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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Waiting On My Bookshelf

One of the most anticipated, and very best, parts of Christmas for me, is the anticipation of new reading material. For as long as I can remember (and that's a very long time) books have been high on my Wish List. As you know I love to read. I always have a considerably long list of books I'm looking forward to. Many have been recommended by friends, some recommended by my good friend Amazon, some are the result of reviews I've read, etc. But there is ALWAYS a list. I don't think I'll live long enough to ever reach the end of said list...
Several friends and I exchange books as gifts, and my children know if they are ever stuck for a gift idea a gift card for a bookstore is always a good choice. Although hubby does not read as much as I, he does enjoy a book or two for winter reading so I often choose one for him that I'd like to read too. (Sneaky, yes I know!)
This year, I even picked up a few secondhand books at Value Village just to be sure I have lots of choices on hand. (wink) Because a full donation card afforded me a 30% discount plus I had a "Free Book" card as well, I figured what better time to check out their fiction section and I did find a few to bring home... The Red Tent, The Deep End of the Ocean and  The Hatbox Letters. (Anyone read any of these? Your thoughts?)  New York was my freebie; I've read it before, but want to enjoy it again. (Love love love Rutherford's writing!) The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry is a loaner from a friend, Truth and Honour is hubby's new read, and Victoria was a gift. So, I'd say I'm good for a while... aaaand I have a few Indigo gift cards when I finish these... Now, which shall I start first?
Did you get any new books for Christmas?

Peace,
Linda

"Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and in all the nooks" ~ Dr. Seuss

6 comments:

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

No new books for Christmas but I've been reading the cozy mysteries by Lynn Cahoon from our library on my Kobo. I often have to place them on hold and of course 2 came free on Christmas Day so I've been relaxing and reading. I saw the Red Tent as a movie on TV and it was very good, I'm sure the book has more detail.
Enjoy your books Linda, and best wishes for 2017!

Vee said...

Not a one, but I gave seven!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Books are great gifts to a reader. I ALWAYS include books in gifts to children. A gift book exchange would be great! I take books I have read to exchange at the VA hospital when we visit. Mostly I leave them but often find one to take back too.
Happy New Year,
xx, Carol

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I don't have any new books but I've started reading the Rhys Bowen spy series and I'm loving it! I've read a few in your stack and would love to read Victoria. New York is a favorite...hubby and I both read it! I'm sure I would get a lot out of reading it again. ENJOY!

HollyM said...

I've been a reader for as long as I remember. I loved the bookmobile!
I've read the Red Tent and the Hatbox Letters. It's been a while but I do remember they were both good.

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Wishing you and yours a very happy new year 2017! ♥

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