Today I thought I'd take a minute to talk about (gloat about?) some of the books I received as Christmas gifts. For anyone who has read this blog for any length of time, it should come as no surprise that a couple of pretty Penguin classic editions were in the mix, specifically the Drop Cap edition of My Antonia by Willa Cather and the Mr. Boddington's Studio edition of Little Women. I also received a new Persephone title, Mariana by Monica Dickens, and a three book boxed set of nonfiction memoirs and travelogues about France by classic authors James Fenimore Cooper, Robert Louis Stevenson, and, most exciting for me, Edith Wharton. I have a lot of good reading ahead of me this winter!
Just a few links this week, due to a combination of some eye strain and an overflowing Google Reader that I still need to catch up on.
These Stay at Home Club items seem very apropos as we enter the winter hibernation season.
This review of Christmas Pudding by Nancy Mitford made me wish that I had tracked down a copy for the holidays.
And for anyone who's counting down until 9pm this Sunday, here's a Q&A with Jessica Fellowes, niece of Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes.