Did you get any books for Christmas?

(54 Posts)
MrsDavidBowie Thu 26-Dec-13 07:21:16

I have a £100 Kindle voucher but ds bought me the new Bill Bryson book...can't wait to get started on that one today.

Deathwatchbeetle Thu 26-Dec-13 09:39:45

I got a trio of Iain Banks - Whit, a Song of Stone, and Espedair Street. However, I have borrowed 2 big books of Terry Pratchet stuff fro my brother (he got the new one - about ??Steam??) So am inpatient to read them first!

I got Goldfinch by Donna Tart, which I'm going to spend today reading in bed. I also got Laidlaw by William McIllvany, which I read many, many years ago, but will enjoy re-reading.

maudpringle Thu 26-Dec-13 18:39:36

Bill Bryson and Tracey Thorne, can't wait to get started

mmack Thu 26-Dec-13 19:05:51

Bill Bryson for me too. Also Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld and The Cry by Helen Fitzgerald. Also DD got the Outsiders by SE Hinton so planning to borrow it some night and have a nostalgic cry.

funambulist Fri 27-Dec-13 16:58:36

I got Goldfinch by Donna Tart as well and An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth. Can't decide which to read first as I'm looking forward to both.

HerrenaHarridan Fri 27-Dec-13 17:05:56

Raising steam by terry prattchet.
On page 55 and desperate for bedtime grin

BsshBossh Fri 27-Dec-13 17:45:57

I got given The Goldfinch. Started it last night and can't put it down. I've been completely sucked in to the narrative and characters.

I also got given Jhumpa Lahiri's The Lowland which hasn't had great reviews but I'll give it a go.

I bought myself Rowling's Casual Vacancy which I'm enjoying as a light read on my Kindle.

SilverApples Fri 27-Dec-13 17:47:31

We always buy each other at least one or two books every Christmas.
That's the whole family, GPs included.
I suppose it's a family tradition.

iwantavuvezela Fri 27-Dec-13 18:10:27

Prodigal by Barbara king solver on by kindle .... Present to myself!

Rosa Fri 27-Dec-13 18:11:46

Cookbooks but I really love a good book at Christmas so am watching to see what you all got and i will purchase for myself!!,

2kidsintow Fri 27-Dec-13 18:14:53

I got the Bill Bryson too. It's MASSIVE. Proving to be very readable so far.

And I got £30 of amazon vouchers which will probably be spent on Kindle books.

Cherrypi Sat 28-Dec-13 10:39:57

I got a hardback of Grimm fairy tales and some river cottage books. I treated myself to S by JJ Abrams. Just waiting for it to be delivered.

I got Tigers in Red Weather as random choice by dh. Halfway through and enjoying it.

WipsGlitter Sat 28-Dec-13 11:18:52

I got the Goldfinch before Christmas. It's taken a while to get into it but am enjoying it now. Also a present to myself!

My sister got me an amazon voucher so will watch with interest.

LadySnapcase Sat 28-Dec-13 11:29:33

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King smile Enjoying it but can't read it when in the house on my own because I'm a wimp. Not as scary as The Shining yet mind.

I bought Raising Steam and am struggling with it to be honest. Love the Discworld stuff but am definitely not feeling this one...very sad.

insancerre Sat 28-Dec-13 11:31:05

I asked for and got Dr Sleep by Stephen King.
I am enjoying it so far.

Jux Sat 28-Dec-13 11:49:12

I got loads, in fact almost all my presents were books! Also, DH gave me a Kindle and my bro gave me an Amazon voucher! Now I come to think of it, the only person who didn't give me book related stuff was dd!

I now have:

Whispers Under Ground, Aaronovitch
The Hydrogen Sonata, Iain M Banks
Two Christopher Brookmyres
Gardens of the Moon, Erikson
Norwegian by Night, Miller

I know nothing of the last two. I have bought a cHarles Stross short story and The Etymologicon, both for my Kindle.

I can't decide whether to get some of my favourite books in Kindle format, or just to get new books for it.

Jux Sat 28-Dec-13 11:52:14

Deathwatch Beetle, Whit is one of my fave books.

LadySnapcase Sat 28-Dec-13 13:02:23

Crap, my copy of Doctor Sleep is faulty! Missing 14 pages in the middle sad There goes my plan for the day...

skolastica Sat 28-Dec-13 13:07:42

The Last Runaway, Tracy Chevalier
- an easy if uninspiring read.

Inconvenient People (Non Fiction). I started it last night.

insancerre Sat 28-Dec-13 13:13:31

ladySnapCase shock

off to check my copy

LadySnapcase Sat 28-Dec-13 13:16:21

insancerre It's weird, there's a second lot of pages 215-230 where 247-260 should be sad

LCHammer Sat 28-Dec-13 13:49:55

The dinner - Herman Koch
The circle - d Eggers
Longbourne

Finished The Goldfinch a few weeks back.

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