Tuesday, 28 December 2010
What bookish delights did you get, or give for Christmas? - Linda Strachan
Christmas is a time for giving and what better gift to a lover of words than a good book, or two, to curl up with.
I received a variety of different book gifts -
I love cookery books and I was delighted by the gift of Mums Recipes Two,
a cookbook with some interesting recipes which helps raise funds for MUMs.
The main focus of MUMs is to help reduce maternal and infant deaths in Malawi. The first volume raised £100,000 and there are now three volumes. You can find out more about them and the project http://www.mumsrecipes.org/
Michelle Lovric's The Undrowned Child was another present, and I am looking forward to this trip to Venice
I'm not at all sure what it is about or if it is something I can engage with, especially at the moment when I am trying to keep my head clear until my current work in progress is completed.
So it may have to wait on the shelf for a bit,. On the other hand I am curious to find out about all this strange layout. I feel as if it is a challenge..... so watch this space!
I also gave some books as gifts and among those were
Gillian Philip's Firebrand
So, what bookish gift did you give or receive this Christmas?
Dead Boy Talking (Strident Publishing) 'will knock you off your feet with the speed of its delivery and the raw, tough realism..' The Bookette
Writing for Children (A & C Black) ideal reading for all aspiring and newly published writers
For younger children the Hamish McHaggis series (GW Publishing)
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