Here's my Stack 'o' Books from Christmas- The bottom one is Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts (wahoo!). I immediately plowed through Austenland (again) and Twilight. I enjoyed Twilight, especially the beginning. Not as fond of the middle. I'm not as excited about reading the other two in the series, but I probably will eventually.
The collected works of Jane Austen is awesome. I'm excited to go through the whole thing. Is anyone else watching the Jane Austen Masterpiece series? I missed Persuasion, but watched Northanger Abbey - which I haven't read. I enjoyed the show, it was pretty well done. The previews for the Mansfield Park show don't look as promising. I read somewhere that MP was Jane Austen's favorite work. So far it has been my least favorite of hers. I just didn't enjoy it.
I saw The Amber Spyglass on my sidebar - ha! I'd forgotten that I was reading that book - I put it down about a third of the way through. Which is a shame, it's the third in a trilogy, but it's very different from the first two, very metaphysical and 'deep' - and it totally lost my interest. Tells you a lot about my personality, eh? :)
I just finished Angela's Ashes - wow. That's about all I can say. It makes me feel tremendously blessed to have the knowledge, family, and material things that I have. An amazing book.
I also just read East . What a fun book!
Princess asked me what it was about, and I was telling her and she's like 'Oh, I know that story'. What? 'Yeah, it's from East O' the Sun and West O' the Moon'. I hadn't realized it's a re-telling of an old folktale. Much along the lines of Gail Carson Levine and Shannon Hale. A popular trend right now. It's a really great read, actually, and Princess may read it next.
Now what should I read next?
Any suggestions? Please?
While you're thinking, here's a couple more handmade gifts - I'm a lucky, lucky girl:
Letterpress cards from my SIL, Eva - I hope it's obvious that those are 'hello' cards and not 'hell' cards - although those might find a niche market, too. :)