Who says you can’t do an IMM on a Wednesday? Or write about Christmas on January 5th? It has to be done, I’m afraid. I’ve been ill for a little bit so this is very, very late, but hey, we’ll all survive.
This is to say thank you for all the bookish Christmas presents I got this year. I got some wonderful things, some of which I’ve already got stuck in to!
I’m superbly happy with what I opened on Christmas morning! The top two books are editions of Pride and Prejudice that I didn’t already have, and the top one especially is beautiful. It has a grey hardback cloth cover with printed pink flowers and elegant font on the inside. Pretty 🙂
The third book down is Unnatural Issue by Mercedes Lackey. I adore her Elemental Masters series, so I was more than a little excited to get my grubby paws on the latest one.
The last book still makes me smile in a horribly dopey way whenever I look at it. Want a close-up? I think we should have a close-up.
A horrible close-up, but a close-up nevertheless.
It’s one of those new Barnes & Noble leather-bound editions, and I swear, I love it more than oxygen. It’s hardback and embossed and the pages are that wonderful crisp quality. You know what else? It smells damn good too.
Look at these, look at these, look at these! These are bookends that combine two of my favourite things – books and frogs. Not only that, but the frogs are wearing graduation caps and I graduated from Law School last month.
I know they’re not technically books, but I just had to show you them.
By which I mean other bloggers, but hell – I have real-life friends who don’t know me as well as these people! The following are my friends and I’m more than a little lucky to have them.
I was blown away by what I got through the post this year.
I know I’ve already mentioned The Story of King Arthur and His Knights which was sent to me by The Lit Addicted Brit but I’m including it here again, partly for completion’s sake and partly because it matches the Poe book above. Unlike that though, I still haven’t forced myself to take off the plastic wrapping yet!
Ellie from Musings of a Bookshop Girl wasn’t only nice enough to send me a copy of Ape House by Sara Gruen (which I’ve already reviewed – click here), but she also included the Pride and Prejudice DVD! You know, the proper one.
I could have posted a picture of the DVD itself up there, but why bother why I could just post a photo of the reason we all watch it in the first place?
The Night Circus is easily one of my favourite reads of 2011, so a massive thank you to Bex from An Armchair By The Sea who sent it to me a few days before Christmas. I was so eager to read it that I devoured it in the few days between Christmas and New Year! I haven’t posted a review yet because I’m so behind it’s ridiculous, but it’s next on my list 🙂
And finally, Forgotten Bookmarks is from Hannah at Once Upon A Time, the Queen of Perfect Timing! This book was actually waiting on the doorstep when I got home on Christmas Eve, and you just can’t get any better than that.
Right then. You’re going to be so, so sick of my posts over the next few days, I can guarantee it. I’m waaaay behind but I suddenly feel motivated so I’ll work on catching up.
I’ll do a normal IMM on Sunday (or thereabouts) and talk about my non-Christmassy books but I couldn’t wait any longer to say a public thank you for the above 🙂