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1Madcow299
Edited: Dec 25, 2007, 12:03pm

So what did you get for Christmas as far as books go. I got the following ones:

Angels and Demons and DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
Cell and Mist from Stephen King
The Five Books of Moses by Everett Fox
Evangelical Theology by Karl Barth
Shadow of the Giant by OS Card

Or any book related stuff would be cool to know

2AngelaB86
Dec 25, 2007, 1:21pm

100 Cats Who Changed Civilization
Zen Kitty A Cat's Guide to Enlightenment (touchstone won't load)
Surrender is Not an Option
My Grandfather's Son, a Memoir (Why is the touchstone telling me this is not a work?)
The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell
Talk to the Hand, the Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door

I was also given 2 gift cards, for Books A Million and Borders. :D

3poetontheone
Dec 25, 2007, 5:36pm

I didn't get any books.

However, I did get two gift cards. $40 for borders (which I jsut used online to purchase the Sleeping Beauty trilogy) and a $50 for Barnes and Noble

4Unreachableshelf
Dec 25, 2007, 7:52pm

I got The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming, Game of Patience, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, and Do Elephants Jump? (touchstone not working). I also got a $30 gift card for B&N and $50 intended to be used for books.

5AngelaB86
Dec 25, 2007, 8:42pm

Oh, I also got a Bookopoly game set! Instead of buying railroads, you buy genres, and instead of jail you watch tv, lol. All the properties are classic books, and instead of a $200 tax, you have to hire a book mite terminator, lol.

6bdevil4
Dec 25, 2007, 10:04pm

I got:
Mouse Under Glass by David Koenig
Peter and the Secret of Rundoon by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
The Rise of the Wyrm Lord and The Final Storm by Wayne Thomas Batson
Appointment at the Ends of the World by William B. Karesh
Great Joy by Kate DiCamillo

I also received a lifetime membership to LibraryThing!

7bettie
Edited: Dec 26, 2007, 9:44am

I got:
How the Mind Works by Steven Pinker
Oxford Handbook of Mental Health Nursing
Turn Left at Orion by Guy Consolmagno

Plus some knitting books, a cookery book and lots of notebooks because I'm known for always carrying a notebook or three!

I just joined this group by the way... so hi!

8LheaJLove
Dec 26, 2007, 9:50am

Well, let us know what books you buy Poetontheone.

And I must admit, I'm kind of jealous of the Bookopoloy game!

9LheaJLove
Dec 26, 2007, 10:13am

I just received in the mail this morning:

There is a River
Flight and Rebellion
Remembering Slavery

10atimco
Dec 26, 2007, 2:12pm

Welcome to the group, bettie! :-)

I received (in the way of books):

The Red House Mystery by A. A. Milne

The Hoboken Chicken Emergency by D. Manus Pinkwater

Jane Austen's Guide to Good Manners

The Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio by Lloyd Alexander

The Road to Middle-Earth by Tom Shippey

Ronia, the Robber's Daughter by Astrid Lindgren (I adore this book and will probably treat myself to a reread later today )

And I've been getting lots of books from BookMooch lately too. So many books, so little time!

11BlondeBibliophile First Message
Dec 26, 2007, 2:25pm

HI there! I am new to the group and new to LibraryThing as well. I love this site.

As for the question, I received a $50 gift card to B & N. My wonderful hubby. I think I will pre-order Plum Lucky.

12poetontheone
Dec 27, 2007, 2:06am

I couldn't resist using my WHOLE gift card at Barnes & Noble when I went to the mall today. I picked up:

Atonement by Ian McEwan
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy
The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea by Yukio Mishima

I'm excited to read these.

I figured if I bought new instead of used online my TBR pile wouldn't grow THAT much bigger... =)

13Unreachableshelf
Dec 27, 2007, 10:06am

I used my gift card to buy The Latin Sexual Vocabulary.

14StarGazer72
Dec 27, 2007, 9:33pm

So far (I have three more gifts exchanges left):

American Gods
Anansi Boys
and the DVD of MirrorMask

Also, two books of poetry.

16onetrooluff
Jan 7, 2008, 12:18pm

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
101 Designer One Skein Wonders (knit/crochet)
...and a Japanese pattern book for hats, scarves and mittens.

Oh, and the latest Love*Com and Fruits Basket manga.

17readerbabe1984
Edited: Jan 1, 2009, 7:39pm

Don't Move by Margaret Mazzantini (It's fantastic by the way. I read half in one day.)
Jazz by Toni Morrison (I've always wanted to read one of her books.)
Breakfast At Tiffany's by Truman Capote (he is fast becomming one of my favorite authors)
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis (another favorite author)
The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis
Under Gemni by Rosamunde Pilcher ( A beach read worthy of more than a second glance at a garage sale)
Who You Are When No One's Looking by Bill Hybels

18AngelaB86
Jan 1, 2009, 12:01pm

Two books which I think contain C. S. Lewis' entire non-fiction works, a Betty Crocker cook book, and enough Amazon Kindle gift certificates to buy about 2/3 of a Kindle. :) I was also given a BaM gift card, which I used to pick up some travel and history books.

