Welcome to this week’s news, reviews, and ‘all-things-books’ latest from the team at Waterstone’s Ballymena!
THIS WEEK'S TOP 10...
1. The Woman in Me - Britney Spears
2. Carl Frampton - Carl Frampton
3. Rambling Man - Billy Connolly
4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: No Brainer - Jeff Kinney
5. In My Own Words - Sean Quinn
6. John Hume - Stephen Walker
7. Common Decency - Susannah Dickey
8. The Marriage Portrait - Maggie O' Farrell
9. Really Good, Actually - Monica Heisey
10. The Blunders - David Walliams
Our next Saturday Storytime will take place on Saturday 3rd November at 12pm. We will be reading 'Harriet the Strongest Girl in the World' by Ben Lerwill and Beatrice Blue.
Lerwill and Blue's delightful picture book centres on a girl with powerful abilities and the travelling circus that helps her to embrace them.
We look forward to seeing everyone there, there will be colouring in afterwards!
HALF PRICE OFFERS...
• The Woman in Me - Britney Spears
Global megastar Britney Spears reveals all in her candid and heartfelt memoir, covering her incredible, tumultuous career, her controversial conservatorship experience and more.
• The Secret - Lee Child
Reacher returns in another high-octane rollercoaster ride of a novel from Lee and Andrew Child, as the US government call the lone wolf in to investigate a spate of strange, seemingly unconnected deaths across the country.
• Rambling Man - Billy Connolly
From America to the Arctic and from Nepal to New Zealand, Rambling Man is Billy Connolly's love letter to the locations, people and incredible adventures that have resulted from a life on the open road.
• Diary of a Wimpy Kid: No Brainer - Jeff Kinney
The Wimpy Kid is feeling the strain in the 18th side-splitting instalment of Kinney's popular series as homework, schoolmates and revision threaten to get the better of him.
• 5 Ingredients Mediterranean - Jamie Oliver
Combining the concept behind Jamie's hugely popular 5 Ingredients with his abiding love for and knowledge of Mediterranean cuisine, this sensational cookbook serves up 125 flavour-packed, hassle-free recipes.
• The Blunders - David Walliams
Filled with laugh-out-loud incidents and riotous mishaps, The Blunders follows the hilarious escapades of the titular upper-class family in their crumbling stately home.
• Guinness World Records 2024
From rollercoasters to coral reefs, discover more mind-boggling world records in the 2024 edition of the bestselling favourite.
YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB...
The next meeting of our Young Adult Book Club for 13-18 year olds will take place on Thursday 30th November at 7pm. We will be reading 'You Could Be so Pretty' by Holly Bourne.
This a dystopian novel that takes inspiration from 'The Handmaids Tale' We look forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting, feel free to bring a friend along, the more the merrier!
SCI FI AND FANTASY BOOK CLUB...
The next meeting of the Sci FI and Fantasy Book Club will take place on Thursday 17th November at 7pm. We will be reading 'Babel' by R.F Kuang.
Kuang's stunningly wrought novel is a compulsive dystopia about the power of language and the evils of authoritarianism, represented by the looming titular tower of translation. We look forward to seeing everyone there, newcomers will be made especially welcome.
BALLYMENA DISCOUNT DAY...
We are looking forward to the Ballymena Discount Day on Thursday 2nd November!
We will be running a Double Plus Stamps Offer on our fantastic Waterstones Plus Loyalty Cards.
This is a great opportunity to get ahead of the Christmas shopping!