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Christmas lootIt’s that time of year when all good book bloggers brag about their presents. Who am I to argue with that tradition? So here goes:

  • Dust by Elizabeth Bear – “Can a broken angel save a fallen world?”
  • The Advent Killer by Alastair Gunn – “Christmas is Coming. One body at a time.” (Confession – I read this on Boxing Day, review will follow soon)
  • Catalina by W Somerset Maugham – “The last of Maugham’s novels, Catalina is a romantic celebration of Spain and a delightfully mischievous satire on absolutism.”
  • The Late Scholar by Jill Paton Walsh – “Becoming the Duke and Duchess of Denver has not ended the detective partnership of Peter Wimsey and Harriet Vane.”
  • Through the Window by Julian Barnes – seventeen essays and one short story
  • Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige – “Remove the Tin Woodman’s Heart. Steal the Scarecrow’s Brain. Take the Lion’s Courage. And then – Dorothy must die.”
  • Jackaby by William Ritter – “Miss Rook, I am not an occultist.”
  • 13 Ways of Looking at the Novel by Jane Smiley – what to read and how to write
  • Elfrida by Elizabeth Norton – “Wife, mother, murderer, ruler: the first biography of the most powerful and notorious woman in Anglo-Saxon England.”

And one literary-related CD thingy:

What bookish delights were you given?

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