The final Mailbox Monday of the year – thank you to all those who have hosted, taken part and commented throughout 2013.
Rose City Reader is our Mailbox Monday host this month. Mailbox Monday was started by Marcia as a way of sharing your new books and having fun at the same time. In 2014, it will be hosted at the Mailbox Monday site permanently.
My final Mailbox Monday contains the presents I received for Christmas. Everyone seems to know me rather well…
The first parcel is from my LibraryThing SantaThing (Secret Santa), Miela. Thank you, you picked well! I haven’t read Susanna Kearsley, Jill Mansell or Georgette Heyer before. They look like lovely romance based books!
I also received a copy of the Beautiful Owls book. The pictures are gorgeous! I’m looking forward to reading how the pictures were taken.
I also received this gorgeous trio of Persephone books- Hostages to Fortune by Elizabeth Cambridge, The Blank Wall by Elizabeth Sanxay Holding and The Fortnight in September by RC Sherriff. The bookmarks match the endpapers.
There were some other lovely books – the new John Grisham, Sycamore Row; Australian political thriller Dismissal by Nicholas Hasluck and the history of plastic surgery, In Your Face by Dr Bryan Mendelson.
A gorgeous book journal, My Bibliophile and Summerset Abbey by T.J. Brown (a must for Downton Abbey fans) were also under the tree.
Two books by Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Curious and Curiouser and Game of Knowns will satisfy my science appetite.
Finally, two cookbooks to round off the year. Matt Preston gets saucy with a sealed section in Fresh, Fast and Unbelievably Delicious while Adam Liaw will keep me going with Asian After Work.
Phew! I’m going to be busy. Will the book trend continue tomorrow with my birthday? Find out next week!
Do you receive books for Christmas? How do you ensure you don’t double up?