A pile of new books, 2017 edition

A stack of nine books received for Christmas 2016.

My personal library did well this holiday season, thanks in large part to my husband buying up half my Amazon wish list.  I also just received my much-anticipated, limited-edition, signed copy of Miniatures: The Very Short Fiction of John Scalzi, but that didn’t make it into the Christmas-gift pile because I pre-ordered it for myself back in July.

(Side note: In unintentional preparation for reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, I’m currently re-watching the A&E miniseries version of Pride and Prejudice, and it is delightful.)

What are you looking forward to reading next?

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New books for my toddler, too

Five kids' books, including Made by Raffi.I wasn’t the only one to unwrap a bunch of new books for Christmas.  Shown above are only about 1/3 of the books Little Boy received—the rest were already scattered around the house and car by the time I thought of taking a picture.  You might recognize that the second book is the classic The Polar Express, lovingly selected by my husband, who has fond memories of its magic.

And look!  Santa brought Little Boy his very own copy of Made by Raffi, which, as you may or may not recall, I reviewed on here a while back.  It is positive, colorful and—in what is a definite plus when you’re giving a book over to a toddler—doesn’t have a dust cover.

A pile of new books

A stack of nine books.

I got a whole pile of new books for Christmas—hooray!  The stack of “books to read” on my nightstand, which had gotten dangerously low in recent months, has been replenished.  Even better, these are all books I very much want to read, thanks to proper management of my Amazon wish list over the course of the year.

What are you looking forward to reading next?