I made a joke of it to a few people and this year I ended up with books. I earned a book voucher from my favourite indie store in Hobart. When I was in the USA my brother in Tennessee and sister in California made sure I knew where the bookstores were. We visited several. Then along came Christmas. In the interest of convenience my brother's family in combination with my mother sent me an exceedingly generous gift card to Amazon. That will keep my Kindle turning over for sometime to come and is greatly appreciated because if I want something specific I should be able to easily download it on the spot.
However my favourites will always be the real deal that one holds in their hand and it is those that I am sharing here today. If anyone has any of these I hope you let me know what you think of them. If you aren't familiar with them I hope you enjoy their beauty. There are a couple of others but I will share them another day in their own right. I did also acquire some more vintage Penguins for the collection but as they are early ones they are in the orange and white banded copies so won't post them up until I read them all.... ahem....
Two Literary Sleuths and Their Shared Passion
These two women have been lifelong friends and travelled the world visiting
second hand bookshops in many countries. This is their story. I have dipped into it
and I love them already so can't wait to get into this one.
|This is another book that strikes my fancy. It is an interesting|
course of drawing which I am somewhat compromised in doing so thought
it would be fun to have a go. I picked this up with a voucher.
This is another book about books. I love these kinds of books and will have fun dipping into
it as the calendar year goes by and what a great time to receive such a book with it now being the first of January.
This one may have some quips and quotes that pop up here again and again.
As we just watched the fireworks on the Sydney Harbour Bridge (on TV), 2013 is well and truly behind us. All the best for 2014. Let the good times roll.