Books as part of my Xmas gift-giving? Really?
Oh, come on. Don’t look so surprised! Of course books are my favorite presents to give AND receive. So I thought for today, I’d show you some of what passed in and out of my hands, and my family’s hands, this holiday.
What I Gave
To my son, the latest in Scott Westerfeld’s steampunk trilogy, Goliath.
He also got, via my recommendation to the grandparents, Terry Pratchett’s latest: Snuff.
To my husband, Colleen Mondor’s The Map of My Dead Pilots: The Dangerous Game of Flying in Alaska.
To my dad (knowing very well that Mom will read this, too!), Robert Bothwell’s Canada and Quebec: One Country, Two Histories.
Big Sister got Sarah Stewart Taylor’s Judgment of the Grave.
And Little Sister got Debra Schultz’ Going South: Jewish Women in the Civil Rights Movement.
Others got various pieces of Simon R. Green’s Nightside series, Adam Rex’s The True Meaning of Smekday, and Kenneth Oppel’s This Dark Endeavor.
Okay, that’s about….What? What’s that?
What did I get? Oh, yeah!
Stacy Schiff’s Cleopatra: A Life…
…and Sara Zarr’s How to Save a Life.
(Gee, I wonder how my guys knew what books I wanted!)
Hope you all got books you wanted, and here’s to some wonderful end-of-year reading time!