Friday, December 26, 2014

A Bookish Christmas

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate it! Today's post is devoted to the wonderful books that we gave and received for Christmas - the best kind of gifts!

My husband gave me three novels I am dying to read, and my son gave me a cookbook I'm sure I will get a lot of use from:
  • Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  • Close Your Eyes Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian
  • Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
  • 500 Paleo Recipes: Hundreds of Delicious Recipes for Weight Loss and Super Health by Dana Carpender (we switched to a Paleo diet this year because my son and I have an immune disorder and it's supposed to help)

I can't wait to dig into these!

I gave my husband:
  • The Three by Sarah Lotz (one that I want to read, too!)
  • Cockroaches by Jo Nesbo, one of his favorite authors
  • And my son gave him: Fire in the Hole by Elmore Leonard, Book 2 that the TV show Justified is based on, which he loves.

We gave our college-aged son:
  • Shadow of the Winter King by Erik Scott de Bie (Volume 1 in the World of Ruin series)
  • Much Loved, with photographs by Mark Nixon, a book of portraits of favorite stuffed animals that have been overly loved with short bios of each - fabulous! I read most of it before I wrapped it.
  • Far Side Gallery 4 by Gary Larson, one of his favorites

We gave my mother's husband, for his Christmas birthday:
  • The Secret Life of Sharks: A Leading Marine Biologist Reveals the Mysteries of Shark Behavior by A. Peter Kimley (he loves sharks)

We also gave a few more books as gifts, but they haven't been received yet, so I'll keep those a secret for now.

Did you give and receive books for the holidays? Hope you are enjoying this joyous season!


  1. sandra martin9:32 PM

    Ed loves the book Suzie. He had dental surgery today and I found him in bed reading his new shark book!

  2. You had a very book-ish Christmas!