This is Godrevy Lighthouse on the north coast of Cornwall.
Anyway, this is not a post about that... that's for later... this is a post about my new books. I did quite nicely for my birthday, some years I don't get any, but this year I got four.
A close friend gave me Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, neither of which I've read and both of which I want to at some stage. And my youngest daughter gave me A Tiny Bit Marvellous by Dawn French... probably my favourite commedienne but I've never read any of her books.
My husband bought me this:
I fell in love with John Brett's paintings after our trip to Cardiff in March. He travelled the coast of Britain painting the scenery back in Victorian times and this is a book of his Cornish artwork. It's stunning.
I'm so thrilled with this gorgeous, beautiful, amazing book.
So why would I need more books after that lot? Well, I was in Truro and they have a nice Waterstones there, very friendly staff and and a great collection of books. Quite honestly I could have stayed there all day. And no way was I going to come out of there with no books! Pigs would take to the air first! Here's what I bought:
For some reason they're all non-fiction. I don't know why. I got The Victorians by Jeremy Paxman to go with my dvds of the same name. Up With the Larks by Tessa Hainsworth I've had on my radar for some while, and where better to buy a book about Cornwall than in Cornwall... Scribble, Scribble, Scribble by Simon Scharma was, literally, a random grab from the essays section and is, of course, a book of essays on various random subjects.
So that's it. Thrilled with all my new books and they will be added to the mountainous tbr pile, but hopefully not to languish there *too* long.