Isn’t it amazing how snow (which we get almost every year) seems to cause no end of issues? It’s only frozen water. Maybe it’s just the northerner in me who had to trek almost a mile to school down steeply inclined hills and back up them daily even if we were 6 inches deep in snow who finds the drama in London a little hard to digest? If anyone has been to Matlock Bath you will know that when I say steep I mean virtually quarried hills. Here is a picture Gran sent me this morning, we used to live on the big hill opposite which is surrounded by valleys which you can’t see sadly but you get the gist.
So I find all the British snowy panic in the press seems a bit excessive, if you’re snowed in you get more time to read and it looks lovely! I am glad though that after two whole days of freezing weather with no boiler I am looking at the snow in the heat once more. The grump that living and working from home in no heat caused you might imagine was quite horrific, but it’s distracted me from the fact I have not been able to buy a book since my last mad loot last Thursday. I thought I would share that with you today. So here are the last books I bought before midnight struck on the 31st of December.
- The Story of Edgar Sawtelle – David Wroblewski
- The Late Hector Kipling – David Thewlis
- DeNiro’s Game – Rawi Hage
- White Teeth – Zadie Smith
- Bad Girls – Mary Flanagan
- Ordinary Thunderstorms – William Boyd
- Alligator – Lisa Moore
- An Elergy For Easterly – Petina Gappah (you may notice two here, this is because I will be giving away one to one of you, I am always thinking of you guys)
- Friendly Fires – Alaa Al Aswany
- Wild Sheep Chase – Haruki Murakami
- Cobwebs and Cream Tea’s – Mary Mackie
- The Queen of the Tambourine – Jane Gardham
- The Unbearable Likeness of Being – Milan Kundera
- Scoop – Evelyn Waugh (had this already but not in this orange series I collect)
- The Lure – Felice Picano
I think a final £6 spree for fifteen books isn’t bad is it? So did I do ok, what books of these have you read and what did you think?