Thursday, 10 December 2015

A Christmas Eve book


My family have never understood my need for books, this has extended to my husband & children.

You can actually hear a loud audible sigh when the question 'What do you want for Christmas/Birthday'? etc. & I reply 'Books please'. 

I don't actually need anything but I do like books.

Flighty posted last week about the book he bought himself for Christmas so I'm posting about the book I bought myself for Christmas Eve.

This is my book of salvation, the one I will look forward to. I'm working Christmas Eve you see my choice, my children are older now & I would be on call anyway. I will work from home or if enough family people peeve me I shall be quite happy in my office or quite happily be with the lads in the race room. 

My mum has planned a buffet for Christmas Eve afternoon & we will be opening our presents to each other. As she used to cater for the 5000 I've been tasked to keep an eye on her. Seeing as everyone else is off  I shall be neglecting my duties & passing them on. Someone else can have a go!

Anyhoo approx 6pm Christmas Eve I plan to be curled up on a sofa with a little doggie curled up beside me. We shall have a blanket over us, a snowball or two & depending how the day goes I might end up opening the baileys! 

Take care all xx

30 comments:

  1. Sounds good to me...I haven't had a snowball in years.

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  2. That sounds good, but pity you have to work Xmas Eve. What made me say that? I have no idea, as working in a bank for most of my life, of course we worked most Xmas Eves. The book sounds good and after I finish the one I'm reading at the moment, I'll be onto a Xmas one.
    I too love books and have way too many and we decluttered some of them when we moved, but am thinking of a couple I'd really like soon. Take care.

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  3. That sounds quite delightful. Laurie Lee is wonderful isn't he. We live not far from Slad where he grew up, so I'm especially attached to his writing. I'm intrigued by you being "with the lads in the race room". I'm imagining you weighing jockeys or something! CJ xx

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  4. Good for you, books or book tokens have always been at the top of my presents list.
    Thanks for the mention. Happy reading, Flighty xx

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  5. Oooh, I love a Snowball. Every Christmas I read Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. My Father in Law go me started on this. I am also intrigued by "with the lads in the race room"
    Hugs x

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  6. I'm sure that will be a wonderful book for Christmas Eve. I'm like you, I love books. Books are one gift I always buy for my mum, she passed on her love of books to me. I always hated the thought of working on Christmas Eve but there was always such a great atmosphere that I didn't actually mind it once I was there.

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  7. I think it's lovely that you want books for Christmas, I always ask for them too :-) Sounds like you'll have a super buffet on Christmas Even afternoon! xx

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  8. A good book goes a long way! I like the image of you curled up on the sofa with a book and a dog. I shall keep this in my mind, my Christmas Eve will be mad, no doubt, and curling up on the sofa will be possible only after everyone is in bed.

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  9. Sounds like a good plan to me! And I'm with you on the books thing :-)
    Enjoy! xx

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  10. I understand your need for books, every room in our house has books in, they are better than diamonds, I'm not a kindle person at all.

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  11. I used to be a ferocious reader but bi haven't read much in the past few years. I'm working on reading a chapter a day over Christmas to get me back into it
    X x

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  12. I get a similar response to a similar request! This looks like a great read, I hope that you enjoy it, in peace! Hope that you sort things out re the buffet too! xx

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  13. I always ask for books for Xmas and Birthdays as well. Your Xmas Eve sounds wonderful, nothing better than curling up with a good book. The post title reminded me of when our kids were little, every Xmas Eve I read 'Twas the night before Xmas' to them. Happy memories.

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  14. Sounds like the perfect Christmas eve.... I hope all your dreams come true! Jx

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  15. Yeah, I love books too - real books that is, not the e-reader thingies. With a Kindle you don't get the SMELL of a new book! I like historical novels, but of course I also enjoy gardening and cookery books.

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  16. Books all the way for me, too. I nearly bought this book the other day. I might have to now. Seeing it here seems like a sign ;)I envy you the festive curling up with said book. I hope you get to crack open the Baileys.
    Leanne xx

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  17. I have to give specific titles or nothing booky comes my way. Your book looks like the perfect Christmas Eve read. I too read special Christmas books during the holidays, and A Christmas Carol is one of them. Like visiting old friends. I have spent many evenings with the brown spotted pooch curled up beside me on the couch. He's quite the bookworm himself and always knows when I pull out a book, he is guaranteed a spot on the couch and a cuddle ;)
    Wendy

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  18. Seems lots of us bookworms get the same response,it sounds like you have a lovely Christmas eve planned. Hx

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  19. Good for you, hope the book and doggy cuddle are fab..oh snowballs , my old mum used to love ONE every year at Christmas !!!!

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  20. I love that you bought yourself a wonderful book to look forward to reading on Christmas Eve. I need books and yarn. All I asked for was a book gift card so I can download books without feeling guilty.
    Hugs and enjoy,
    Meredith

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  21. I agree re books. Can't be without them and it's lovely to potter in a bookshop xx

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  22. I do love a good book and that one looks very interesting; I like Laurie Lee. Your Christmas Eve sounds very cosy. Have a great week. xx

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  23. I did try a snowball once, just the once too sweet for me. I can eat sweet things but not drink them. My 12 Days of Christmas box has arrived and the one that I sent has also reached it's destination. I am already looking forward to next year.

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  24. Books are so special ... reading no matter our age should be encouraged.
    I love reading with my grandchildren, there are so many great books available.

    Now snowballs take me back to good family Christmas get-togethers ...

    Enjoy your time

    All the best Jan

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  25. My friend from http://stilusessaywriting.com/ has already read this book and actually he advised me to read it. Now I'm quite interested. I think it is the the next book, I'll read.

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  26. I love the cover on the book, and it sounds great! Warm greetings and Merry Christmas from Montreal, Canada. :)

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  27. Your Christmas Eve sounds lovely. I love nothing more than to be curled up with a book, one I can't put down. My christmas wish list is pretty much for books xx

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  28. That looks like the perfect book for Christmas, Jo; Laurie Lee books are just the antidote you need to step away from any stress. I'm on my last day today (23rd) and have tomorrow to start my christmas off (i.e. get the tree up). Luckily, with my son all grown up, there's no pressure to celebrate christmas so a tree, some parcels, some nice food and time to relax will do me. Have a great time, hope your family behave! Happy Christmas, Caro xx

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  29. Hope you had a lovely Christmas and I am most envious of your book - I adore Laurie Lee (Cider With Rosie is my go-to book for when I am feeling blue) so I shall have to see if I can get this from the library - I spend a lot of time in there anyway, so it's always nice to have something special to search for

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