Wednesday, December 27, 2017

XMAS BOOKS

This was our holiday haul. How about you?

Lincoln at the Bardo, George Saunders
Prairie Fires, The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder, Caroline Frasier
Leonardo Da Vinci, Walter Isaacson
Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich, Norman Ohler
Young Man with a Horn, Dorothy Baker
In Love, Alfred Hayes
Book Lust, Nancy Pearl
Manhattan Beach, Jennifer Egan

15 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Nice haul there, Patti! I hope you'll enjoy them.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Nice group. I did buy a couple of things for the Kindle that I couldn't get at the library.

George said...

I'm with Margot: nice haul!

Diane and I decided to go with music for Christmas. Her favorite CD gift was Echo In The Valley by Bela Fleck/Abigail Washburn. I'm enjoying JUPITER CALLING by The Corrs.

It's 6 degrees here (-7 windchill). Great weather for reading and listening to music!

pattinase (abbott) said...

It's one degree here and shows no sign of letting up. My huge windows are shaking in fear.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Didn't get any books this year. Got a few movies and a sweater. Up to 2 degrees. Wish I could stay in all day but I have a Dr. appt. so I have to go out.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Phil has been out twice already. To the gym at 6:30 and then just now to send pkgs to Megan that she didn't want to carry. He suffers from cabin fever more than me.

George said...

I am the opposite of Phil. I could hunker down for the whole Winter if I had enough books, Blu-rays, and music CDs. Generally, I only go out in this kind of weather to snowblow the driveway and sidewlks. And to go to the pool to frolic in the water.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

It's 22 here but tomorrow will be zero wind chill. Sadly, it doesn't look any better for the next week at least. At the moment it appears (please keep your fingers crossed) that the weekend snow will be mostly out to sea. 11 days until we head south for 10 weeks. We've caught up with doctors and dentist and car stuff, but Jackie still has to get her hair done because she still can't hold a hair dryer since the hand surgery.

I give Phil all credit. I'm like him. Too long indoors and I need to get out.

Rick Robinson said...

I got another of the MX Sherlock Holmes story collections (I now have all but 1 of them), the Wildwood trilogy, and one of the British Classics Library books, which one slips my mind. I'm afraid Barbara decided I needed clothes this year, instead of books (drat).

We have freezing rain here, but I have to go out to the eye doctor in an hour, so the roads better clear up, or else :-) I don't like driving in icy conditions. Right now I'm working on four short story collections, so it will be a while before I can get to any of the Christmas books.

Charles Gramlich said...

I posted some on FB about my haul. Some really nice pulp stuff

Rick Robinson said...

Charles, and for those of us without Facebook? Should we guess, or maybe you could tell us?

Yvette said...

I'll be doing some book buying in January. The Leonardo DaVinci book for sure. I only got one book as a present (yeah, I know - what's up with that?) from friends: CHURCHILL A Study in Failure 1900 - 1939 by Robert Rhodes James. I have several Churchill books (he is a hero of mine) but not this one.

I have BOOK LUST and MORE BOOK LUST by Nancy Pearl. EXCELLENT sources if you don't know what to read next. I've read many of her recommendations and enjoyed most of them. I love how much Nancy loves reading and recommending.

Todd Mason said...

Back in your homeland, Patti, it's floating around the low teens to the upper 20s F, but we've gotten essentially no snow (predicted a bit tomorrow).

How do you find Saunders?

pattinase (abbott) said...

Much colder here. Phil is reading it. I am not much of a Sanders fan.

Todd Mason said...

I agree with you about Saunders.