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?