book haul!

I'm finally getting around to sharing with you the books I got for Christmas... a month after the fact. Ah, well, this way you can already start reading the reviews!

Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball
by Donita K. Paul
This is the only Donita K. Paul fantasy book I had not read (aside from the one that just came out), so naturally, I was really excited to get my hands on it. And I only just realized that I never wrote a review. Huh. It was a 3/5--a bit heavy on the cheesy romance for my taste, with just enough fantasy sprinkled in to keep it intriguing.

The Silver Hand and The Endless Knot
by Stephen R. Lawhead
My theory on these is that my husband bought them for me so that he could read them... We both read book one in the Song of Albion trilogy not too long ago, and couldn't end there! I actually reviewed book two--click on the title to read it.

A Novel Journal
The lines in this brilliant little journal are actually the text of Jane Eyre. Honestly, not my favorite book, but the journal is pretty and I love the quote on the cover. And, well, it's just a really cool idea.

My Family: My special memories of our family
My mom bought this book for us to start a family history of sorts--starting with great grandparents, I think, and down through our children (who are a very distant thought at this point...). Unlike the above image, my copy is, or looks, leather.

The Moosewood Cookbook: 40th Anniversary Edition
by Mollie Katzen
Okay, this was more like a free present to myself, since I ordered it off of Blogging for Books in exchange for a review. I've only tried three recipes so far, so I haven't written anything about it yet. I'm thinking 5/5, though!


  1. Lawhead's an author I've been wanting to try out for awhile. His King Raven series has been highly recommended to me, so we'll see...

    It looks like you got a pretty good haul! Books are the best gifts, in my opinion. :)

    1. The Song of Albion trilogy came highly recommended by a blogging friend, and my husband really enjoyed the King Raven series (though I haven't read it yet). Lawhead is a great writer; you should definitely try him out!

      I agree; books make great gifts. :)

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    1. Yes, and I've had some pretty good ones in the past year! Now, if only I could read as fast as I accumulate books...

  3. Stephen Lawhead has a good writing style. Some of his books are really great.