Barbara wants to know:
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?
Does it count if I bought books for myself? Right after I got home from visiting my family, I decided to treat myself and placed an order for a couple of books I'm dying to read from my reading list. And they were waiting for me when I got home from work today! I'm so excited to start on them, but I probably won't get to them for a week or so because I want to finish My Life in France (sadly I'm not even halfway through yet, but I always get more reading done on the weekend...), and I just picked up Rebecca from the library today. But here's what just came in the mail:
- Firmin, by Sam Savage
- The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
- Being Written: A Novel, by William Conescu
- Searching for Pemberly, by Mary Simonsen
I'm so excited for all of them!!
I haven't asked for books as gifts in a while... either because if I want to read a book badly enough to buy it, I usually won't wait around to get it as a gift, or because I don't see the point in paying for a book if I can get it from the library for free in a timely manner. I do like being surprised with books though, as it's interesting to see what someone else thinks I'll like!