Bookish Christmas Haul 2015

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Look at that haul. Just look at it. I could not be more thankful for the books I've received this Christmas. They're all stunning in their own way and I can't wait to tell you more about them.

Angela Carter's Book of Fairy Tales edited by Angela Carter - A compilation of fairy tales from across the world and across time. I've been eyeing up this volume for a while now as I know just how much of a genius Carter is when it comes to playing with tales in her own writing. This appears like it should be a fun culmination of the research she's done over time, as well as a good collection of the truly disturbing and creepy fairy stories that get morphed into the singing bunnies we have today.

The Novel Cure: An A-Z of Literary Remedies by Ella Berthoud and Susan Elderkin - A non-fiction work of sorts, diagnosing what ails you and recommending a bookish remedy. Fun to flick through to find random passages as well as inspire your next reading choice based on how you're feeling.

Nimona by Noelle Stevenson - A physical bind-up of all of Stevenson's Nimona webcomics, about a sassy, kickass, shape-shifting sidekick and her adventures with evil villain Ballister Blackheart.

Super You: Release Your Inner Superhero by Emily V. Gordon - A self-help book on becoming more super by one of my many crushes, Emily V. Gordon. Praise.

The New Annotated H. P. Lovecraft edited by Leslie S. Klinger - A hulking volume of Lovecraft stories, annotated and explained. Boasting near to 900 pages, I am over the moon that I finally get to delve properly into this world of weird sci-fi and fantasy.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K Rowling and illustrated by Jim Kay - The present basically everybody wanted for Christmas.

Stories in the Stars by Susanna Hislop and Hannah Waldron - An atlas of constellations accompanied by stories from varying cultures and time periods.

Let me know what books you were fortunate to receive over the winter holidays, and also if you've read any of the above in the comments below.

M x

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