Thursday, January 7, 2010

Booking Through Thursday

Another meme I'm starting...
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!


  1. Of course it counts if you buy books yourself! Enjoy!

  2. Being able to get books from the library has definitely decreased the number of books that I buy (coupled with the fact that I just moved recently, and books are heavy, so I've been thinking about what books I'd like to be moving around in the future) - but I still buy the books I really like. I did ask for some books for Christmas and got most of them....and I did buy some ones for me, too, as a New Year's treat!

  3. Have you read Rebecca before? It's my favorite book in the world. If it's a first-time read, I look forward to hearing what you think of it.

  4. Yup! It's my first time reading it. I just started it today, but am loving it so far!