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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Booking Through Thursday

Today's Booking Through Thursday looked fun so I'll jump in!

This week's Booking Through Thursday asks the following question:

What books did you get for Christmas (or whichever holiday you may have celebrated last month)?

Do you usually ask for books on gift-giving occasions or do you prefer to buy them yourself?


This year I received a shocking low quantity of three books for Christmas. I don't think that I've ever received less than 5. But apparently I'm becoming harder to shop for in the book department. ;D I do LOVE receiving books, but I admit that it's hard to know what I have and have not read (or own) and might like. The books I DID receive were fabulous and post-Christmas I, well, gifted myself with some titles that I was looking forward to. (I do a really good job gifting myself with books. Are you surprise? Not? What?)

These are the books I did receive:





I can't wait to pounce upon An Experiment in Criticism but in the meantime, this week I've been getting ready for this:

mysterychallenge

And the above mentioned carnival is what I've been gifting myself for. Ready for it? It starts next Tuesday....(or, in my case, it starts Monday)!

9 comments:

Bluestocking said...

I picked my own books. Usually I haven't been asking for books though.

Here is mine

Barbara H. said...

I had not heard of this book by Lewis. Sounds intriguing!

That's one reason I do lists - it would be hard for my family to know what I have or haven't read or want to read.

Jennifer said...

I have never heard of that CS Lewis book, I shall be checking into it.

Susan B. Evans said...

I love getting books as gifts, and usually have a list to give people for special occasions :)

I was a very lucky girl this Christmas! Here is my BTT response.

stephanie@{Olive Tree} said...

I'll be ready to hear what you think of the Sarah Clarkson book!

Elisabeth said...

An Experiment in Criticism is extremely excellent. I hadn't heard of it until my (at the time, future)brother-in-law informed me that I could not read another book until I had finished it.

And as for book gift giving - Silas ALWAYS buys books for any gift he needs to give. He gave me three for Christmas. My parents gave me amazon gift cards for Christmas too - so it's bee a good year for books at the Sniders.

The Wild About Writing Trio said...

Carrie,

I am loving the Comment Challenge 2010. I'm finding so many wonderful new blogs to read. I'm adding you to my follow list.
Your blog is a bounty of book information!

heidenkind said...

CS Lewis is generally pretty good, even though I've only read the Narnia books.

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

I read that Lewis book in college for a program I was in. It isn't your usual Lewis-on-Christianity. It's much more academic in nature. As I recall, my prof was not impressed with my review of the book. ;)

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