I got books in the post from the fantastic Ella at Box of Books! Not only was this a lovely surprise, but it was all wrapped up in thick brown paper. I defy you to find a nicer packaging for books than thick brown paper. And what wonderful books to get in the mail!
Changing Planes, a collection of stories by Ursula LeGuin in which a central character called Sita is able to go to different worlds. Gorgeous cover, and the illustrations in the book are wonderful – I’m looking forward to this!
A book by William Sleator called Blackbriar – Ella says “Advisory – it is extremely gothic.” To me this is like saying “Advisory – THIS WILL BE AWESOME.” I am ever so excited.
And last but so not least, a copy of The Dolls’ House with illustrations by Tasha Tudor. I can see how a person would find Tasha Tudor a bit precious, but I grew up with her pictures in The Secret Garden and A Little Princess – those beautiful color plates in my mum’s hardback copies! – so to me her pictures are friendly and charming. It’s raining. I’m going upstairs this minute and reading The Dolls’ House and Blackbriar in bed. This will be very pleasing.