Thursday, 29 December 2011

What books I got for Christmas!

I hope you guys all had a fantastic Christmas and got some of the books on your wishlist! I certainly did so I thought I'd share them with you:

The Merchant's Daughter by Melanie Dickerson

I really enjoyed this author's debut novel The Healer's Apprentice (a retelling of Sleeping Beauty) so I can't wait to get started on her second book. Although the cover's not quite so pretty as The Healer's Apprentice, it's still very enticing. I'm intrigued to find out who the man in the mirror is!

Before The Season Ends by Linore Rose Burkard

As you might know, I love a good regency novel  and I stumbled across this inspirational Christian regency. For one thing the cover's lovely but it sounds a bit like my favourite regency romance Arabella by Georgette Heyer too.

A Weekend with Mr Darcy by Victoria Connelly

My friend bought this for me knowing I'm a big Pride and Prejudice fan- isn't the illustrated cover gorgeous?

The World of Downton Abbey by Jessica Fellowes

I'm a bit obsessed with the TV show Donwton Abbey, which is set in Edwardian times and  follows the lives of the Grantham family and their servants so I loved curling up on Christmas day with this! In fact, I had a very Donwton Christmas getting the second series box set too and watching the Christmas special in the evening. Does anyone else watch Downton? I know the second series is about to be broadcast in the US so if you're following it, then you're in for a treat.

What books did you get for Christmas?

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas

I'd like to wish you all a Merry Christmas! I hope you all enjoy having fun and relaxing with friends and family as well as giving and receiving some great new books =)

I know I haven't been around the past two months much but now its the school holidays and the rush of Christmas shopping ect. is over, I'm going to make some time next week to get as many posts as I can written for when I'm back at school. Hopefully I'll have a challenge wrap up, best of 2011 and Christmas books post up then.

Thank you so much for all your comments, ideas and encouragement on my 'blogging slump' page- you're all wonderful! I've still been reading all my favourite blogs despite not posting myself and they've been an inspiration to get back in the blogging mood again.

Love Stephanie <3 xxx