My Gift Books – 2013 Edition

Over here, we are a family of wild readers. So it’s no surprise that books play a big part in our gift-giving every year.

Here’s a peek at the titles under our tree this year:

Books given:

BM5-400doctor who

My husband
Brain Movies Volume 5: The Original Teleplays of Harlan Ellison
Doctor Who: Essential Guide to 50 Years of Doctor Who (terribly backordered, so not here yet 😦 ) 


Our 18 year-old daughter
Sandman, Vol. 10


Our 11 year-old son
Black Cat, Vol. 1-4



My dad
Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years, Vol. 1

fairy catalogueMy six year-old niece
The Fairy Catalogue
(thanks, Myra @Gathering Books! 🙂 )

canadiensFamily friend
The Montreal Canadiens: 100 Years of Glory
(actually still under our tree, but he doesn’t read the blog)

Books I received:


From my (awesome) husband
Hocus Pocus – Franklin Library Signed First Edition
Yes, SIGNED by Kurt Vonnegut!!!


also from my husband
Players: The Mysterious Identity of William Shakespeare


From my parents
Now We Are Six
(1950 reprinted edition)

damned bookI also received a host of book-related gifts (as usual), including some card catalog note cards, a Jane Austen quote shirt, and this Evil Dead/Necronomicon shirt from my daughter. She also got my husband the same shirt, and because I saw it on her Etsy favorites list, we got one for her…we all laughed about that 🙂

4 thoughts on “My Gift Books – 2013 Edition

  1. I love that books and reading are a center of the “giving” in our house, too. Every one of us got a book of some sort — just like your family — and a tradition from my wife to me every year is the Best Non-Required Reading collection (culled and curated by high school students, under witty guidance of Dave Eggers and Valencia 826). Books are gifts that last, physically, mentally and emotionally (if the right book).
    Take care
    PS — I am commenting here as part of my 50 comments at 50 blogs over 50 days for the #nerdlution, so thank you for writing and sharing today.

    1. How could I have several quarterly McSweeney’s and other assorted bits and NOT have heard of The Best Non-Required Reading Collection?!? You, sir, have determined the destination of some of my Christmas money! Thanks–truly! 🙂

      Also, what a cool #nerdlution goal! I may have to adopt it for #nerdlution2: electric boogaloo….

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