Hello 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. 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 topIt’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.One 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.