Merry Christmas, Reader Friends! I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday. Luke and I travelled this year to be with his family. The trip was killer, but it was great to see his mother and grandparents. Of course, my Christmas involved books, as you knew it had to. I got some great gifts, a few for review, and an epic haul from the library.
Gifts (all from Luke, who is amazing at gift-giving)
Shakespearean insult band-aids
Hyperbole and A Half by Allie Brosh - also I lied, this one is actually from my friend Joyce! ILY, Joycie!
The Best American Short Stories 1999 and 2000 - my collection is now complete from 1989 - 2012. I'll be picking up the 2013 editions ASAP.
The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle: The Dark of Deep Below by Patrick Rothfuss
And it's signed and numbered!
For Review/Bought at McKays
Death in Reel Time by Brynn Bonner (courtesy of Gallery Books)
Chasing Utopia by Nikki Giovanni (courtesy of William Morrow)
The Deepest Secret by Carla Buckley (courtesy of TLC tours)
South of Broad by Pat Conroy (picked up at McKays)
The Meaning of Wife by Anne Kingston (another McKays find)
Epic Library Haul
Spillover: Aminal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic by David Quammen
Red Moon by Benjamin Percy
The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller
The Milk of Birds by Sylvia Whitman
The Red Market: On the Trail of the World's Organ Brokers, Bone Thieves, Blood Farmers, and Child Traffickers by Scott Carney
The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrick Bonhoeffer
Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy by John Bowe
Shoot The Damn Dog: A Memoir of Depression by Sally Brampton
How about you, Reader Friends? Did you get anything amazingly bookish for Christmas?