Tuesday, December 28, 2010
All I Got For Christmas Is...
In the weeks that led up to Christmas, Danya at A Tapestry of Words asked us each week to list items that were on our Christmas Wish Lists. Now that Christmas is officially over at my house (just finished Christmas Part III with my parents today), I can do a wrap-up and report on my Literary Christmas Loot for 2010.
First of all, I received as a blogiversary celebration prize from Bibliosue the much-longed for The Haunted Tea Cosy by Edward Gorey! Yay!
I also received a bevy of books from my 2010 Secret Santa, Mareena (emeraldfiresbookmark) that included The Language of Bees by Laurie R. King (on my list) plus surprises: The Suspect by L. R. Wright, Mrs. de Winter by Susan Hill, Grounds for Murder by Kate Kingsbury, Dancers in Mourning by Margery Allingham, Slow Dancing with the Angel of Death by Helen Chappell, The Witch's Grave by Phillip DePoy, The Big Four by Agatha Christie, and A Long Fatal Love Chase by Louisa May Alcott. Several of these have been on my long TBR list for a long time (and Mareena didn't even know). A cute Santa frog and lovely little glass container came along as well.
My hubby earned major points this Christmas, actually buying me books (that weren't Star Trek--not that I don't like Star Trek, I do; but he's never ventured out of his genre before...). From him, I got Detection Unlimited by Georgette Heyer and THREE Kerry Greenwood books. The other Georgette Heyer book pictured (The Unfinished Clue) is from my parents. Heyer and Greenwood were both mentioned in my "All I want for Christmas" posts. All in all, a very good year for books.
Last of all...(although not on my book list). I got two book-related t-shirts. The red one is from my boss. It has a picture of shelves of books and a quote which reads: "When I get a little money, I buy BOOKS, and if any is left, I buy food and clothes." Yep. That about sums it up. The Nancy Drew t-shirt is from the hubby (boy, did he do good this year). I'm pretty happy with all the Santas in my life....how about you?