Tuesday 26 July 2011

Birthday Presents!

My in-laws popped over on Sunday with some lovely birthday presents for me.
I got a lovely bag full of books (mostly Canadian) and some lovely soap that smells like the forest. The books in the bag are:
Pith & Wry: Canadian poetry, edited by Susan McMaster
Dogs at the Perimeter by Madeleine Thien (Canadian!)
Gold Diggers: striking it rich in the Klondike by Charlotte Gray (Canadian!)
The Free World by David Bezmozgis (Canadian!)
Death or Victory: the Battle of Quebec and the Birth of an Empire by Dan Snow (Canadian!) part of The History of Canada series.
The Deserter by Paul Almond (Canadian!) book one of the Alford Saga
A New Leaf: growing with my garden by Merilyn Simonds (Canadian!)
Alone in the Classroom by Elizabeth Hay (Canadian!)
Nothing Daunted: the unexpected education of two society girls in the west by Dorothy Wickenden (looks fascinating)
From their two charming cats I got a paperback mystery (Stitch Me Deadly by Amanda Lee) and these lovely bookends.

What to read first? Hmm.


  1. What nice in laws. Love the bookends, and the bag.

  2. Yes, the bag is cute. My mother-in-law is queen of bags. She sews them herself. This one has a small pocket inside as well.