New year, new books

Happy new year!

I now have a lot of new books, except I only physically have half of them so the photo doesn’t look as impressive as it might do. Stupid rubbish postal service. Not that I read fast enough to get through these before the end of the month.

So these are the books I received for Christmas…

Stack of books

An Image of Africa by Chinua Achebe
Silly Novels by Lady Novelists by George Eliot
And Now You Can Go by Vendela Vida
Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years by Sue Townsend
Our Spoons Came from Woolworths by Barbara Comyns
The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver
The Breaking Point and other stories by Daphne du Maurier

…and if anything I have less reading time than last year, so this should be an interesting exercise in time management. Please don’t judge me if it takes months for my reviews of these titles to appear!

4 thoughts on “New year, new books

  1. Leeswammes (Judith) January 6, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    What a nice selection of books! They are quite different so you should be able to have something for every mood.

    I agree on the rubbish postal service in the UK. Absolutely totally rubbish. Sorry, it was so nice to finally say that!

  2. Nose in a book January 6, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Leeswammes No, it’s a fair comment!

  3. LizC January 6, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Will be interested to hear what you think of Post Birthday World – I couldn’t get into We Need to Talk About Kevin, but enjoyed that one. It’s a rare example of an American writer who gets inside the British psyche – you wouldn’t know she was American from the book.

    I love January new book piles!

  4. matthew self January 8, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Every year I feel i have less time to read and yet, paradoxically, I probably buy more books. A scientist should probably come up with a thesis on this condition. Maybe with a name like Literary distraction syndrome.

    looking forward to another year of your blog and, particularly seeing the review of the Achebe novel. I read Things fall apart years ago, really outstanding. He’s a writer for whom the label ‘haunting’ really is quite apt

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