I received two books for Christmas which always makes for a happy occasion. I asked for Carolina Writers at Home edited by Meg Reid. I have strong connections with both North and South Carolina and I love reading about writers and where they work. This one seems to have a nice spin on it as the authors were asked to write anything at all about their homes from any perspective they felt was important. So they are not all well-crafted essays about wooden desks and bookshelves. The variety is splendid. For example, Clyde Edgerton writes about the fireplace and backyard fire pit at his home in Wilmington.
The photos by Rob McDonald are sepia toned which gives all the interiors and the portraits of the contributors a soft look. I didn't like that at first but now I think it is perfect.
The other book was a surprise: The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. I know nothing about this novel, but Paris and Bookshop! What's not to like? I haven't started reading it yet, but it is right here by my chair.
Thanks to all of you who read my musings and commented here on Belle, Book, and Candle this past year. I feel as if we are all friends and I look forward to continuing our bookish conversations.
Wishing you a Happy New Year full of Good Books, Good Friends, and Good Health.