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#41 Inver

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Posted 25 December 2016 - 10:21 PM

So, who got books and/or book/reading related presents from Santa this year? Care to share and have us all drooling over the gifts you got?

I think you may have missed a book off your list of books received Kell.... :blush2:



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Posted 25 December 2016 - 10:36 PM

I think you may have missed a book off your list of books received Kell.... :blush2:

Ah, but that one was from YOU, not from Santa - you said I could open it BEFORE Xmas (so I did - LOL!)..

  • A Fairytale For Christmas by Chrissy Manby - from the very lovely Diane. <3


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Posted 26 December 2016 - 12:28 AM

 

Ah, but that one was from YOU, not from Santa - you said I could open it BEFORE Xmas (so I did - LOL!)..

  • A Fairytale For Christmas by Chrissy Manby - from the very lovely Diane. <3

 

Oh I see... :giggle2:



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Posted 26 December 2016 - 11:03 AM

I got a recipe book (that counts!) and The Complete Father Brown Stories. I also received an Amazon voucher which I'll use to purchase some Kindle books (haven't yet decided which). 



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Posted 26 December 2016 - 01:12 PM

These books were all gifts from me to me.  I wrapped them as well, because I'm daft.  :lol:

 

Knock, Murderer, Knock

Bleeding Hooks

Blue Murder

all by Harriet Rutland

 

Holding by Graham Norton

Crystal Skulls by Judy Hall

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Midnighter Vol. 2: Hard by Steve Orlando

 

I'm excited to read all of them (obviously, since I bought 'em!).



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Posted 26 December 2016 - 04:49 PM

8 books and a £20 Waterstones gift card here, from my other half, Mum and Dad, brother and daughter:

The Velvet Hours ~ Alyson Richman
Rush Home Road ~ Lori Lansens
Dawn ~ Elie Wiesel
The Puppet Boy of Warsaw ~ Eva Weaver
Comfort & Joy ~ Kristin Hannah
The Plum Tree ~ Ellen Marie Wiseman
A Little Book of Soups ~ Covent Garden Soup Co
Gluten is my Bitch ~ April Peveteaux

Happy, happy!! :)

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 02:08 PM

I got quite a lot of books (I think it was 11 in total), but I've still got presents to open on Thursday when we see our friends, and I know they always buy me books too, as they ask for a list to pick from, so I'll wait until after then to post a list :)

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 05:04 PM

I spent my Waterstones gift card today and got:

When Breath Becomes Air ~ Paul Kalanithi
Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain ~ Barney Norris
After the Bombing ~ Clare Morrall

Still happy! :)

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 05:44 PM

I received Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd by Alan Bradley, a cookbook called A Taste of Ojai by chef Robin Goldstein, and an Amazon gift card.  Now I'm just trying to decide which books to buy with it :D.



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Posted 27 December 2016 - 08:27 PM

I got:

 

The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent and a gorgeous set of Alice in Wonderland playing cards from a Secret Santa.  I think I know who she is.  :wub:  I also got some salted caramel chocolate but I accidentally ate it before I took the photo!  :giggle2:  It was very nice.

 

I got The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig from Kay and Alan (and some lovely Christmas socks (I *love* Christmas socks) and a gorgeous ceramic Christmas pudding tree ornament). 

 

I got £75 worth of Waterstone's vouchers from my Mum, my son and my daughter (the latter two think they're 'boring' presents, but at least they do listen when I say they're not boring to me!  :D  ).

 

My Mum also bought me The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher as a 'hostess' present but I forgot to snap it - she read it whilst she was staying with us. 

 

Happy, happy, happy!  :D

 

The photos aren't very good, I'm afraid...

 

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And a Christmassy shot!  :D

 

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Posted 27 December 2016 - 11:40 PM

I spent my Waterstones gift card today and got:

When Breath Becomes Air ~ Paul Kalanithi
Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain ~ Barney Norris
After the Bombing ~ Clare Morrall

Still happy! :)

 

Great choices, chaliepud. When Breath Becomes Air is incredible and Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain has been on my wishlist for AGES now - heard such great things.

 

I only actually received one book for Christmas - The Penguin Book of the British Short Story, Volume 2 - but was given plenty of book vouchers for Amazon and Waterstones so should be filling my boots over the coming months. Very chuffed.



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Posted 28 December 2016 - 06:24 AM

Ah, but that one was from YOU, not from Santa - you said I could open it BEFORE Xmas (so I did - LOL!)..

  • A Fairytale For Christmas by Chrissy Manby - from the very lovely Diane. <3

I quite liked this one when I read it earlier in December.

Great presents, everyone! I hope you all enjoy your new books :).

We don't do gifts for Christmas in my family, so no gifts here.

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Posted 31 December 2016 - 06:10 PM

Finally managed to get my list of books I received for Christmas together ...
 
Cakes In Space by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre
Class by Jenny Colgan
Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Poppy Pym and the Pharaoh's Curse by Laura Wood
The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig
The Improbability of Love by Hannah Rothschild
The Secret Cooking Club by Laura Remington
The Snow Merchant by Sam Gayton
The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
Through the Mirror Door by Sarah Blake
Time Travelling With A Hamster by Ross Welford

The Wolf Princess by Cathryn Constable
 
I also received two baking books ...
 
Sensational Chocolate: A Celebrity Collaboration by Paul A. Young
Patisserie Made Simple by Edd Kimber
 
Oh, and some non-fiction books ...
 
Darcey Bussell: A Life In Pictures by Darcey Bussell

Engel's England by Matthew Engel



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Posted 31 December 2016 - 07:59 PM

I got The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher :)

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Posted 01 January 2017 - 12:05 PM

Finally managed to get my list of books I received for Christmas together ...
 
Cakes In Space by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre


I hope you enjoy all your new books :). I liked Cakes In Space.

I got The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher :)


I hope you like it :). I've heard good things.

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 06:10 PM

I hope you enjoy all your new books :). I liked Cakes In Space.


I read it a couple of days ago, and it was fine, just a bit too young for me. I know I like middle grade books, but I felt this was aimed at even younger children and a bit too childish for me. The illustrations were great though, and if I had young children, I'd definitely recommend it :)

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 09:22 PM

I really need a better half to gift me books for Christmas too. 



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Posted 02 January 2017 - 09:40 PM

I got a recipe book (that counts!) and The Complete Father Brown Stories. I also received an Amazon voucher which I'll use to purchase some Kindle books (haven't yet decided which).

I think so. I got a Tea and Treats book and a cake recipe book.

I also got The Last Letter From Your Lover by JoJo Moyes

#59 Inver

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 11:53 PM

Sorry Kell....I can't share what I got as the number is '0'.... :Tantrum: ...put two on a list and left it lying and nobody obviously saw itl.

I can amend this now, as I did get two books after all... :D 

'The Penguin Lessons' by Tom Michell

'Between Sisters' by Cathy Kelly



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 09:06 PM

I did, I was given Howie Carrs,

 

"The Brothers Bulger" as I had hinted my interest in passing a few months back at a gathering

 

Not my usual read but am interested to browse nonetheless






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