Thursday, 30 December 2010

What I Got For Christmas!

This is a bit late but I wanted to share what books I got for Christmas to wrap up the All I Want For Christmas meme hosted by Danya @ A Tapestry Of Words that I participated. If you would like to see the books I feature in my posts that were on my wish list you can find them here (1) and here (2)

I was a very lucky girl this Christmas to find that I received nearly all of the books on my wish list . I certainly didn't expect this so thank you so much to my family!

My family were sitting around opening presents to exclamations of 'not another book!' whilst I looked at the pretty covers excitedly. What book lover doesn't love getting books for Christmas?!? After all, as the famous quote says, 'A book is a present you can open again and again.'

Here's what I got:

All of these covers are gorgeous, I couldn't decide a favourite!
I loved some of the surprise books- I've read two of the books in the Royal Diaries series by Carolyn Meyer and I'm very happy to be able to read the next two now. I'm also a fan of the My Story Diaries, written by various different authors as they introduced me to historical fiction. They've recently redesigned the covers and I have to admit that they are a lot more appealing although the old ones have more of a historical feel. I'm very intrigued as to reading Queen Victoria's fictional diary as (as some of you might know!) a favourite of mine since I was very little.

The surprise books :)

I also got 2 Jane Austen DVDs. I have only read Pride and Prejudice so far (I didn't do very well in the Austen challenge I joined a few months ago!) but I'm planning to read the other Austen's in 2011. Until then, I can enjoy the adaptations :D

I'm really looking forward to reading these new books- they should take me a while to get through!

What books did you get for Christmas?


  1. You got lots of great books for Christmas! I only got one book this Christmas.

  2. Yes, I was very surprised! I hope you enjoy the book that you got Aylee :)

  3. You got some great books for Christmas. I've only read Anastasia's Secret from the presents you got and enjoyed it.

  4. Lovely! I also got (and gave) lots of books for Xmas. I like that you got Atonement on DVD as well, a great companion,

  5. You got a lot of great books! I've only read the first on the series by Carolyn Meyer so I'm looking forward to see what you thought of them!

  6. Yay, what an awesome bunch of books! It looks like you did get quite a few from your wishlist :D I haven't read most of the books you received, I'll be interested to see what you think of them. If you'd like to link up your post on my blog you can :)

    Also, love the version of Emma with Gwyneth Paltrow! Jeremy Northam makes an amazing Mr. Knightley. And Sense & Sensibility is fabulous as well (I enjoyed both the older and newer versions).

  7. Wow...You are lucky and it's happy to hear that you had a wonderful Christmas...

    Happy New Year...

  8. Thank you <3

    Danya- Oh yes! I forgot about that- I'll go and link up. I've only seen this version of S and S but I love it.

    Happy New Year to you all! :)

  9. Great books! Looks like you're all set for your historical fiction challenge. :)

  10. O.O I'm so jelous of all of your books that you got!
    I can't wait to get my hands on Anastasias secret! You never really hear much about her...
    Anyway, I can see that you love historical fiction! I have really started to love it too!
    I loved 'The lady in the tower.' And since you did to, I will really take notice of the books you read and perhaps snag myself some! Hehe.
    As always, Love your blog!

  11. You got some great books, I read most of them and loved them!


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