1.04.2011

Books for Christmas!

I know I am about two weeks overdue on this post, but we all know how busy this time of the year can be - family commitments, vacations, shopping - all that good stuff. Anyhow, I got two fabulous books that I had on my Christmas list from my lovely sister: 1001 Books to Read Before You Die and Audry Niffenegger's The Midnight Book Mobile. Both are new, which is exciting for me since I buy almost all of my books used.


I'm super excited about 1001 books because it's basically a Bible of books. Each of the books featured on the list are included in this book, as well as interesting photos and critical insight.


Each title is listed in chronological order, from earliest publication year to the latest. I was also lucky enough to get the revised and updated 2010 edition.


I couldn't be more pleased. I'm sure I will discover many wonderful new authors this year.

14 comments:

  1. Becky, I know I'm still excited about it!

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  2. Very nice! I look forward to hearing about some new authors/books you find

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  3. Happy New Year, Brenna! And Oh NO! 1001 books to read before you die? You better get a library card!

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  4. Aren't siblings the greatest?! It's funny because I saw someone's post about The Night Bookmobile yesterday and had almost convinced myself that I had to have it; this post is a sign! Ha. Looking forward to all the reviews you'll produce as you move through the 1001!

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  5. What great presents! Both are on my list of books I must get my hands on ASAP! Enjoy them both!!

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  6. I really liked The Midnight Book Mobile, and could relate to the protagonist so much it almost worried me :P 1001 Books... sounds like an excellent source of recommendations! Enjoy :)

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  7. Beth, I'm so excited for it! I'm trying to hold off but I think I'll read it in the next day or two.

    Nymeth, I can't wait!

    Bybee, Do you have an earlier edition?

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  8. Very cool books! I've not read either of them yet.

    Is it bad that in that second photo, I looked at the photo of the author with the typewriter and went, "oh, I that's Sagan!" without looking to see the book's title! lol.

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  9. Congrats! That looks like an awesome book to own!

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  10. tediousandbreif - I did the same thing with Sagan! I love her :)

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  11. Yay, you got it! I love my copy so much.

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  12. Avid Reader, I know I'm so happy to have it!

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