Books I gave, books I got

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?


1 thought on “Books I gave, books I got”

  1. I received:

    Into the Wild (from my lovely, lovely wife)
    Last Chance to See (Douglas Adams nonfiction)

    I (my wife and I) gave:

    Making Vintage Bags
    Some highly recommended photography business book
    Some highly recommended wedding book
    A bunch of books for young children
    Multiple Blessings
    Batman: The Long Halloween
    50/50: Secrets I Learned Running 50 Marathons in 50 Days
    Mere Christianity


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