Wednesday, December 28, 2011

All I Got For Christmas Was....

In the weeks that led up to Christmas, Danya at A Tapestry of Words asked us each week to list items that were on our Christmas Wish Lists. I didn't keep up with that as well as I planned this year, but I am going to let you know what all I got from Santa (and his helpers) this year. Christmas won't be officially over at my house for another nine days--my blogworld Secret Santa sent me a "Twelve Days of Christmas" gift pack that I still have nine days worth of presents to open. But, I'm covering that with separate posts, so here's all my other Literary Christmas Loot for 2011.

1. Make Death Love Me by Ruth Rendell. My boss surprised me with a first edition, hard-back, dust-jacketed copy of this early book by Rendell
. Woo Hoo!

From Santa's Helper #1 (also known as the Hubby):
2. Murder Within Murder by Frances &
Richard Lockridge. A snazzy hardback copy of this vintage mystery. I love the imprint of the various weapons on the cover.

3. A Key to Death by the Lockridges. Two vintage mysteries by this awesome husband/wife writing team. (The hubby scored major points this yea

4. Words for Murder Perhaps by Edward Candy. An academic mystery! I love those.

5. Star Trek & Philosophy: The Wrath of Kant by Jason T Eberl & Kevin S Decker (eds). This, I think, is the only way to do philosophy--mixed with Star Trek.

6. The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz. A new Sherlock Holmes mystery (it's amazing how many stories have been "discovered" since Dr. Watson laid down his pen).

7. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. I love Barnes. Couldn't wait to get my hands on this one.

8. 11/22/63 by Stephen King. My first King novel ever. But who could resist a time-travel book to save JFK?

From Santa's Helpers #2 & #3 (Mom & Dad)
A five-book pack of Phryne Fisher novels by Kerry Greenwood! Love me some Phryne Fisher!
Urn Burial
Death at Victoria Dock

Raisins & Almonds

Away with the Fairies
Murder on a Midsummer Night

For a grand total of 13 books for Christmas! And...if that's not mother-in-law is currently in Florida visiting her sister. Who apparently lives in a town with an awesome used bookstore. And they went yesterday, armed with a partial list of my TBO Wishlist (To Be Owned). And Mom H is bringing me home 40-plus books. Yes. My Literary Christmas Cup runneth over.


Peggy@Peggy Ann's Post said...

Wow what a wonderful Christmas you had!

The Cozy Mystery Journal said...

I can't wait to see what you think of 11/22/63. I really wanted this from Santa, but alas I will be going out to buy my own copy. :)

danya said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas for books this year! Awesome to see that you got some from your wishlist, including the Sherlock Holmes adventure and the Stephen King book you were hoping for. Hope you enjoy, and thanks for joining in with the meme in the 2011 holiday season! :)