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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Look What I Bought!

Today I went to Dymock’s Bookshop in the city to spend some of my $70 gift voucher given to me by my friends Gaye and Robin. These days I prefer to buy non fiction for my print collection, usually history, which I can use for research, and keep my fiction in ebook. 

I kind of miss my shopping trips there as a teacher librarian, and even more so as I encountered one of the staff who knows me from those days as I browsed the children’s shelves for another day(I still have $25.00 left and I just might get one novel...). But I’ve kept up my tradition of rewarding myself for my book buying with afternoon tea at Ganache afterwards, so I’m here, enjoying a pot of tea and three delicious chocolates(walnut, Cointreau and Irish Cream), and drooling over my purchases before writing my final Yuletide cards for the year. They will come late, but my friends will know they aren’t forgotten. 

Now my problem is...which of these do I read on Christmas Eve, in honour of Jolabokaflod? I’ve been after Black Tudors for some time, but I’m also fascinated by the Salem Witch Trials, and have been since I was a teenager performing The Crucible at school. In later years, I was disappointed to find out some truths about the characters in the play, but this book has a cover quote from Hilary Mantel, saying, “Was it like The Crucible? No, it was worse...” 

So, which do I read on Monday night? Any suggestions? 


A latte beckons said...

The Dark Is Rising :)

Sue Bursztynski said...

Good idea! So good that I’m already doing it. 😁

Cathy Kennedy said...


We're spending an early Christmas celebration with our kids tomorrow, then the eve before Christmas it'll be just the two of us. I'm sure we'll just cozy in for the evening to watch some movies and snack. :) Whatever we do, as long as we're doing it together then it'll be a nice evening. It's gonna be cold here. I think the forecast is calling for 29ºF (-1.6ºC). You get to enjoy the heat while I freeze. lol I hope you have a very joyful and blessed holiday. Thanks for visiting! ;)

Sue Bursztynski said...

Hi Cathy!

As a matter of fact, the forecast for Christmas Day in Melbourne is 29’... Celsius! :) Have a great holiday!