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Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Mailbox Monday is being hosted by Suko's Notebook for the month of December.

After a drought I got some delightful books!


After The Pillars of the Earth I am a huge fan.

Next was a bonanza!!!! Christmas came very early in the form of Santa Claus alias Susanna Kearsley who sent me two books.

After The Shadowy Horses and Mariana and my plaintive cries that her books were not available in the Melbourne library when I was there, this was the result. I am so very happy over these gems.
Sorry the wording is blurred. The book is The Other Elizabeth Taylor by Nicola Beauman and was a win from Laura . Thank you ever so much for this book.

This meme is hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.  My reading this last week was very little. I finished The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett which was a huge tome and then I have just finished today I'll Never be Young Again by Daphne du Maurier.

This was a hardback published in 1932 and is her second novel. One that I had never ever heard about so I was curious to see what it was like. Review will follow.

I am dying to read The Winter Garden next but there are several books which I should finish first so maybe I will try to stay on the straight and narrow and finish what I've started!

My Christmas shopping and distribution of gifts are over. The children were delighted with their gifts and I enjoyed the whole experience myself.


Photos not very clear as they are taken from a phone. They couldn't wait till I got the stuff out of the car. Finally the distribution took place from the car!!!


  1. Wonderful pics. I can see how excited they all were!
    You're in for a treat with the Susanna Kearsley books. I really enjoyed them.

  2. Great pictures! And I really need to read some Ken Follett!

  3. The Rose Garden looks very interesting. Hope you can get to read them soon.

  4. I've never tried Follett but know I need to. It sounds like you had fun giving those gifts - I really think giving is more fun than receiving.

  5. I know you will love Susanna's books.

  6. The Winter Garden was very good.

  7. The Kearnsley books look great, lucky you! And how nice that you were able to bring presents to these children. I'm sure they were so happy!

  8. I'm jealous about the Kearsley books! What a blessing you were to those children.

  9. Enjoy your new books!

  10. I'm glad the children loved their gifts. Thanks for sharing the photos. Enjoy your new books!

  11. Nice mailbox...I want to read THE WINTER SEA. THE ROSE GARDEN looks good too.


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  12. I love the gift giving photos; how sweet of you. It also looks like you are in for some great reading - enjoy the new books.

  13. I still haven't read anything by Susanna Kearsley. But I've heard such great things about her books I'm excited for when I finally have the chance to pick up something by her.

  14. I have got to read Ken Follett--I've heard such good things about him.