19kabrahamson
Edited: Jan 1, 2009, 1:17pm

To my slight horror, my parents decided to purchase the entire wish list I gave them -- a list that was supposed to be distributed among relatives and only used as a guideline for those who didn't want to give me gift cards. As a result, I ended up with this rather unwieldy Christmas haul:

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
Lady Cottington's Pressed Fairy Book by Brian Froud, Terry Jones
Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Gormenghast Trilogy by Mervyn Peake
Through a Glass Darkly by Karleen Koen
The Virgin in the Garden by A. S. Byatt
Babel Tower by A. S. Byatt
A Whistling Woman by A. S. Byatt
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
Kilmeny of the Orchard by L. M. Montgomery
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Sparks
The Mighty Book of Boosh by Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding
The Selected Journals of L. M. Montgomery, Volumes 2-4
Ulysses by James Joyce

20Megz2812
Edited: Jan 2, 2009, 11:19am

I got these books for Christmas:

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

My mom couldn't find books 3 and 4 of the Trilogy

21ladydzura
Jan 2, 2009, 12:16pm

kabrahamson, that's quite a list! I just received Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell from my SantaThing, and I'm looking forward to picking it up. I recently finished The Lace Reader -- I found the first couple of chapters to be a little hard to get through, but don't give up!

Megz, when you're finished with the Twilight series (and if you like it), try The Host, also by Stephanie Meyer. I enjoyed it more than the Twilight books (gasp!).

In addition to Jonathan Strange I was excited to receive:
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
Complete Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Wild Animals I Have Known by Ernest Thompson Seton
and a Barnes and Noble gift card... which, surprisingly, I haven't yet spent. Too many choices. :)

22Lin-Z
Jan 2, 2009, 2:14pm

My sister bought me women, fire and dangerous things and king, queen, knave both of which she randomly picked from my amazon wishlist.

MY mom bought me a sewing book as I've been learning how to sew called sew u. I was hoping for some cookbooks though.

I also bought some books for myself with the money I got, so that makes up for the lack of books.

23Leeny182
Jan 2, 2009, 5:58pm

I recieved Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult. I got a giftcard to Borders and Target so I can buy more books =)

24elliepotten
Jan 2, 2009, 9:17pm

OK, here's an epic list!

Before Christmas I bought myself a few little, er, 'presents':
Library Confidential by Don Borchett
Firmin by Sam Savage
Bipolar Expeditions by Emily Martin

On Christmas Day itself I got more books:
Green Angel by Alice Hoffman
Shakespeare and Company by Sylvia Beach
The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran
On Reading by Andre Kertsez (a photography collection)
The Secret Lives of Men and Women by Frank Warren (PostSecret)
Quiet Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian by Scott Douglas

Then about two days later I went online and have just received:
Stranger on a Train by Jenny Diski
Moan About Men by Juliana Foster
Among the Bohemians by Virginia Nicholson
Bohemian Manifesto by Laren Stover
New Moon by Stephenie Meyer
Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer, AND FINALLY
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

OK, so this is a bit ridiculous, kind of drives it home having it in a list. But it's my version of shoe addiction - the sweet Bill Amberg leather bound The Picture of Dorian Gray has already caught my devoted eye...

25Unreachableshelf
Jan 4, 2009, 7:34pm

Glory Road
The Partly Cloudy Patriot
Take the Cannoli
Off the Main Sequence
Mysteries of Pittsburgh
The Day After Tomorrow
The City on the Edge of Forever

Also a gift card for Half Price Books which I used to purchase Victory of Eagles, and a B&N gift card which I haven't used up yet (some of it went for Thank You notes).

26MeganGrace
Jan 8, 2009, 7:19pm

I got The Partly Cloudy Patriot too! And Assassination Vacation. I haven't read anything by Sarah Vowell before, but she does get great word of mouth. I'm excited to get reading.

27Unreachableshelf
Edited: Jan 8, 2009, 8:23pm

I loved Assassination Vacation, which explains why I asked for the others. I knew I'd love her when I heard that she cites the television show Sports Night on people inappropriately comparing themselves to Rosa Parks in The Partly Cloudy Patriot. But I read Assassination Vacation first because presidential assassination is a favorite topic of mine, which would be far creepier a thing to say if it weren't because of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins. If you don't understand that now, you will after you start the book because she talks about it in the first chapter.

28leelee4571
Jan 9, 2009, 10:14am

I've just joined Librarything too and have been telling all my friends about it.

I got The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman and some Waterstones vouchers. I've also been to Borders this morning and am counting what I got there as late presents to myself:

The Watchmen Allan Moore

War and Peace Leo Tolstoy

29b00kw0rm007
Jan 10, 2009, 8:13pm

Twilight collectors edition by Stephanie Meyer
The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb
Super Crunchers by Ian Ayres
Yes Man by Danny Wallace
A Spy by Nature by Charles Cumming
The Water's Lovely by Ruth Rendell
Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

I read Twilight (loved it) and am in the middle of The Hour I First Believed, which is really good so far. Wally Lamb is an excellent storyteller.

30jsherri
Jan 16, 2009, 11:11am

I didn't get any books but i did get a bunch of gift cards, which I of course had to spend all at once. Here's what i've bought:

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson
City of Bones by Martha Wells
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton
Tales of Beedle the Bard

I'm new to the group so hello everyone! Cheers.

31gracemcclain
Jan 17, 2009, 3:20pm

b00kw0rm007: I will NEVER stop singing the praises of The Devil in the White City. I read it a couple years ago and still suggest it to people that are interested in a really good story. Enjoy!

33leelee4571
Jan 28, 2009, 6:53pm

Welcome to the group. Neverwhere is a great book - I actually feel jealous that you've got it still to read. If you like Neil Gaiman, go for American Gods next. Enjoy.

34jsherri
Jan 28, 2009, 7:58pm

Thanks, I actually just finished reading American Gods and really liked it. I don't know how I have gone so long without reading Neil Gaiman.

35TheOnlyMe
Jan 28, 2009, 10:37pm

I didn't get any books for Christmas. I didn't get a B&N giftcard either. I could always count on my dad for that sort of stuff but the last few years, he's been, umm, lax on that front.

I envy all your new reading everyone! Good luck getting to it all hehe

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