Merry Christmas, dear reader.
Books I received as gifts:
Best American Short Stories 2008 guest edited by Salman Rushdie
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien
Books I gave as Christmas gifts:
Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
American Gods by Neil Gaiman
The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks
1957 by Pradt & Dexter
1954 by Pradt & Dexter
21 Dirty Trick at Work by Phipps & Gautrey
Multiple Blessings by Jon & Kate Gosselin
The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King on audio book
Barrelhouse Magazine – Roller Derby edition (for my wife)
I’ve never owned my own copy of O’Brien’s book, though I’ve read it, and will enjoy having a copy I can annotate at my leisure. As for the latest Best American edition, I’m excited to see some great writers: T.C. Boyle, Alice Munro, Toby Wolff, Nicole Krauss, Jonathan Lethem, and – hooray, hooray! – Kevin Brockmeier. This last author’s story is tops to be read first.
What books did you give / did you receive for Christmas?