December 30, 2012

Book Splurge [16] aka The Christmas Loot

A belated post. 

Apologies for the delayed post. These books were given during the book club's smashing Christmas Party last December 15, but since I have enviably high EQ and self-restraint (read: I don't open gifts until Christmas day itself), then this post just had to wait.

Come Christmas morning, I couldn't help but give a little squeal of delight each time I unwrapped one book from my pile. It made my heart swell SO much knowing that my friends took time out to discover which books I would love. Here's proof!




To those who gave me these lovely books, thank you so much. You know who you are.

From the bottom of the stack going up:

  • Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke ~ double the copies, double the love!
  • Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler, illustrated by Maira Kalman 
  • The Passport by Herta Muller 
  • Astigirl by Tweet Sering
  • White Noise by Don DeLillo 
  • Tall Story by Candy Gourlay
  • Stories, edited by Neil Gaimanl and Al Sarrantonio

The book on top of the pile, Wolf Hall, is my Christmas gift to myself. Heee. :D

And here's an assortment of other gifts and souvenirs I received from my bookish friends on our Christmas party. Again, thank you, my friends-you know who you are.



Cheers to the reading year that was 2012, and here's to more books and bookish friends in 2013! :)

3 comments:

Peter S. said...

Such nice gifts! Books do make the best gifts, no?

Happy new year to you and your family, Monique!

fantaghiro23 said...

Those top three books in your pile: AWESOME! Hope you enjoy them, too. And here's to a wonderful reading year to you!

Monique said...

PETER: Yes they do! And we love giving them away, as well, don't we?

Happy new year to you and yours, Peter! :)

HONEY: I am SO excited to read them! Yay!