Books For Christmas

Books for ChristmasHello all, I hope Christmas was all you had hoped it would be.  Santa was very good to me (as always) and I received lots of lovely books which I’m looking forward to losing myself in during the long dark nights of January.  I thought I would share just a few of these with you.

There is something extra special about a hard back book, its more luxurious and altogether more special.  I was very happy to receive hard back editions  of both of these lovelies.Books for Christmas I loved Sarah Winman’s first book ‘When God was a Rabbit”.  In fact this was the book I chose to share earlier in the year when I was a World Book Night volunteer.  Her latest novel ‘A Year of Marvellous Ways’ is described by Emilya Hall,  another writer I love as: ‘Folklore, poetic, gorgeous’.  I can’t wait.

Sue Perkins has been making me laugh since I first saw her as part of the Mel and Sue duo on Light Lunch many moons ago.  I admire her intelligence, her wit, her humour and her ability to make a show about making cakes into must watch TV.   ‘Spectacles’ with its perfectly minimalist cover will be elbowing out a few other books on my ‘to be read’ pile to get to the topBooks for ChristmasIt’s no secret that I love, love, love Nigella.  I have all her books and am very happy to add her latest ‘Simply Nigella’ to my collection.  I thoroughly enjoyed the recent BBC series and am now drooling over the beautiful images and recipes in the book as I decide what to cook first.

I’m not a bread maker, but I would love to be one so I’m hoping ‘Traditional Bread Making’  will point me in the right direction.  During each series of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ I promise myself I’m going to bake bread, now I have no excuse not to.Books for ChristmasOne of my goals for next year (that’s a whole other post…) is to try more crafts.  ‘The Origami Home’ will be a great place to start.  It’s a beautiful colourful  book filled with origami projects and all the pretty origami paper I might need to make them with.  I haven’t tried origami since I was at school where I seem to recall making frogs.  Miniature origami furniture is much more appealing.

I hope you’ve had some time to read over the festive period.  I’m looking forward to sharing with you my top reads of 2015 in the next few days.

images: Changing-Pages


  1. Karen
    December 29, 2015 / 8:21 pm

    Once you’ve mastered bread, your last challenge, you will definitely be ready for a bake-off application!! Xx

    • December 30, 2015 / 6:43 pm

      Ha ha! I am very sure that none of my baking skills are of the GBBO standard, you on the other hand……

    • December 30, 2015 / 6:41 pm

      I look forward to giving it a go. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. December 30, 2015 / 9:45 pm

    Some great books here Angie. Let me know how you find the Sue Perkins one – been thinking of reading that myself but have about 5 others to read first!

    • December 31, 2015 / 7:57 am

      I will indeed Claire. Look forward to hearing about some of your reads too x

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