There are just SO many books I need to read! Hopefully I'll be slothing it out on the beach, slumped on the lounge with the cricket (or sailing) on the box, with possibly someone on hand to keep me fed and watered in the holiday period ahead.
Hot on the heels of the announcement of the winners of the PM's literary awards
, I am reminded once again that I have fallen very short of what I meant to get through this year. Here's a shortlist of what I'm planning to read over Christmas....
1. Withering-by-Sea by Judith Rossell
2. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson (have you read I'll Give You the Sun? YOU. MUST.)
3. Empire of the Waves by Christopher Richardson (OK, Chris is a dear friend of mine and I went to his book launch way back in August and I haven't read it and the dog ate my homework....etc. It's got PIRATES, people. Enough said.)
So many wonderful writer friends have books out at the moment that I can't wait to plonk down with: authors including (but not limited to)... Ruthie Maye, Jen Storer, Ellie Marney, Belinda Murrell, Jacquie Harvey, Libby Hathorn, Susanne Gervay, Gabrielle Tozer and Geoffrey McSkimming to name a few... Now I'm name-dropping! And I clearly have a bit of reading to do.
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy the festive season and the festive food that goes along with it. Oh, and did I tell you that Ella and Olivia have some Christmas adventures out too? Make sure you grab ELLA AND OLIVIA: MERRY CHRISTMAS STORIES for you, yourself, your pets and the people who live upstairs. Much love and peace out, Yvette.
Did I tell you there are 6 GIFT TAGS INSIDE? I really should've.
Also, I just saw this on the internets. I want it for Christmas: