I hope everyone is enjoying their holidays! I certainly am. This year was a little less bookish than others. There were other, more urgent things that I needed, like money toward my new computer and an external disc drive (since apparently laptops aren’t made with them anymore). Other highlights include a Coach purse from my boyfriend and a Cuisinart ice cream maker from my in-laws (which I can’t wait to try out). But I did get some lovely books off my list, which you may remember from What’s On My Never-Ending TBR Christmas List Edition.
Glass Town: The Imaginary World of the Brontës by Isabel Greenberg
It’s really not a gift-giving occassion at my house if I don’t get something related to the Brontës. This graphic novel is even more beautiful than I thought it would be, and I’m so excited to read it. I’m planning to pick it up as soon as I’m finished with Elizabeth Gaskell’s The Life of Charlotte Brontë.
A Wild Winter Swan by Gregory Maguire
The covers of Maguire’s books are always so stunning! This is actually the first hardcover I’ve ever owned by him. I’m planning to save this retelling of “The Six Swans” to read during Fairy Tale February (more on that soon), and there will hopefully be a Fairy Tale Friday on it eventually.
Mathilda by Mary Shelley
This is a work gift, which is okay because I enjoy my work. I’m hoping this novella will be useful for my dissertation on fairy tale themes and motifs in the works of 19th-century women writers. Even if it ultimately isn’t, I’ll still enjoy reading more of Shelley’s writing. I’ll be including this in a 3 Classics Review once I read it.
I did also get a Barnes & Noble gift card, which I’m going to use in the new year. Keep your eye out for another Come Book Shopping With Me post!
Did you get any bookish gifts this holiday season?