I have been very quiet on the blogging front, mostly because January was spent planning and preparing for my 50th birthday party which was held on 4 February and was really lovely and fabulous. I was a very lucky woman, being given some gorgeous presents, though not many were books – I can understand why, though; given the size of my library it would be a brave person who would buy me a book on spec.

But the Book God was given a list and very generously bought me the following:

And lovely friends gave me:

And as if that wasn’t enough, I also got a book token all of my very own to spend. Very exciting and I am so, so grateful to everyone.