Monday, December 21, 2009

Birthday Book Bling

Ok, I didn’t really get any bling, but I got books, and in my household, books are a lot more important than bling.

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!


A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Wow, this is a great birthday indeed! Enjoy your bookish gifts.

Nicole Marsh said...

Happy Birthday! I have read the book, "Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet" and I really enjoyed it! I hope you like it.

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Amused said...

Happy Birthday! I can't wait to read what you think of 'Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet'.