Books for Christmas

I hope you all had a great Christmas and were able to do some relaxing.  My Christmas went very well, even if we didn’t get to sleep much Christmas night because of the baby.  Anyhow, I have a question for everyone.  Did anyone get any cool books for Christmas? I got a few books for Christmas.

At the top of the list was Good Omens, by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.  I have been itching to read this for quite some time, as Pratchett and Gaiman are currently two of my favorite authors.   I also received The Complete Peanuts: 1961-1962.  For those not aware, Fantagraphics is publishing every Peanuts comic strip ever created, in two year increments.  I have all the other years so far, so this was a nice gift.  Finally, I received Sidescrollers, a graphic novel I wanted since I read a preview online.

Anyhow, I’m always excited to get books for Christmas.  Now, I just have to find the time to read them. 🙂

8 thoughts on “Books for Christmas

  1. I got Cook With Jamie, the cookery book, but no fiction. Mind you, I did get Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman out of the library! I am a big Neil Gaiman fan so I will be interested to hear what you make of Good Omens. Anansi Boys is next on my to-read list so hopefully I will be posting on that soon.

    I’m glad you had a Happy Christmas! It all seems to enter a new stratosphere of stress with a baby but it is so cute watching them “open” their presents.

  2. I’m so jealous about the Peanuts books. Schultz did such fine work in those early years. I simply can’t justify buying them for myself. Maybe someday. Enjoy Good Omens. It’s an interesting collaboration, and I’d like to hear your thoughts on it. Before reading it I had read nearly everything Pratchett wrote, but nothing of Gaiman. I have since covered most of Gaiman. Both of them are just fantastic. While I was reading it I was just enjoying it, but I periodically find myself wondering now which parts were Pratchett’s and which were Gaiman’s.

  3. When Loki and I went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last month, I saw a copy of the book of poetry John Lennon wrote. I turned to him and said, “I’ve been searching a long time for a copy of that book.”

    You can imagine my complete and utter surprise when I opened that present. 🙂

  4. Surprisingly, this was the first Christmas that I didn’t receive a book. I’m not complaining, I have many unread books on my bookshelf and maybe that’s why no one worried about adding to them this year.

    I’m so glad you had a good Christmas. I hope 2007 will be a great year for you and your family.

  5. Caveblogem – I’m lucky the publish dates of the books line up nicely with my birthday and Christmas 🙂

    Paperback Writer – that’s great! It’s always nice when people recognice our “hints”

    Karen – I know what you mean about having unread books

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