Friday, 8 January 2010

BTT (Jan 7)

Booking Through Thursday

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?

 

I don’t normally get books for Christmas – and haven’t done since I was very young. My family tells me they find it too hard, not knowing what I already have, or would like to read. I suppose I can understand this sentiment, though I have tried to nudge them towards gift certificates in the past.

This year, however, I did get a nice little pile of books. And my sister and I actually decided early to make a wish-list and exchange books this year.

 

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  • Star Trek: Voyager – Full Circle by Kirsten Beyer
  • Graceling by Kristen Cashore
  • Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • An Abundance of Katherine by John Green
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – L. Frank Baum/Charles Santore

 

It’s not unusual for me to slip a book under the tree for myself (what? I like getting books for Christmas!), and this year it was the new Borders special edition of Sense and Sensibility. I just couldn’t resist the prettiness of this edition.

 

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My favourite, however, was undoubtedly the illustrated edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz that my cousin Renae bought me. I collect copies of this book, and am always on the look out for something new. Charles Santore’s edition is just so beautiful.

 

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As for requesting books for gift-giving occasions, no I don’t usually. If asked what I’d like (though I’ve been told I’m easy to buy for, so it doesn’t come often) I will give a title or two, but it’s not common.

3 comments:

cutlex said...

Your pot is full then! How lucky! Have fun with your books!

Bluestocking said...

Voyager Full Circle was good.

J.S. Peyton said...

I think that copy of "Sense and Sensibility" is soooo pretty. I hope you enjoy "Graceling"! It was one of my highlights in 2009.