Under the Christmas Tree …

This is a bit late, but I have an excuse, since I wasn’t actually here after Christmas to write this post and Disney, incredibly enough, actually charges a daily fee for online access, so I also have an excuse for not writing this post while I was away on holiday. Not that I need an excuse, of course – but then again, I’m suffering from an attack of blogger’s guilt.

I was actually quite surprised at the reading spoils under the tree for me, because I handed my wish list to my nearest and dearest quite late in the game, and if they went online they risked my presents arriving after the big day. Despite this, they managed to find a lot of my requests at our nearest Chapters.

Here’s what I received:

Thriller: The Fire, by Katherine Neville. I know I’ve had this in my TBR pile, but it’s a library copy so I was very happy to return that copy and replace it with my very own!

Young adult: Kitty Kitty, by Michele Jaffe. I read Bad Kitty, Jaffe’s first book, last year, and enjoyed it very much, so I was very happy to add Kitty, Kitty to my TBR.

Fantasy: The Tales of Beedle the Bard, by J.K. Rowling. I’m definitely looking forward to this one, especially after I read Ann-Kat’s review.

Historical romance: The Darcys & the Bingleys, by Marsha Altman. I know I’ve mentioned that I don’t like reading historical fiction, but Pride and Prejudice happens to be one of my all-time favorite books, and when I first read about this book, it really intrigued me.

Mystery: The Private Patient, by P.D. James. I am a huge P.D. James fan, and it’s a delight to have the latest Adam Dalgliesh book in hardcover, rather than having to wait for it to come out in paperback (or my time in the long wait list at the library to come up).

Young adult: The Squad: Perfect Cover and The Squad: Killer Spirit, by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. I can’t remember the blog where I first read a review of The Squad: Perfect Cover but it sounded like a great read: a computer geek girl who is a rebel and an outsider gets an invite to try out for her school’s cheerleader squad. Definitely NOT high on her list of things to do, but they manage to entice her to check it out – and she discovers that the cheerleading squad (known as the God Squad at her school) is actually a covert CIA group of operatives.

How could I resist putting both of these on my wish list? And I read both of them while at Disney, and they were both delightful (full reviews coming soon).

All in all, I am extremely happy with these new additions to my TBR pile – huge thanks to my family for putting these under the tree for me!

2 thoughts on “Under the Christmas Tree …

  1. Terra

    Re: your Under the Christmas tree post.
    Hi, read your tweet, and came over here. I see you did great for Christmas gift books. My husband and I give each other books too. Your nickname could work for me, since I am a librarian, author and devoted reader and book reviewer.
    I garden too, and write about it, hence my tweet and blog name, TerraGarden

    Terra’s last blog post..The American Patriot’s Almanac

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