This will be my last post for a week or so. (Really, this time I mean it.) If Christmas is your thing, I hope you had a good one. I know that the spirit of Christmas is supposed to be about love and giving and stuff, but really, for me, it's about books. Not necessarily a lot of books, but for me it's not Christmas without at least a couple of things to read. And not professional stuff, either. That'll be waiting for me when I get back to work. This is a holiday, dammit, and I'm going to read what I want to read.
So, here's a challenge to whatever music bloggers or litbloggers or academic bloggers might still be trawling the blogosphere in these quiet days. What books did you get/were you given this month? This is my own haul of Christmas book swag:
- American Elf Sketchbook Diaries, Volume 2, by James Kochalka (my favorite comix evar)
- Pierre Bayard, How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read
- Jo Walton, Farthing
- Neil Stephenson, Quicksilver
- John Crowley, Little, Big
The last three obviously cater to my SF/fantasy jones. (How about this for a better term of literary genre: Geek Fiction, or GF). This is all I really wanted for Christmas.
Well, also a hat.