Gecko's Advent Calendar: Charity vs Amazon, Day 17

Little Bee - Chris Cleave, Susanne Goga Der Wolkenatlas - David Mitchell, Volker Oldenburg The House of the Seven Gables - Nathaniel Hawthorne

December 17,

Today was the first day both me and Mr. Gecko hat time to go to the "Weinachtsmarkt", we made the most of it, eating venisom and Spätzle,  drinking "Feuerzangenbowle" and I bought a little tin gecko for my library and

a necklace watch hiding inside an owl.


So sweet. Look at it...

But enough of cute, useless stuff.


The books for today:


Chris Cleave - "Little Bee": This book goes to my cousin J., I think she will like it. I exchanged it with an English version of the book I got at Oxfam, which I will keep and hopefully read next year.


David Mitchel - "Der Wolkenatlas": This goes to the boyfriend of my other cousin, and yes, you got me there, this book should be read by more people ;)


Nathaniel Hawthorne - "The House of the Seven Gables": I didn't like the 'Scarlett Letter' but I will give Mr. Hawthorne a second chance.



This results in 69 books from Charity against 95 Books from Amazon.