Oxford is submerged in more snow than I've ever seen in Oxford before. Or, possibly, anywhere. Sadly I didn't take my camera around with me today, but Harriet (who also lives in Oxford) has posted a couple. I should be experimenting with new referencing software I downloaded, but more of me wants to be reading this:
I mentioned it in one of my hauls the other day, and nobody yelped in recognition, but perhaps somebody has heard of Ib Michael? Do I have any Danish readers?! According to my 'Around The World' thingummy widget I've had 54 visits from Denmark since July. Doesn't that seem incredible? Almost all my comments seem to come from the UK and US, but apparently people in countries like Bahrain, Namibia, Estonia have visited... in fact 147 countries worldwide. How many countries *are* there? And is 'Reunion' really one of them?
I'm getting off topic - what I was saying was that I feel like some wintery reading. The book I absolutely recommend, when it's chilly, is Tove Jansson's The Winter Book - hopefully Prince is from the same school. Maybe I'll find out tonight, if the lure of BiblioExpress doesn't work.
You'll be pleased to know that I'm still on no-bought-books, but I have already been given two. Becca gave me a late Christmas present of Novel Destinations: Literary Landmarks from Jane Austen's Bath to Ernest Hemingway's Key West, which looks brilliant - in fact, I almost bought it for myself a few weeks ago, but decided to wait and see if anybody had got it for me for Christmas! And yesterday I met up with Simon S, who very kindly gave me An Expert in Murder by Nicola Upson. Since he's buying approximately 24 books fewer than me this year, I think he's very brave, and slipped him a book too...
I have a feeling that a lot of my friends will be receiving book parcels from me this year, as I need to