Merry Christmas to one and all. May this day brings light and joy in your life. I hope you enjoy this day with family and friends accompanied by good food, laughter and lots of presents and books.
Moving forward, I’m taking this opportunity to write about my recent book haul. I got these books at a very reasonable price from a second hand book shop making my Christmas super awesome.
Book 1: The Golden House by Salman Rushdie
When powerful real-estate tycoon Nero Golden immigrates to the States under mysterious circumstances, he and his three adult children assume new identities, taking ‘Roman’ names, and move into a grand mansion in downtown Manhattan. Arriving shortly after the inauguration of Barack Obama, he and his sons, each extraordinary in his own right, quickly establish themselves at the apex of New York society….
Book 2: Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
We have all been more or less to blame … every one of us, excepting Fanny’ Taken from the poverty of her parents’ home, Fanny Price is brought up with her rich cousins at Mansfield Park, acutely aware of her humble rank and with only her cousin Edmund as an ally. When Fanny’s uncle is absent in Antigua, Mary Crawford and her brother Henry arrive in the neighbourhood, bringing with them London glamour and a reckless taste for flirtation…..
Book 3: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago’s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognising opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams…..
That’s it for this Christmas.
Let me know in the comments if you have read any of these books.