Christmas books

Surprisingly enough, I ended up getting all the books I wanted for Christmas! Ok, all minus one, and I ended up buying most of them myself, but I did find the top four ones under the tree, which was more than plenty as far as Christmas gifts go! They included this gorgeous edition of Catch-22. I’m not a hardback or special editions type of person, but this is just too good to pass.



It has numerous strange illustrations and it’s just perfect! The customer service at Folio Society is severely lacking, though, so only order if you really really want it.

The rest of the books were


ChI’ve finished four of them so far. I can’t wait to start the Knausgård ones, but that will have to wait until I finish volume 6 of My Struggle.

Knausgård led me to Jon Fosse and I’ve read three of his books in December (not such an impressive feat as they’re 75 pages long on average), and that led me to Johannes V. Jensen, just to try something Danish and classic. So tomorrow I’ll be going out and trying to find other great Scandinavian writers. It’s a fairly new area for me, so who knows what I’ll end up with.

Anyway, a Happy New Year to you and maybe your Goodreads 2016 challenge always be “on track”.