Thursday, December 08, 2011

I can recommend

The trouble with going to Waterstone's for Christmas presents is that other things inevitably end up in my basket.

Like a copy of The Night before Christmas for GrandSon. Well, he has to have it and there's no point giving it to him for Christmas as it's too late then. So that's justifiable.

The copy of Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm is sort of a Christmas present for me but the logic is the same as previously: I wouldn't want to read it after Christmas. And I've been poorly, y'know. It's a slight misnomer as it's a collection of short stories some loosely associated with Christmas and only one at the farm, but any disquiet I might have felt was dispersed instantly by the very first story, which is a delightful tale in the Miss Pettigrew/ Capture the Castle style. Absolutely charming and just what you want from a Christmas tale.

7 comments:

jams o donnell said...

Bookshops+cash=Books+nocash.

But then books get you through times of no money better than money can get you through times of no books!

Liz said...

Very true, jams.

Anna said...

Oh goody, now I can steal your copy and save the money. When you have finished it, of course.

Leslie: said...

Glad you're feeling better enough to go shopping.

I loved "Downton Abbey" - just watched it last summer! Both of us are into the BBC shows now, especially the police or murder mysteries like "Dalzeel & Pascoe," "Scott & Bailey,"New Tricks," AND "Born & Bred," and "Heartbeat." I do think we need to move there as the grass there is probably greener! lol

Leslie: said...

Oh yes! I forgot about "Silk."

Liz said...

I'd better read it quickly then, Anna!

Dalziel & Pascoe and New Tricks both excellent, leslie. But 'we'?!

CherryPie said...

I love books, I am totally addicted to them. My idea of a shopping spree, is visiting a book shop ;-)