My main group of friends meet every Christmas to exchange presents, a tradition we’ve kept going for as long as I can remember. Some years, these gift giving celebrations have been elaborate, with takeaways, bags and bags filled with gifts, and snack-filled three day sleepovers.
This year we managed to find two days together, wedged in between work shifts and family commitments. Since we are all bookworms, we thought it might be fun to try a Secret Santa Bookmas, where we would draw someone’s name at random and buy them a book/books up to the value of £10.
Unwrapping our presents was really fun! It was great to see what everyone had chosen to buy, and the eclectic mix of books really showed how different our tastes were.
Here’s what I received:
A London Year: 365 Days of City Life in Diaries, Journals and Letters
This book looks absolutely fascinating! It contains diary entries from as far back as the Tudor period, hundreds of years of London life.
The Keeper of Lost Things
I think I’ve loved almost every book my friend has ever recommended to me, so I’m really excited about this one. From what I’ve seen on Goodreads, it looks like a contemporary fantasy similar to The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, a quirky story that really resonated with me. I can’t wait to read it.
Of Witchcraft and Whimsy
This is a really sweet little non-fiction book about modern day witchcraft for beginners. It is a topic that has a special meaning between my friend and I, so it was a really thoughtful gift.
I hope you’re all having a wonderful Christmas, and I’ll see you in the New Year!