I’ve written about the number of books I have collected since I’ve moved away from home, and for Christmas, I got three more.
I got “Jane Eyre” (which I’m reading now), “Pride and Prejudice” and “Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales”. I showed you “Arabian Nights”, which I got for my birthday, and “Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales” (to be known as GCFT from here on out) is from the same collection. Both books have gorgeous illustrations, pages tipped with gold, and a ribbon bookmark.
GCFT had me in awe the minute I opened it. The picture that is on the inside cover looks like this:
I’ve always wanted to read Grimm’s versions of the fairy tales that I know and love, and having an awesome hardcover will get me reading them.
And there are a TON of stories in here. This is the first page of the Table of Contents:
These are the 2nd and 3rd:
These are the 4th and 5th:
And here’s the last page:
The front cover is a picture of Rapunzel wrapped in her hair:
I also got another book for Christmas, although I won’t get it until March. I’ve talked about it a million different times. It’s Jean M. Auel’s “The Land of Painted Caves”! It was pre-ordered for me for Christmas, and it’ll ship within days of it’s publication. I’m anxiously awaiting it’s arrival, and after I get some knitting done, and read some of the books that I already have, it’ll be here and I can enjoy the end of the series! My goal is to read the first ones (again) to get ready for it to be here.
By the way, all the photos in this post were taken with another Christmas gift I got: a Sony Bloggie video camera. Kyle got it for me, and I’ve been using it for everything…I actually made a video a few days ago showing some of my Christmas gifts.
Now I need to go and get Kyle’s Christmas gift made. I spent so much time on Annette’s gift that I didn’t get time to even start his.