28 December 2006

Third Thursday Thirteen

Herewith, for Thursday Thirteen - thirteen books received for Christmas - by the three of us, not just me. There are others - these are just the thirteen presently near to hand.

  1. A Stew or a Story (M.F.K. Fisher) - collected short pieces
  2. Book of Longing (Leonard Cohen) - poetry
  3. Decca: The Letters of Jessica Mitford
  4. Dirty Sugar Cookies (Ayun Halliday)
  5. English as She is Spoke (José da Fonseca and Pedro Carolino) - hysterical!
  6. Little Tree (e.e. cummings/Chris Raschko)
  7. Olivia’s Opposites (Ian Falconer)
  8. Pete's a Pizza (William Steig) - which I have already read to Miss M. three times today
  9. The Omnivore's Dilemma (Michael Pollan) – 2 copies, oops, my sister's getting one back for her birthday
  10. The Reluctant Dragon (Kenneth Grahame)
  11. The Snowy Day (Ezra Jack Keats)
  12. There’s a Monster in My Backpack (Lisa Moser) – thanks to Mother Reader who reviewed this a month or so ago - it sounded charming, and it is.
  13. Wondrous Strange: the life and art of Glenn Gould (Kevin Bazzana)
Other books include The Twelve Dogs of Christmas, a cookbook by Donna Hay, Turn Turn Turn (an illustrated copy of the psalm with a CD of Pete Seeger singing the song) and a book of homophones written and printed by my sister-in-law.

Is there a theme here? Kids books, food books, word books, art and music books.

7 comments:

Andrea said...

I'm sad, I didn't get any books for the holiday. Thank goodness my Zooba books ship this week.

Happy New Year

and

Happy TT

Mine are up :)

amy said...

I love to hear about books..Thanks for sharing..will researche them

Magpie said...

I'll try to edit the post and get more links in :)

Caylynn said...

Books are wonderful gifts. :) I also received some for Christmas. Enjoy reading them! :)

Sparky Duck said...

good thing about books for gifts, they are like gifts for the whole family

GuusjeM said...

M.K. Fisher is a wonderful writer - and I love Pete Seeger too! I buy my own books at Christmas - I have so many that folks don't know what to get me any more. Luckily Phillipa Gregory just came out with a new one. Merry Christmas to me!

Cin said...

What a great list of books! I've read some of the short pieces in A Stew or A Story, but haven't had a chance to indulge in the whole thing - I suspect you'll really enjoy it.

My 13 is up as well.

Cheers!