My Xmas Wishlist

Well December is here once again! So to celebrate the festive season here at Sheli Reads I am running a Christmassy feature in the run up to the big day where lots of lovely guest posters will be telling us what bookish treats and goodies that they are hoping for from Santa this year!

So to start us off, I am posting my bookish xmas wishlist!

Something Borrowed, Someone Dead by M. C. Beaton


I’m hoping that Santa will bring me the latest Agatha Raisin book! Over the last two years I have made my way through the other 23 (I think!) books in the series and it has become a guilty pleasure which is in the same category as Midsomer Murders for me. I think Agatha Raisin books are becoming a staple Christmas present for me, like the Beano annual! This is the blurb:

Gloria French was a jolly widow with dyed blonde hair, a raucous laugh and rosy cheeks. When she first moved from London to the charming Cotswolds hills, she was heartily welcomed.  She seemed a do-gooder par excellence, raising funds for the church and caring for the elderly.  But she had a nasty habit of borrowing things and not giving them back, just small things, a teapot here, a set of silverware there.  So it’s quite the shock when she is found dead, murdered by a poisoned bottle of elderberry wine.  Afraid the murder will be a blight on the small town, Parish councillor, Jerry Tarrant, hires private detective Agatha Raisin to track down the murderer.

But the village is secretive and the residents resent Agatha’s investigation. Of course that doesn’t stop the ever-persistent Agatha from investigating and sticking her nose where no one wants it—especially as the suspect list grows. And, as if it isn’t enough that Agatha’s ex has reentered the picture, the murderer is now targeting Agatha!

With M.C. Beaton’s Something Borrowed, Someone Dead  the bossy, vain, and absolutely irresistible, Agatha Raisin continues to be a fan favorite.

I have also had my eye on this canvas book bag for ages.—dodie-smith—canvas-shopper-1056-p.asp


I read I Capture the Castle a few years ago and absolutely loved it! I’ve been tempted by this bag ever since 🙂

As no full on reading session is complete without a cup of tea, I’d also like this mug:

go-away-i-m-reading-bone-china-mug-1185-p[ekm]249x249[ekm]Just in case anyone was in any doubt about what I was doing, I think the message is nice and clear!

Lastly, I’d love to have a proper study/library space!


Somewhere like this would be amazing! I have bookshelves, a small desk and an armchair in our box room, but it would be amazing to have a space like this where I could work, write, read and relax. I’m not sure Santa will fit this in his sack (or our house) though! Maybe one day …

What bookish goodies would you like Santa to bring you this year?


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