This week's BTT topic is about books as holiday gifts: "What books did you get for Christmas (or whichever holiday you may have celebrated last month)? Do you usually ask for books on gift-giving occasions or do you prefer to buy them yourself?"
Good questions, and I'll be very interested to see everybody's answers. Me? I don't usually ask for books as gifts, since I buy so many for myself during the year. And, not too surprisingly, I didn't receive any bookish gifts from anyone this year. But I did buy two books as gifts to myself from Santa – Margaret Drabble's The Pattern in the Carpet: A Personal History with Jigsaws, and A.S. Byatt's The Children's Book. And, until just this moment, I didn't think about the fact that those two are sisters – a bit of a strange coincidence, hmmm?
Haven't started reading either book yet, but I'm definitely looking forward to both of them. Of course, the Byatt book is four thousand pages long (just kidding, although it really is a chunkster), and since I find her books can be a little hard to get through anyway, it looks like that one may be a year-long project for me.
How about you? Did Santa or anyone else bring you any good books this year?
Such beautiful covers! I hope the books are just as good. I have a scary amount of books on my shelves so I told Santa not to bring books this year.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year, Joy : )
Lovely books! Mine are not listed under BTT, but they're at The Crowded Leaf if you're interested.ReplyDelete
I'd like to check out The Children's Book. It looks interesting. Happy reading!ReplyDelete
Both sound intriguing with beautiful covers. My BTT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/01/booking-through-thursday-my-first.htmlReplyDelete
The Byatt book looks interesting. Can't wait to hear your thoughts!ReplyDelete
Both of those books look good! I got a cookbook and an amazon gift card.ReplyDelete
I just won The Children's Book through a giveaway. I cannot wait to read it.ReplyDelete
I was tempted to get The Children's book.ReplyDelete
Here is mine
I think it is fine to buy a little something for yourself for Christmas! I hadn't heard of those -- funny that they're sisters!ReplyDelete
Thank goodness for Santa! I've been wanting to read The Children's Book, but I seem to be on a neverending waiting list at my library :)ReplyDelete
I was a very lucky girl this Christmas! Here is my BTT response.
I got a couple books from my LT SantaThing person, and I bought a book with money my mom gave me. I bought a lot of books for people this time. I don't ask for them much, either, because I wouldn't want them to duplicate a title.ReplyDelete
Happy New Year :-)