Christmas Book Bonanza 2019

My Book Booty


Santa left this little lot under my tree. Did you receive any longed-for titles in your Christmas stocking? I would love to hear all about your book-related gifts!

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  1. Merry Christmas 🌲❀🌲

  2. No books but plenty of magazines! I don’t often get to do crossword puzzles these days nor read the gossip rags so I was inundated with the likes of Australian Women’s Weekly and cheerful celebs grinning on Christmas covers… don’t get me started on the luscious festive recipes… πŸ™‚

    Must say I like your 2020 weekly/monthly diary cover!

    • I can’t recall the last time I read a magazine, although I always pick up a copy of Private Eye when I’m catching a plane. I hate flying and find its blend of satire and investigative journalism just the thing to keep my mind occupied at 30-whatever thousand feet! 😲

      I’m delighted with my new planner, which was a gift from my brilliant mum (she’s got a knack for buying the perfect gift). 😊

  3. Looks like a great Christmas! My gifts included a copy of “Takes One to Know One” by Susan Isaacs, who has such a fun writing style.

  4. Greetings of the season! I received The Value of Everything, a compelling slice of postmodern political economy, which plays with the old distinction between price and value. For example, if I paid an elf to bring me a Christmas tree it would add to GDP, but if I obtained some holly from the woods it would escape the national accounts. One of Karl Marx’s earliest writings was about peasants thieving branches, but clearly I couldn’t condone such anarchic behaviour.

  5. I got a beautiful facsimile edition of The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie and the British Library Classic Continental Crimes. Hope you had a lovely Christmas x

  6. My husband and son won the “most books received” contest with eleven each. I received five, one a special “text-bombed” book (I’ve written about this on my blog before; we cover the text on a children’s book with our own text) and the other four are: The Nobody People, Proehl, Dead Astronauts, Vandermeer, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing, McBride, and Day Zero, Devos.

  7. Nadolig Llawen, Paula! Belated best wishes–I do hope you and yours had a lovely day with just the right amount of excitement without it being exhausting!

    No books on the day but I’m promised a copy of the new Pullman when Postman Pat clears his backlog. And I often get a book voucher from the choral society I accompany, but I don’t expect it as a given — and as I have enough books waiting to keep me going until Doomsday I’m good with no bookish pressies (boo! if Doomsday comes early).

    • A belated Nadolig Llawen to you too, Chris. We had a really pleasant Christmas, thank you. I hope you had a lovely time.

      The new Pullman should be good. I don’t really ‘need’ any more books but I’m always thrilled to receive a book-shaped parcel. πŸ˜ƒ

  8. Lovely stuff Paula – Colette is marvellous! I have had several arrivals (ahem!) and images have just made it onto my blog!

    • I have to confess, Kaggsy, I may have muttered out loud that I would like to read ChΓ©ri next April, since it was first published in 1920. Luckily someone was listening! πŸ˜ƒ

      Hey, you were positively inundated with book gifts. Marvellous stuff!

  9. They look lovely! ELEVEN books for me – pics to come on 1 Jan as I think is traditional (giving myself some time to clear some TBR so they have room on the shelf).

  10. Is that a bookish calendar? That would be delightful! So glad that Santa was listening while you whispered your wish-list.

  11. This seemed to be the year of the cookbook for us. I love a good cookbook with yummy pictures! I also received some book money, so I get to go shopping. Making the list and narrowing it down is one of my favourite bookish activities. πŸ™‚
    Happy 2020!!

    • Sadly, I’m a disaster waiting to happen in a kitchen, but I love good food (and ogling pictures of food)! πŸ˜‹

      I hope you come to the right decision over the titles you should purchase with your book money. It’s important to get these things right. πŸ˜‰

      A very Happy New Year to you, Naomi. πŸ₯³πŸ₯‚πŸ“š

  12. Fantastic post πŸ™‚


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