In these last few days before Christmas, I'm sure there are plenty of us scrambling to get our last minute shopping done. Are you buying any books for friends or family (or even yourself)? Do you expect to recieve any bookish gifts from others - books, or book-related?
Books For Christmas
Books are the one item that is always on my gift giving and wish list. I love books and I try to buy books for each family member.
This year, books are the only thing on my youngest daughter's (16 year old) gift list. Some of the books she has asked for: Kiss Me, Judas: A Novel by Will Christopher Baer, The Kafka Effekt by D. Harlan Wilson, House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski and Complicity by Iain Banks.
My hubby's wish list includes: Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd by Nick Mason,The Pythons by Graham Chapman, and Too Fat to Fish by Artie Lange. Of course, my hubby's wish list includes several DVDs.
For my mother and mother-in-law, cookbooks are always a must. This year Rachel Ray's Big Orange Book. This one also works well for my 2 oldest daughters, since they are both getting married next year.
As for me, my book wish list is always too long. I have asked for a few vintage Trixie Belden Mysteries I don't already own - I have the first 16, but I would like to have the rest. There are also a few of Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake books I don't own in hardback - these books were originally printed in paperback, but have been reissued in hardback.
Typically, I use my Christmas money to buy books after Christmas - this is also what my youngest daughter likes to do. She loves getting money for Christmas to be able to buy more books. I think we've created a book monster!
Merry Christmas to all my readers - I hope everyone has a happy holiday season!!