Thursday, May 17, 2012

Winter Reading

Hello friends

I hope all the Mums out there had a wonderful day on Sunday. My day was just lovely, starting with some little handmade gifts from Hannah (that had been hidden safely away under her bed for a few days, lol), a box of my favourite chocolate treats from DH, and ending with a roast lamb dinner cooked by DH for us and my MIL Heather. Glenn's Dad is out of town working at the moment so it was lovely to have Heather spend the evening with us.

A few weeks ago I went along to the annual Bookarama, which is put on by a local community group as a fundraiser. For only a few dollars I came away with a great selection for DH and I.  This should keep us going over the winter!

The great thing about the bookarama is that we can donate back the books we've read during the previous year. All for a good cause!

Speaking of books, I recently purchased my first Kindle ebook, The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley, as  it wasn't available in my local library.  Does anyone have any suggestions for some good reads - I'm looking forward to adding to my Kindle :)

See you soon xx


Vicky said...

I get free books for my kindle from you subscribe and get a daily email. I haven't paid for a book in months and you find heaps of new authors.

Sarah said...

Looks like you got quite a haul! I love bookarama's, I've had our local one (in two weeks) booked in on the calander for months!

Lesleyanne said...

Great books. I get my kindle books from Amazon who do freebies and some cheaper ones. I have to say I can't read paper books anymore I just read on my kindle.

Chris said...

It sounds like you had a perfect Mother's Day.
Looks like you found some great books.

Karoline said...

Great selection of books there.

My recommendation for the kindle is Linda Gillard. Her books are only available electronically now but I read 'House of Silence' last year and enjoyed it immensely.

Melissa said...

Congrats on your book haul and your new Kindle! It's very handy to have a e-Reader I must say!

Some titles to suggest:
- Guernsey Literary & Potato Pie Society
- When God was a Rabbit
- The Language of Flowers
- The Snow Child
- The Night Circus

Have fun reading!

Tessa said...

I agree on the Language of Flowers, Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Try also;
the Cobbled Court Quilts series - even if you are not into quilting - they are really nice stories - Marie Bostick, I think there are 4 now.
Falling Angels, Remarkable Creatures, The Lady & The Unicorn, Girl with a Pearl Earring all by Tracey Chevalier
Sarah's Key, Tatiana de Rosnay
I like the Nicky Pellegrino books, there are quite a few
Jasper Jones, Craig Silvey - quite an Aussie Story but should be ok for a NZ'er!
The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul
The Help if you haven't already read it :)
The Novel in the Viola, Natasha Solomons - this was really good. Also Mr Rosenblum's List.

Tessa said...

Also, The Time Traveller's Wife & Her Fearful Symmetry, Audrey Niffenegger

Lynn said...

Lots of great reads there! I agree with Tessa on her last two suggestions. I've read both and really enjoyed them. I see you like Diana Gabaldon's reads. I'm a big fan as well and was fortunate enought to meet her at a local book signing. Enjoy!

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