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#206726 - Sat Dec 27 2003 06:24 PM Christmas Presents
A Member Offline

Registered: Fri Nov 23 2001
Posts: 3082
Well my christmas stocking was well stacked - My usual Trivia/Quiz Books for the collection plus "The Essential Spike Milligan" and the "Autobiography of Martin Johnson".
What did you receive?

#206727 - Sat Dec 27 2003 11:53 PM Re: Christmas Presents
lothruin Offline

Registered: Wed Nov 12 2003
Posts: 2165
Loc: Nebraska USA
I got a copy of an edition of Little Women which I had as a little girl. Somewhere during our childhood, the copy which had been given to my little sister and I drifted off, so my little sister, thinking it especially appropriate now that I have a daughter of my own, found a copy of the same edition. My husband and I each got a $25 gift card to Barnes and Nobel book store. AND, my daughter was given copies of several Dr. Suess books, including One Fish, Two Fish. (One Fish Two Fish is one of my favorites, and one I didn't have among the dozen or so on the bookshelves, so Grandma and Grandpa made sure my daughter got a copy of it.)
Goodbye Ruth & Betty, my beautiful grandmothers.
Betty Kuzara 1921 - April 5, 2008
Ruth Kellison 1925 - Dec 27, 2007

#206728 - Sun Dec 28 2003 01:54 AM Re: Christmas Presents
ren33 Offline

Registered: Thu Sep 30 1999
Posts: 12130
Loc: Fanling
  Hong Kong      
I suppose you can count this as a gift . I went to an incredibly cheap warehouse sale just before Christmas, and bought several books as presents, mainly for children. I treated myself to two books as well:
A History of London by Stephen Inwood
Fragrant Harbour by John Lanchester
Both great. Thanks Ren.
Wandering aimlessly through FT since 1999.

#206729 - Sun Dec 28 2003 05:20 AM Re: Christmas Presents
MotherGoose Offline

Registered: Mon Apr 22 2002
Posts: 4678
Loc: Western Australia
I received the following:

"Blowfly" (by Patricia Cornwell)

"Death’s Acre" (Bill Bass & Jon Jefferson)- the true story of "The Body Farm", made famous by Patricia Cornwell's book of the same name.

"The Touch" (by Colleen McCullough)

"Eats, Shoots and Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation" (by Lynne Truss) - a humorous look at the basics of punctuation (the perfect gift for a FunTrivia Literature editor).
Don't say "I can't" ... say " I haven't learned how, yet." (Reg Bolton)

#206730 - Sun Dec 28 2003 05:25 AM Re: Christmas Presents
MotherGoose Offline

Registered: Mon Apr 22 2002
Posts: 4678
Loc: Western Australia
While on the subject of books, I have to brag about my excellent bargain. My friend is an aircraft fanatic, as well as a book-lover. I found an Encyclopaedia of Aircraft (new) for $35 in a clearance sale. The recommended retail price is $209. The local second-hand bookstore has a second-hand copy (in excellent condition) for $150. Good bargain, huh? My friend was thrilled with his Christmas present.
Don't say "I can't" ... say " I haven't learned how, yet." (Reg Bolton)

#206731 - Sun Dec 28 2003 06:00 AM Re: Christmas Presents
tjoebigham Offline

Registered: Sat Dec 25 1999
Posts: 2824
Loc: Fairhaven Massachusetts USA   
The 3 books I got this Xmas were Goethe's "Faust", the Oxford Dictionary of Allusions and "I Can't Go On, I'll Go On: A Samuel Beckett Reader". All trade paperbacks.

Terry Bigham

#206732 - Sun Dec 28 2003 06:26 AM Re: Christmas Presents
JuniorTheJaws Offline
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Registered: Sun Sep 09 2001
Posts: 5400
Loc: South Philadelphia PA USA    
I got a book about English Castles..excellent narrative.

Agnes (JTJ)
Agnes (JTJ) "Whoever said, "Diamonds are a girl's best friend", never had a dog." --Anonymous

#206733 - Mon Dec 29 2003 11:31 AM Re: Christmas Presents
Mysterious_Misty Offline

Registered: Fri Jan 25 2002
Posts: 293
My stocking sure was stuffed...I think I'll leave off the authors for convenience.

Cry, the Beloved Country
Forbidden City
Witch Child
Brides of Eden (true story concerning how a religious cult came to be. Quite scary!)
One-Eyed Cat (children/young adult literature, but it's won tons of awards and is by one of my favorite authors, so I had to check it out.)
Mary, Queen of Scots (fascinating )

Needless to say I'm in heaven at the moment!
"It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets." -- Voltaire

#206734 - Mon Dec 29 2003 01:13 PM Re: Christmas Presents
sebastiancat Offline

Registered: Thu Sep 05 2002
Posts: 527
Loc: Philadelphia Pennsylvania USA
Santa (and my husband) were exceptionally good to me this year. I got a coffee table book about Dragons, Good Fairies/Bad Fairies and a whole slew of fiction/non-fiction books that should keep me occupied for a few weeks!
'Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore?---Henry Ward Beecher


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