29 December 2010

Books to share

Twas the week after Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a mouse, because we were all reading!

This is a quick interlude in my bloggy break to let you know what we've been reading over the last couple of days.

Cpt. V has many literary interests but does like his politics, so has been deep engrossed with John Howard's autobiography 'Lazarus Rising'.  This will sit amongst alongside the bios of many other Australian Prime Ministers and political authors.

To balance out the mix, he is looking forward to receiving Keith Richards 'Life' which is such an apt title don't you think?  I actually can't wait to get my hands on this one!

My selection has been a little lighter but no less interesting!

I found my first choice at a favourite Noosa bookstore, Embiggen on Christmas Eve whilst doing a last minute search for Cpt. V [honestly!].

As you know, I relish most things French and am a reforming Francophile.
As soon as I saw the cover, I knew that this book could be a 'goodie' and after reading both the blurb and a few random pages, it was destined to come home with me.

It has been a fascinating read so far and will no doubt wend its way to my parents after I've finished with it to give them further fuel for their long-anticipated visit to Paris in June next year.  
If you'd like to read more, click on the cover.

And finally, something to inspire us to put down the books and nourish our senses, the gorgeous Donna Hay 'Seasons' cookbook.

We are truly blessed in my corner of the world to have access to such inspiring seasonal produce and this was a most thoughtful gift from my brother and SIL this Christmastime.  It will definitely be the gift that keeps on giving!

That's it for the short-time but I have a long, long list of tomes ready and waiting including Markus Zusack's 'The Book Thief'.

OK, enough from me I'm scooting back to my cosy hammock to turn the pages,

First image found here


  1. PS: If you have a little time on your hands, the Donna Hay website is more than a bit delish, and will definitely be my 'Go To' spot for future inspiration when 'entertaining'.
    x F

  2. Felicity...that's exactly what I'm doing. I've read three books in five days and I plan to keep on going! Without guilt :) I have that Seasons book too...it's fabulous isn't it.

  3. I will definitely keep an eye out for the Eiffel's Tower book and enjoy The Book Thief - it is fantastic. Happy reading x

  4. The Eiffel's Tower is inviting. Thanks for sharing! Will grab it on my next stop at the bookshop. Enjoy your reading!

  5. I was very lucky to receive poh's kitchen a great book and my hubby got Peter Cookes book on his body of work and his new Terry Pratchett. methinks we are very blessed to receive books at christmas too!

  6. One of my favourite books ever - and a really inspirational read - is Mao's Last Dancer. I really recommend it if you haven't read it.

    Oh, and when you're ready to get moving again...pop over to my place where I'm ramping things up ready for the new year!! No rush though...you sound far too comfy just yet :-)

  7. love your reading list - I have been devouring books over the past week and just loving it - my mind is full of delightful words and I have been carried away to distant places to dream and be inspired! Enjoy your continued reading my friend. Naomi x

  8. Thanks so much for the tip, Felicity. And thankyou Booko for finding it for me at such a great price! Oh, and is there such a thing as a *reforming* Francophile (she asks nervously)? J x


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