A Mostly Christmas Book Haul

Hi all! It’s raining and yuck outside so I thought this would be the perfect day to share with you all the books I adopted last month. I will split these books into two sections a) Ones I brought for myself early December and b) those I got either for christmas or with christmas money.

You might notice that a few of these books, mostly the non-fiction, share a specific theme. Well that’s because I need to some serious research for my current writing project. Also if you have any book recommendation fitting to this era please let me know!

This post is going to be mostly pretty pictures so sit back and enjoy the books.

 

BOOKS I GOT EARLY DECEMBER 

 

 

Now all these poetry pamphlets are one I order a while back but arrived in December

  • 100 Poems Jen Campbell – This is the final collection of the 100 poems Jen wrote in 48 hours to raise money for the Book Bus. You can no longer buy physical copies but if you’re interested you can read all the poems here.
  • Teaching my Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire – I found this poet after the horrid Pairs Attacks as one of her poems when viral. It was beautiful so I knew I had to read more of her work
  • The Exhibit by Lauren Eggert-Crowe

 

 

CHRISTMAS BOOKS AND ONES BROUGHT WITH CHRISTMAS MONEY

 

  • Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder – Thank you to my little brother for getting me this one!
  • Love in a Cold Climate by Nancy Mitford – My mum got of a Blind Date book which is run by an Australian book shop- the middle photos are the clues! Thank you so much Mama! I’m looking forward to this one. I think these are the perfect bookish present and you can even get custom orders made.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So that’s it for this book haul. Comment down below and let me know what books you got for Christmas or in December.

Until next time, happy reading!

Dearna 

 

 

 

Dashing Through the Snow Tag

Hi all! I’m here with another tag. Seeing how it is currently Christmas Eve over here, I thought I’d get into the festive spirt with this Christmas tag!

Thank you so much ro Trisha Ann over at The Bookgasm for tagging me! If you haven’t already, I highly recommend checking her blog out as she posts awesome content.

Now onto the Christmassy questions.

1. Name a book you would like to see under your Christmas tree?

The Gracekeepers

 

This is a diffcult question becuase I really want all the books! But I would be so thrilled to see a hardcover copy of Kristy Logan’s The Gracekeepers under the tree. The hardcover UK edition is a stunning book, one of the most beautiful books I’ve seen. It would be a magaical Christmas if I got this one!

 

2. A book you’ll be reading this Christmas season.

HDM COVERS

This month I’m reading His Dark Materials by Phillip Pullman as apart of Booktuber’s Jen Campbell and Holly for Library at the Edge of the World’s read-along.

 

3. Favourite Christmas movie.

This is a tough one for which I have narrowed it down to three movies. The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Rise of the Gardians and The Godfather. I am aware that The Godfather isn’t a traditional Christmas movie; however, there is a christmas scene and in my house we do class it as a christmas movie. Normally mum and I finish wrapping the presents while watching it.

 

4. Do you like snow?

I do! Since it’s the middle of summer in Australia for Christmas, it is on my wish list to have at least one white Christmas!

5. Name a character you would like to spend Christmas day with.

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Note: image from the BBC adaptation of Philippa Gergory’s The Cousin’s War Series

In the risk of repeating the same books and since I read a lot of historial fiction, I’m going to go with King Edward IV and his Queen, Elizabeth Woodville. Because in every book I’ve read about them their Christmases’, they just sound opulent. And who would’ve want to spend Christmas in the medival court of a Plantagent monarch – oh just me?

 

6. To give or recive?

I love giving people presents – probably why I’m so broke this time of year! I love seeing the look on their face when they see the amazing present I’ve picked out for them. But least be honest – who doesn’t like receving presents also?

7. What fictional place would you like you spend Christmas at?

Night Circus

The Night Circus peferably somewhere in Europe on a winter’s night. Since it is such a magaical place already I think it would be the perfect place to spend a Christmas!

 

8. Fondest Christmas memory.

Every year around the second week of Novemeber we’d go over to see my Grandparents only to find out that my Granda had brought this year’s Christmas ham. ‘They were going to sell out,’ was his reasoning everytime. The next 6 or so weeks were spend laughing everytime we say the Supermarket’s overflowing leg of ham section. Also we have to find somewhere to store it and every year he managed to buy a bigger one!

 

9. Can you say Christmas tree 10 times fast in a row?

No! Sadly, I get to about 7 before failing every time.

 

 

That’s all for me for today! Merry Christmas to everyone and if you don’t celebrate Christmas I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

Until next time, happy reading,

Dearna