Remember my tiny bookshop of last May? I seem to have built up a new one post Christmas. They'll have to wait until I get through the giant library pile, but then I'm diving straight into this little lot!
The Silver Dark Sea by Susan Fletcher was one of my favourite books in 2013. (Just had to check Goodreads to see if it really was that long ago. Yup, forever.) Recently I felt the urge to read all those beautiful dreamy paragraphs again, and I knew Mother had a habit of checking my Amazon wish list before present buying season, so I wasn't too surprised when it turned up in my little pile of gifts. It might even end up in the permanent collection!
Call the Midwife and Round Ireland with a Fridge were gifts from my friend. I must have mentioned to her that I'd been watching Call the Midwife in the last few months, or else she just knows me really, really well, but either way I'm looking forward to reading it. I don't usually go for memoir books but I need to see how much of the TV show was based on real life! My friend just moved to Ireland so I'm assuming the other book means something to her - I like when she throws in a random gift to push me out of my usual reading zone, although who knows what a fridge has to do with touring Ireland...
I've had my eye on Amy Poehler's Yes Please for ages now - Parks and Recreation is one of my all time favourite shows and I love Amy as an actress so much that I had to read anything she'd written. It's weightier than I expected so there should be some good reading in it! I also need to get my hands on the Pawnee book - I bought my friend a copy when it was first released but only got the chance to have a quick look before I had to hand it over. What I did see was hilarious and I've been meaning to get my own one ever since.
And Cross Stitch by Diana Gabaldon. I found this in a charity shop the other day and figured it must be part of the Outlander series, so I thought I'd buy it anyway since I ordered the first one in the library last month. According to the librarian, I'm 20th in line for it. Apparently Glasgow has one copy of the first book between their many libraries. Anyway, a quick Google while I was waiting and it turned out this book IS the first in the series, it just has a different name in the UK. Woohoo! Who knows how quickly I'll get to it, but one of my colleagues has just started another series and is dying to read this one, so we'll do a trade eventually.
Has anyone read any of these? Can I expect amazing things?