I apologize to anyone who doesn't participate in the frenzy of gift-giving on or around the twenty-fifth day of December every year. I don't mean to marginalize you or ignore you, but today I'm going to post about giving and receiving books for Christmas.
Because giving and receiving books as gifts at any time of the year is fabulous, and I exhort all of you to do it as much as possible! And also because I'm still in that happy post-holiday glow and I don't want to write a post about technique or craft or any of that serious stuff! So let's just cut the crap and get to it:
What's the coolest book you gave/got for Christmas this year?
I'll start: Mighty Reader wanted Salman Rushdie's new novel Luka and the Fire of Life and so I bought it for her. I wanted the Everyman's Library edition of Samuel Beckett's Molloy, Malone Dies and The Unnamable trilogy, so she bought it for me. Yay, modernism! She also got me a cool non-fiction book about eels because, you know, eels.