a marked lack of books under my tree
Piles of presents draped in sparkles
Bows and ribbons wrapped around
Those lovely soaps and bubble baths.
But then there’s nothing underneath that tree
That slightly looks like hardback books
Filled with stories for this week of boredom
Where I dream of other worlds
With beaches, holidays and handsome men…
I don’t know if there are any other bookish people out there who have the same problem as me – because it is a big problem. I never get any books for Christmas from any of my loved ones.
I think that my family are worried they will buy something that I have either read, or feel very strongly against. But I know other readers suffer this terrible issue because their families think they already have enough books!
I mean, can you imagine?
Anyway, I do believe that Waterstones have a massive sale on at the moment so I can rectify this problem within the next 24 hours.
Merry Christmas everyone, and hope that you got everything you wanted underneath your tree yesterday. And if you didn’t, I hope that you got to spend the day with everyone you loved.