I wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas as I will now be away for the holidays with no internet access and not back until the new year.
Mr Whisperer and I are making the long journey up to the Isle of Skye (north west Scotland) today and spending our Christmas there in a cottage on the cliffs with no neighbours for miles around and a cosy wood-brning open fire. The plan is lots of walks and sitting round the fire reading books. Heaven!
My bookish gifts so far
It’s a well know grumble of mine that I rarely get book-shaped packages for Christmas or birthdays as people seem to be under the impression that I have too many already (What???? A person can NEVER have too many books in my opinion!).
Last night we went to my parents house for our “Christmas day” with them (a meal and exchanging pressies etc) and imagine my excitement to get these two wonderful gifts in amongst my lot:
A book journal to record all my reviews (which will be perfect for when I’m on holiday and can’t get access to the internet) and also to list all the books I want to read (I am slightly worried that there aren’t enough pages for this, however).
I also got this gorgoues illustrated copy of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
This is one of my favourite books of all times and the pictures make it feel really magical.
It also has narrative about what a Victorian Christmas was like, what they did, ate, played etc and a whole chapter on Charles Dickens himself.
I can’t wait to curl up with this in our cottage on Christmas Eve.
Have a wonderful holiday everyone
Here’s wishing you all a very merry Christmas and may Santa visit you all with book-shaped packages 🙂