I know it is a bit late, but I really did want to show you the books I got for Christmas. I didn't get as many as last year and have to admit to not having read all last year's books yet, so I didn't ask for as many this year. Although 12 books is still quite a lot.
Matched has been on my list for awhile and came to my attention via Amanda from The Zen Leaf who has written a similar manuscript which I hope to read soon. I finished this book at the beginning of the week and I hope to review it next week.
Angel Time by Anne Rice was a must for an angel fan. I had it in my head, that this book would be tomb like but it is rather slim. I am sure I have seen it around looking a lot thicker.
The Woman In Black by Susan Hill, an absolute must after reading A Small Hand last November. I love a scary ghost story.
Foreign Correspondence by Geraldine Brooks (Year of Wonder and March) is a non fiction book that finds the author tracking down and catching up with her pen pals from her childhood and seeing how their lives have progressed. Cannot wait to read this one.
Sarah Addison Allen's third magical read was a must. I loved Garden Spells and The Sugar Queen, so I knew I had to have The Girl Who Chased The Moon.
Raven Stole The Moon by Garth Stein. Hubby was most upset to order this one as he said it was second hand. When is he going to realise I love second hand books. This one is set in Alaska and I hope to keep it for when I actually start my American Journey again.
The Anatomy of Ghosts by Andrew Taylor - a murder mystery set in the 18th Century.
The last two books are hopefully destined to make me into a domestic goddess. Hee hee! Kirsty Allsopp's Homemade Home and Nigella Lawson's Kitchen. I bow down at Nigella's feet, as she is my domestic hero.
I didn't only get books for Christmas, I also got a cross trainer,which is still sitting in a box two weeks after Christmas. I also got two exercise games for the Kinect. One which has left me unable to bend my legs after half an hours exercising. I am not kidding, it pulled my muscles, stretched them out and pinged them back, leaving me walking around like an ape with bandy legs. Hubby has found it hilarious and cannot stop making jokes about me. So my new exercise regime has stopped temporarily until sore muscles return to normality.
So instead of exercising, I suppose I had better put my feet up and enjoy my new DVD's, the last three series of Beverly Hills 90201 - the original ( I kid you not!). I am so sad.