Argh! No sooner had I mentioned the words “No, I didn’t get any books for my birthday” than I was made very pink (and, I see, shiny – thanks for capturing that, caffcaff…) by a big bag of books, chocolate and Lush bits from my BookCrossing friends!

I’ve done a public thank you but thought those of you who watch my book acquisitions and reading might be interested to know that, as well as Lush and choc goodies from the weebles, heaven-ali etc, a yet-to-be-spent Amazon voucher from caffcaff to add to the one from Matt, Lush spree, 3 bottles of coloured inks and a pair of earrings from Matt, bath goodies from sjr1969 and celticstar, a handknitted scarf and a string of beads from best friend Em, a lovely leather box from Catherine, a Chocolate Moose from WistfulDragon… I’ve now added to Mt TBR thanks to Wistful, WyldeTwo and Heaven-Ali…

Shauna Singh Baldwin – What the Body Remembers
Crap Towns II (featuring Birmingham!)
Ruby Ferguson – Jill Enjoys her Ponies
Larry McMurtry – Horseman, Pass By
Kamila Shamsie – Salt and Saffron
Carolyn Slaughter – A Black Englishman
Robert Winder – Bloody Foreigners

Whoo hoo! Thank you everyone who reads this and thank you to the others anyway!