Please consider this my first official book post of 2018.  The plan is to make bookish posts a more regular thing around here.  Because apparently you groovy people like it when I gush about books.


It is dark and cold on Skye (but not as cold as New York, apparently.)

My point is, we got new lightbulbs.  So my blog photos wouldn’t look so fucking dark.


January Book Haul - Gin & Lemonade



Books pictured:

Magpie Murders – Anthony Horowitz – A book within a book that Neil found for me in Tesco.  On a booze run.  In Edinburgh.  Winning.

Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi – Actually the only book I bought for myself recently.  Because Hayley said so.

Light The Dark: Writers on Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process – Christmas present from Neil.  I may have cried.  Because he knows me so well.  And it wasn’t a book I already had.

The Burgess Boys – Elizabeth Strout – One of two books from my wonderful Secret Santa from my international postal book group.  I already have this one.  But that’s OK.  It’s very difficult to buy me a book that I don’t already own.  And Ashley’s copy as Isla would say, is beautifuller than mine.  And she sent me The Midnight Assassin  which looks intriguing.  And sometimes I think that’s the best thing a book can be.  Thanks Ashley, for the books and the bookish socks.

And I did get the last two books in the mail today, which covers me for Mailbox Monday over here.  Hi.

And guess what, the titles aren’t linked anywhere.  I don’t care how you acquire books, as long as you read them.

Related post to follow:  How to send stuff to your international friends without melting your credit card.

What have you been reading this first month of 2018?

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