Monday, 28 December 2009

In my mailbox...shopping bag and under the tree


This last week has been imense in the number of books I have aqcuired. Like any good bookworm I had several on my Christmas list. I recieved Stitch n' Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook by Debbie Stoller (hopefully I will get further than a few inches with these patterns), The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, The Graveyard Book by the wonderful Neil Gaiman, Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan and Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger.

Whilst Christmas shopping for other people I brought myself Coraline and Other Stories: The Bloomsbury Phantastics and The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science by Richard Holmes. I then popped into Cambridge believing that their Borders had shut down, but it was in its final days, books were 40 pence or less. There wasn't a great selection left but I still walked away with 14 books, including The Camel Bookmobile which I had wanted to read for ages. The rest of the books are under the piles of Christmas presents I have o put away if I want to sleep tonight.

When I arrived home, my mamouth orders from amazon had arrived, meaning I could barely open the door. I brought myself:
The Red Tree by Shaun Tan
Amok and Other Stories by Stefan Zweig
Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy
Life's Little Ironies by Thomas Hardy
The Madwoman in the Attic by S. Gilbert
The London Underworld in the Victorian Period (V.1) BY Henry Mayhew
Dr Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

And, tomorrow I have holds from the library to pick up! I love reading in the winter so hopefully I'll make a fair old dent in this pile quickly

4 comments:

Anna said...

Wow, you're swimming in books! Happy reading!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Melissa (Betty and Boo's Mommy) said...

I loved "The Camel Bookmobile"! Hope you enjoy it too.

Peta said...

He he - sounds like you're going to be OK for reading material for a while! I got The Age of Wonder for Christmas, after I saw Richard Holmes give a talk about it, and am looking forward to reading it. Hope you enjoy it!

Violet said...

wow, how much fun would it be to get / buy so many books at the same time, hope you enjoy all of them.