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Recent Arrivals

Incoming – books, books, books! Most of my new library additions are courtesy of Savidge Reads who has been having a bit of a clear out.

Having just read a recent review over at Hannah Stoneham’s Blog, I’m looking forward to reading Stone’s Fall. Ishiguru’s Never Let Me Go is also on my radar as one to read soon as well as a christmassy Agatha Raisin book!

I’m also thinking about reading the rather intriguing-sounding Strangers for this year’s Japanese Literature Challenge. I’m curious about, but daunted by Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex – has anyone read it?

Welsh publisher, Seren Press has very kindly sent me a couple of books. Sing Sorrow Sorrow“a chilling collection of supernatural myth and otherworldly horror stories” – sounds a wonderfully dark book to dip into in the winter months.

The Unnamed - Joshua Ferris

I’ve got my lovely copy of Joshua Ferris’ The Unnamed from Thomas of My Porch Blog when he came for a visit, as well as Man Booker Longlisted The Slap which I bought for my book group at work and am currently reading.

The Slap - Christos Tsiolkis

Last, but not least I got a delightful parcel in the post – a little something for the party season ahead…

Party dress

Phew… that concludes todays update. Better go and update the TBR now!

Have you read any of the above books and if so which would you recommend? What exciting post have you had recently (bookish or otherwise)?

Afternoon tea and an early Christmas present…

Thomas from My Porch blog played Santa today when he arrived in the UK bearing bookish gifts, hand picked to suit each book-blogger’s personal taste.

Christmas comes early!

I am now the proud owner of The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris, which is the tale of a man who becomes afflicted with a strange compulsion to walk which he can’t control. (Unlike me who seems to be afflicted by an uncontrollable desire to sit on my bottom and not go anywhere in this chilly weather!).

What could be in this mystery package I wonder...?

And Simon S, if you are reading there is a mystery package waiting for you too. You had better get it quickly as you know how nosy I am…!

We all met up at Persephone Books, and then went for afternoon tea at the British Museum where I had my very first cucumber sandwich.

Thomas signing our books celeb-style.

Cakes galore!

A cleverly snaffled Persephone Biannually and Catalogue.

Then I headed off to meet my lovely friend Mrs W, for nice cuppa and a wander around the flagship Paperchase store (stationary heaven) which was as it always is at this time of year a veritable wonderland of festive sparkly-ness.

Have you had any early Christmas presents?