It is a truth universally acknowledged that one cannot and should not enter a bookshop and leave empty-handed.
I was at Waterstones in Darlington for a signing on Saturday and - since I was surrounded by the ever-tempting bookshelves of the YA section - this is what I left with:
Add to that the bursting list of book recommendations that have come to me via blog comments & emails over the past week & I have plenty to keep me going for ... oh, at least a week or two. :)
I've had my eye on The Diamond Of Drury Lane & Young Sherlock Holmes for a while and the others were recommended to me on the day as great reads.
My bookshelves are on their way to being officially restocked.