Monday, January 07, 2013

Christmas Books

As you would expect in our house books play a large roll...especially at Christmas.

Santa added the new edition of the Hobbit to DS1's and DS2's stocking because it was so beautiful...


There were also book on words and extraordinary facts but what was interesting was which books under the tree were the big hits...

I gave DS2 Fifty Sheds of Grey...yes, I know it appears a strange choice but he had been sending me links to spoof of 50 Shades and well.... He kept us entertain all Christmas day quoting from it!


I gave DD Kitchenella by Rose Prince...DD sat flipping through it and  said 'I can this tell this a book I will keep and use forever!' (the blurb says ...The Secrets of Women: Heroic, Simple, Nurturing Cookery - For Everyone.'

And DD and I must have been thinking alike because she gave me Nigel Slater's The Kitchen Diaries II. On her weekend exeats it was the program we would cuddle on the sofa and watch...


Finally DH was given Gavin Esler's Lesson's From the Top and he had his nose firmly planted in it while on our skiing holiday.

Were you given any books this Christmas? Any favourites yet?

6 comments:

Philip C James said...

I was given a present of STEPHEN KING ON WRITING - A Memoir of the Craft.

I've reached the point where he is telling me about 'writing as telepathy'.

I swapped LITTLE DORRIT for my SIL's GREAT EXPECTATIONS. I have enormous expectations, as I managed to finish LD (all 824 pages; GE is half the size).

It will be good to read it because I have read it once already (or, to be precise, I have read the FIRST HALF of the book TWICE, when it was our English set text. I'll take the conventional approach this time :)

I still have a number of e-books by Gilli Allan, Mandy James and others on the boil at the moment but, as I don't have a kindle, I have to read them on the PC, which, sadly, is not really conducive to spontaneous reading sessions, I find...

liz fenwick said...

The first time I start On Writing I put it down, I wasn't ready to read it. The second time I read it in almost one go. There is a lot in there to enjoy and learn from.

I've never got on well with Dickens. I do like listening to the audio books though.

I'd hate reading books on the pc...bad enough reading the WIP on there!

lx

sheepish said...

I'm always interested to see what other people are reading and giving. You didn't say whether you enjoyed the film of the Hobbit. Having read the Hobbit [and Lord of the Rings] more times than I care to remember I cannot see how there can be three 3 hour films of the Hobbit. Apart from Thorin what did you think?

liz fenwick said...

Sheepish, I wondered how he could do it but he did...loved the film and want to see it again!

lx

Flowerpot said...

Sadly no books but I do love Nigel Slater's cooking.

Jayne said...

People sometimes steer clear of giving me books, much to my sadness! but they know I have so many already. Saying that though, I did get a 'Horrible Histories' book on the Georgians, and a book on John Lennon. And I got a fantastic book on... wait for it... London's Victorian sewers!