As we settle in for the great family blob, I am looking forward to my reading pile.
By the bed and dotted strategically around the house are the following:
Printed versions of character creation rules for the RPG formerly known as Runequest and Elric of Melnibone. This in anticipation of a Google+ game intended to enliven the festival.
The Popes - John Julius Norwich and Saints and Sinners by Eamon Duffy
Reader's Digest book of British folklore
High Spirits by Robertson Davis, because what is Christmas without a ghost?
How to be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson - because who knows when the bakery urge may strike?
A random selection of Chalet School stories. I love these. If anyone knows where I can find a copy of Redheads of the Chalet School - just tell me.
Heroes of Shadow - D&D 4e handbook to update my bard with
As many plays as I can lay hands on, because being prepared is good.
The Lord of the Rings - an annual re-read.
Dracula - another one.
Everything I can find by Diana Wynne Jones and Georgette Heyer. Never failing delights the both of them.
This list is pure joy.