Books Christmas 09: Giving and Receiving***

Wordamour tries to do her part each holiday season to serve as a one woman stimulus package for the publishing industry.  Here’s a peek at books I gave and books I received this Christmas


Everything I Needed to Know I Learned From Children’s Books by Anita Silvey A charmer. Lots of notables weigh in.

How to Do Biography Writing a biography is definitely in the “someday” category for me; after all, they are often my favorite reads.

Eat this, Not That
The skinny, pun intended, on what’s good to eat and what’s not.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society A wonderful book.

I also got a $50 Barnes and Noble card in November as part of an award and promptly “gave” myself some books, namely:

Handmade Home by Amanda Blake Soule (author of the SouleMama blog and of The Creative Family).

Blogging Bliss by Tara Frey Nice ideas, great eye candy.

Kneadlessly Simple by Nancy Baggett Can’t wait to try the foccacia.

The Last 100 Days by John Toland  Last 100 days of WWII in Europe. This is out of print, I’m currently knee deep in it, for my NaNoWriMo novel.


Everwood by Neil Schusterman–The sequel to Everlost my 13 year old was pining for.

Pop by Gordan Karman.  I even got it signed.  For the above 13 year old.

Odd And the Frost Giants-by Neil Gaiman  Upon finishing The Graveyard Book together, my nine year old wondered, “What else has Neil Gaiman written?” I know–out of the mouths of babes.

That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo  For my husband, a big Russo fan. Signed.

Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper. Also for my husband, who blogged about it on his blog, here.

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Engine by Virginia Lee Burton  For a certain four year old who’s a big machinery–and Burton–fan. Gotta love a classic like this one.

The Big Book of Goldenbook Stories For the Burton fan’s sister, a certain  flaxen haired two-year- old who longs to be Ariel but looks more like Cinderella.

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running: Haruki Murakami For my marathoning husband.

**Yes, I’ve been MIA for a couple of months.  Long couple of months, long story, nothing serious, but I’m back and have many posts in the hopper. Thanks for your patience.

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