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We celebrated a belated Sinterklaas during the Christmas weekend with my family. I received 3 books and I bought a fourth book the day after Christmas, because I came across it for 1,50 euros and I simply could not pass that up.
- The Children’s Book by A.S. Byatt: This is the book I am most excited about. I know Ana and Violet loved this book and I am fully prepared to follow their example.
- The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai: My parents and sister did not get my hint that they should order from the Book Depository and when they went to the bookshop with my wishlist, the bookshop personnel told them that I was quite impossible and too specific in my choices (I wouldn’t have been for an average English bookshop, but I guess I am for the selection Dutch bookshops have). So I had to think of other books that would be available in Dutch shops 2 days before Christmas. I looked at my wishlisted books out of the 1001 list, and this is the book my sister chose for me. I don’t know much about it, but I think I would like it.
- The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga: This is another book I do not know a lot about, but I know it has been mentioned quite a lot on book blogs, so I’m curious to see how I’ll like it.
- Burning Bright by Tracy Chevalier: This was too cheap to not buy! I do not like each of Chevalier’s books, but ever since this came out I have wanted to read it, since it is set in 18th century England and mentions the poet William Blake.
The pattern beneath the books is a new blanket I received as a Sinterklaas gift. To me, there is nothing more perfect than reading a book while sitting on the couch, under a blanket, with a cup of tea. And it is blue/white with flowers, it is a pattern I like a lot.