Starting the New Year off Right

Christmas and my loving family and friends have ensured that I will be starting off 2011 with plenty of books.  I received five books from my family for Christmas, and two gift cards to Barnes and Noble, thanks to my mom and Twin’s boyfriend.  I’m still deciding which books to get with the gift cards.  Here are the wonderful books I received:

Three books from my Wishlist: (I always list about 5 books on my X-mas and B-day lists for my mom, and tell her to choose one or two.)

Pray for Silence by Linda Castillo
Pray for Silence: A Thriller (Kate Burkholder)

Island Beneath the Sea by Isabel Allende

Island Beneath the Sea: A Novel

Letters from a Lost Generation: First World War Letters of Vera Brittain and Four Friends by Alan Bishop

Letters From A Lost Generation: First World War Letters of Vera Brittain and Four Friends

Then Little Sis bought me this one, which looks really good:
A Cottage by the Sea by Ciji Ware
A Cottage by the Sea

And Twin brought me this back from France, complete with excerpts from Last of the Mohicans.  And anyone who took Lit. of American Conflict with me and Mr. Perrelli my senior year of high school knows it’s gonna be a riot to read in French.  Trust me, if you want a laugh, read Last of the Mohicans.  If you want to cry, watch the movie.
15 Westerns (by various authors, translated and compiled by Claude Appell and Yvonne Girault)
No photo because the book is from the 70s and she found in at the market 😉


About Kelly

Hi! My name’s Kelly. I’m a twenty-something gal from Buffalo, NY. Mom to a little dog named Peabody and a slightly evil cat named Archie. Engaged to the best dude ever. I love books and craft beer! I also love all things France and francophone and have a degree in French Language and Literature from Buffalo State College. My blog used to be called Kelly’s France Blog, but I finally decided it needed a change because I wasn’t posting about French things nearly as often as I used to! You can still see all my imported posts on A Book and a Beer, or you can visit my original blog at
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2 Responses to Starting the New Year off Right

  1. Jillian says:

    Love the sound of that WWI Letters book, as well as Last of the Mohicans en francais!

    Have fun!

  2. Kelly says:

    Thanks! I have a feeling 2011 is going to be a great reading year for me, and I can't wait to break open all my new books 🙂

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