As you read this, I’ll actually be celebrating my birthday (and hopefully some books as gifts if I’m lucky) but I thought I should devote some space to my Christmas presents. Things were pretty generous on the new release front as you can see:
Four 2012 new releases from Paullina Simons, Monica McInerney, Maeve Binchy and Maggie Alderson.
A Douglas Kennedy book pack. I haven’t read any of his books yet, but they sound interesting.
Three lovely hardcovers – the second in the Century trilogy by Ken Follett, Bryce Courtenay’s final book and Dr Karl’s science take on 50 Shades.
The book to accompany Call the Midwife (even though I haven’t seen series two yet) and Jamie Oliver’s even faster meals!
On Christmas Eve, the rest of my Library Thing Santa Thing (Secret Santa) arrived. Thank you!
Louise Penny and Sandra Gulland are new authors to me.
I also received from Text Publishing my prize from a Twitter competition (yes, the Parcel Post man had to do two trips that day – and possibly had to go on holiday straight after delivering these!)
Really looking forward to reading this lovely hardcover edition from Barack Obama.
Finally, the lovely people at The Reading Room sent me a parcel – thank you!
The new Tracy Chevalier, Rachael Treasure and a book from my wishlist – Tigers in Red Weather by Lisa Klaussmann.
Wow! That’s it for now – but stay tuned for next week’s birthday edition! Please do visit Suko’s Notebook for more Mailbox Monday fun – I’m sure this week will be a bumper edition!