Monday, December 22, 2008

Musing Monday

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about Christmas book buying ...

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!!


Ruthie said...

I love buying books! Doesn't matter if they're for me or for other people, I just love to buy. And I'd just as soon get a book as a gift than just about anything else.

Happy Holidays to You!

I am Robin and Welcome to my little corner of the internet said...

Like Ruthie, I love buying books whether for myself or others. My hubby loves all non fiction.

Merry Christmas!

Robin of mytwoblessings

Beth F said...

Looks like some great books are headed to your house! Happy holidays.

Rebecca said...

Wow, I love how book-centred your Christmas shopping seems. On my Christmas I'm VERY lucky if I get a book and I can pretty much guarantee it'll be the only one.

Janet said...

oooh, I'd like to read The Pythons!

Jeanie said...

I hope you get your Trixie's! They were the BEST!

I've bought Rachel Naomi Remen's "Kitchen Table Wisdom" (two of them); David Sedaris' holiday book, The Dysfunctional Family Activity Book (part of a theme gift with Sedaris), Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, and will probably head back to the bookstore after the holidays for me!

Merry Merry!

Eric S. said...

I come from a family of avid readers. So it was, and still is very common for books to high on the list of gifts for just about any occasion.