In the lead-up to Christmas, this picture gave me a chuckle.
Books are my favourite choice as gifts, and it goes without saying that I love to receive them. So here’s a little inventory of the books I gave and received this Christmas. (I should also point out that I stole this idea for a post from the lovely Sue at Whispering Gums.)
Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life by Graham Nash
My husband and I bought a piece of art from a friend instead of exchanging gifts this year, but I bought this as a gift for him from our son. Last year my husband read and loved Neil Young’s Waging Heavy Peace so I hoped this might also interest him. So far, so good.
We’ve gone pretty crazy for Jake the Dog and Finn the Human in our house, and the entire back story is essential reading for my seven year old son.
The Golden Age by Joan London
I saw this book on so many end of year best-ofs I thought it must be something really special, so I bought it for my mum, who is a former English teacher and very discerning reader. I’ve chosen it as my book club pick for January so am looking forward to reading it myself.
I chose this for my teenage niece – what’s not to love about photographs of puppies frolicking in swimming pools?
Wonderbook by Jeff VanderMeer
This was the gift my husband chose for our son to give to me. It is a beautiful illustrated guide to the craft of writing speculative fiction and I can’t wait to read it.
Your turn: What books did you give and receive this year?