Thank you to my FIL for this:
There is nothing I like more than a Barnes and Noble giftcard!
From my husband I got:
In The Wordy Shipmates, Sarah Vowell travels once again through America's past, this time to seventeenth-century New England. From the British Library to the Mohegan Sun casino, from the nation's first synagogue to a Mayflower waterslide, Vowell studies the Puritan effect and finds their beliefs about church and state more interesting than their buckles-and-corn reputation would suggest.
An atlas you ask? Because we are getting ready to take a major road trip in the spring and I want to be prepared!
Finally, I bought myself this:
In the opening pages of Jamie Ford’s stunning debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Henry Lee comes upon a crowd gathered outside the Panama Hotel, once the gateway to Seattle’s Japantown. It has been boarded up for decades, but now the new owner has made an incredible discovery: the belongings of Japanese families, left when they were rounded up and sent to internment camps during World War II.
This book has intrigued me since it was first published. I thought if I finally had it on my shelf I might be motivated to read it.
It was a great birthday!
Now, I need to go have some cake for breakfast!