Books for Christmas

I am home, finally, and starting to get settled back into whatever counts as normal these days. I have been reading, but I’ve been pretty absent from this space. Hopefully I’ll get back into a rhythm soon, but for today, I thought I’d post about the books I’ve acquired in the past few weeks.

Christmas books 2009

The lower five books were all Christmas gifts. The top two were early birthday gifts, after Christmas. People were at the store, saw them, and thought of me!

The titles in this photo (in case you can’t read them) are, from the bottom:
• The Original Girl’s Handy Book by Beard
• Third-Degree Brown Belt Sudoku
• River Rising by Athol Dickson
• Winter Haven by Athol Dickson
• I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason by Susan Kandel
• The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club by Gil McNeil
• The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs

Christmas books 2009 b

In addition to the stack above, I also received these two cooking-related books for Christmas.

In the photo above:
• The Gluten-Free Gourmet: Living Well Without Wheat by Bette Hagman
• The Kitchen is the Heart of the Home from Pampered Chef

These weren't a Christmas gift per se; a sister-in-law was finished with them and passed them along to me. (She does want one of them back, which is fine.)

Books in the photo above, from the bottom:
• The Red Scarf by Kate Furnivall
• This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
• The Lost Hours by Karen White
• A Man of His Word by Kathleen Fuller
• Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

I know I don’t normally blog about all the books that come into my house, but in this case, I thought it worthwhile and fun.

Review books

These two books were waiting for me in the mail when I returned home, both sent by their respective publishers.

Books in the above photo:
• The Raven Saint by M.L. Tyndall
• Double Eagle by Sneed B. Collard III

Are you already back into the swing of things? How long does it usually take you to recover from the holidays?


18 responses to “Books for Christmas

  1. Books for Christmas = heaven on earth!! You lucky girl, you.

  2. Wow, you’ve got a lot of great books in those pictures! I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason made me laugh because I’ve been having lots of crazy dreams like that lately. Enjoy!

  3. Welcome back!

    Unfortunately, it’s like the holidays never happened around here. The mini-vacation is over and work is busy again. 😦 I’m missing all the quality time I had with my own books.

  4. Ooo, I LOVE Athol Dickson. Winter Haven is very good, and River Rising is absolutely brilliant!

  5. Glad to see you back. You really got quite the haul there. Books are the best gifts, aren’t they. Friday Night Knitting Club is one I really enjoyed. I hope you do too.

  6. I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason – sounds like a dream my mother would have, lol! I’ll have to show her this book 🙂

    I was a very lucky girl this Christmas! Here is my BTT response.

  7. I really enjoyed The Lost Hours. Hope you do, too. Happy reading!


  8. Welcome back! Looks like you got some good ones. Now all you need to do is find the time to read them!

  9. Lots of great looking books there! Happy reading!

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