Now with book cellar

Many of you have praised me for my restraint, but look what happened Saturday: I went to a wedding, had a few glasses of white wine, and when my uncle offered me a huge box of delicious crime fiction I said “yes, please!!!!”

My husband is very proud of his new car which has a convenient ´cellar´ – so here is my very own book cellar. I have read some of them already, but there are several months of entertainment here.

Sorted according to author: Ruth Rendell, Ian Rankin, Reginald Hill

And various goodies …

About Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen

I am a Danish teacher. In my spare time I read, write and review crime fiction.
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24 Responses to Now with book cellar

  1. kathy d. says:

    I’m green with envy of the loot given to you by your uncle, and of your very own book cellar!
    What a great treat for the coming cold months!
    I see most of the titles are in English. Do you seek out books in Danish? Or are you comfortable reading in several languages? It seems like you do vary languages in your reading.
    I am happy as I just got Denise Mina’s new book and Gianrico Carofiglio’s third book from the library. However, I find the library is not buying Yrsa Sigurdadottir’s Ashes to Dust, so I will purchase it, and have to remember your suggestion of And I cannot wait for Soho to release The Boy in the Suitcase.

  2. Can I just say, shame on you! And that I’m super duper jealous. I would take them too. Happy reading, there are some great titles in there.

  3. Margot Kinberg says:

    Dorte – Oh what a delicious cellar full of reading you have! You are so lucky and I hope you’ll enjoy it all. I look forward to your reviews.

  4. Well a girl can’t say no to free books, that would be rude 😉

  5. Petty Witter says:

    Wow, thats some collection and not one I could have restrained myself from accepting either.

  6. Bill Selnes says:

    Dorte: Your uncle is a generous man. What prompted him to give away so many fine books?

  7. Norman says:

    Dorte you are a lucky girl, and you are not going to have time for anything but reading. You could not refuse those books.

  8. Louise says:

    That was definitely an offer you can’t refuse – I know I wouldn’t be able to even though my hubby would probably kill me if I introduced even more books to our bookshelf.

  9. Dorte H says:

    Kathy: I much prefer reading English crime in the original language, and as my uncle lives in Belgium, it is natural (and much cheaper) for him to order books from England than from Denmark.
    Enjoy your books; I can see you have some treats ahead of you.

    Heather: yes indeed.

    Clarisssa: I am exhilarated, but I have two books I am determined to read first.

    Margot: I am indeed lucky, and I appreciate it very much.

    Bernadette: and you can´t imagine me being that rude I´m sure 😉

  10. Dorte H says:

    Tracy: I may have flaws, but I am not completely crazy 😉

    Bill: well, they are beginning to think their house may be too large for them (my luck).

    Norman: between you and me, I never even considered refusing them – but don´t tell anyone how weak I am 😉

    Louise: as far as I remember you have some sort of e-reader, don´t you? I hope that will save your life 🙂

  11. Kelly says:

    What fun! Of course you never turn down the gift of books. How convenient you were able to stash them in the cellar to get them home. 😉

  12. Patti Abbott says:

    Oh, my. Who could resist this?

  13. Dorte H says:

    Kelly: as my uncle said, I can always give them away to someone else when I have read them.

    Patti: not me 😉

  14. Where do I apply to get an uncle like that? 😉

  15. seana says:

    What a great haul!

  16. Dorte H says:

    Karen: I think they are life´s little bonuses 🙂

    Seana: I am afraid I´ll go all British for ages now ;D

  17. Bibliophile says:

    Ohhh, lots to look forward to.
    My grandfather will be getting rid of 20 boxes of books soon and wants the family to take what we want. I expect my library will swell severely, but I think it will mostly be reference books.

  18. Dorte H says:

    Bibliophile: oh, all the trouble bibliophiles have to go through 😉

  19. Beth F says:

    Awesome haul!! Lucky you.

  20. Dorte H says:

    Beth: I am indeed 🙂

  21. Care says:

    Yowza! White wine will get you into trouble every time. (oh, I mean ME)

  22. Dorte H says:

    Care: that´s true – but who wants a life completely without trouble 😉

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