as Catch Can by Joseph Heller
  • Seven Hundred Penguins
  • Winnie the Pooh 80th Anniversary Edition by A.A. Milne
  • Disney: The Ultimate Visual Guide by Russell Schroeder
  • The Art of Walt Disney by Christopher Finch
  • Cinema Year by Year 1894-2003
  • Friends…Til the End: The One with All Ten Years
  • Mediterranean from Homer to Picasso by Xavier Girard
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Some people are of the opinion that books choose us, and not the other way around. After reading this book I’m starting to wonder whether there is something more to that, if certain books make an appearance at a specific stage of your life. One thing is for sure, after reading through this epic love story you will feel emotionally purged. You will be reminded of the power of reading and appreciate that a book like this doesn’t come along every day.

The characterisation of four friends (JB, Malcolm, Willem and Jude) is done beautifully and each of them stands out as an individual early on. While all four characters are detailed in the book, A Little Life follows the story of Jude St. Francis who hasn’t had an easy life by any means. His life has been riddled by so much hardship and strife that you are only given glimpses at a time in order for it to be more palatable. While you are taking in stories of abuse, violence and neglect that happened during his younger years, the glimmer of hope and main source of happiness is the lasting relationships that are created later on. The bonds that are forged early on are put to the test as life gets in the way, and as time goes by your friendships and other important relationships based on love, bravery and sacrifice have a way of defining you.

This was an emotional read that led to a lot of introspection. Even before finishing it, there was a need to take a step back to gather my thoughts and feelings which were so complicated at times that it felt as though this book was actually getting across the true nature of humanity. A bit of a cliche, but this was an emotional roller coaster which tested your range for feelings from empathy, frustration, sympathy, and anger to the happier, more positive side of the spectrum. Jude is so damaged that even though later in life he is shown so much love, kindness and compassion he can cannot accept that his life is worthwhile.

There is nothing little about A Little Life, it’s an achingly beautiful tale of epic proportions which forces you find meaning in life and appreciate the people in it.

This review has been featured on Women24.

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A few weeks ago a friend remarked on how few books I actually enjoy. It made me think that maybe it’s time that I stop looking for new things – be it authors or genres, and stick to what I know I like so that I can make better choices and ultimately read more books that I’m more likely to enjoy. That being said, even though I enjoyed this book I didn’t find it life changing or life affirming, nor do I ever see myself reading it again.

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A little while ago we saw the latest Pixar movie, Inside Out and unsurprisingly it was an emotional roller coaster and for days (and now even weeks later) I find myself looking up interviews with the writers and still images of the movie. While I was in the wormhole I came across The Pixar Theory by Jon Negroni which explains how all the Pixar movies are connected in the same universe.

This theory includes all the movies the studio has created: Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, Ratatouille, Wall-E, Up, Toy Story 3, Cars 2, Brave and Monsters University. It’s too recent to be included in the video below, so here’s an article explaining how Inside Out fits into this theory. Some of these are very easy to believe, while others are definitely more of a stretch of the imagination. Either way, it’s just a bit of fun that even the Pixar staff enjoy.

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This is an annual update, mostly for myself, where the list of worthwhile shows are whittled down and only the good ones are left standing. It makes is easier when keeping track of what to keep an eye out for when the next season comes around.

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I’ve always tried to read more books than watch tv, but the truth is that when it’s colder I just don’t want to let my arms outside the blanket to hold a book. It would be a complete lie if I said there wasn’t comfort in lying wrapped in front of the box being fed a story – the only problem is sifting through the many available options to find the ones that appeal to you most. We all have different tastes, and like music preferences it’s essentially a personal choice. Continue reading »

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