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Subject: anybody receive books as Christmas presents.
Date Posted: 12/25/2015 12:45 PM ET
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I did not. I did give a book . It was We are our Mothers' Daughters by Cokie Roberts. gave it to the woman who does my income taxes each year. I think she will like it.

Date Posted: 12/25/2015 3:49 PM ET
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I gave my book reading/swapping neighbor a copy of Six and a Half Deadly Sins (Dr. Siri Paiboun #10) . We love this series and were waiting for this book patiently, so I hurried it up by just giving it to her for Christmas.  Now, talking about it, I feel a little selfish!  


Date Posted: 12/25/2015 6:09 PM ET
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Love Dr Siri too.  And you might like Martin Walker's Bruno series, though it's more uneven than Cotterill's.

This year I gave my brother the latest Angus Douglas book, the King's Assassin (historical hiction) that I had to order from the UK and I gave my SIL all 5 books in Verlaque and Bonnett art related mystery series. 

Date Posted: 12/25/2015 7:52 PM ET
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I gave several people copies of Conversations with Spirits by E.O. Higgins. It's a book I love and I've become friends with the author, so I'm doing my part to get people reading.

So far I've gotten two books, Dexter is Dead and The Walking Dead Pop-Up book. We're having our family celebration tomorrow as my boys spent today with their in-laws. Both sets of in-laws are a little more rigid about holiday than we are, so we've made sure to be completely flexible. I'm pretty sure there will be at least one more book under the tree for me.

Date Posted: 12/25/2015 9:40 PM ET
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Reacher,   Thanks for the rec.   


Date Posted: 12/27/2015 1:30 PM ET
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I gave my son the next two books in a sci-fi series called "The Destroyermen", which he likes.  I received  cookbook from my daughter, carefully selected in a San Francisco cookbook shop.  The Homemade Kitchen by Alana Chernila, with recipes that I'll actually try out.

Oh, and an adult coloring book with birds!  A stress-buster for me, for sure.

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Date Posted: 12/27/2015 2:43 PM ET
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Received a cookbook for wild game from an exclusive restraurant which will be purused for the recipes we want to try.  Both my husband and I hunt every fall.

Also gave nearly everyone in my family a book or more.  There are two exceptions.  One is a series I cam collecting for a daughter whose birthday is in January and the other daughter has four young children so her reading is devoted to children's books when she puts them to bed at night!  I remember those days from when our daughters were young.  In addition, I sent books to a sister, two nieces and a good friend.  

Date Posted: 12/28/2015 2:41 PM ET
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I got a bunch of books. Two books about drought-tolerant plants and landscaping; Sheri S. Tepper's Fish Tails (SF/fantasy), Barbara Hambly's Darkness on His Bones (Horror/fantasy), and Douglas Nicholas The Wicked and Throne of Darkness (fantasy). I just read and loved, loved, loved Nicholas' first in this series - Something Red - and cannot wait to read these.

Date Posted: 12/28/2015 5:01 PM ET
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I gave my son a Chaplin book that he had been wanting for his collection. And I received a Fire so I have downloaded a bunch of free books with my Amazon Prime membership and from the library.

Date Posted: 1/1/2016 11:43 AM ET
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I gave a couple of big, specialized fancy atlases, but my friends who read, read so much I'm hesitant to get them books because they've usually already read or own it. And people say the same about me.....

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Date Posted: 1/2/2016 2:56 AM ET
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My DH and DD got me 9 books towards a collection I was working on. I have been on the lookout for a certain collectors binding of the Agatha Christie books for a long time. Over the years I have only found four of the books at USBs or library sales. Now, we have a used book store chain in our area called 2nd and Charles and they had most of the collection. DH and DD each got me a few and I went back after Christmas and picked up 5 more. DH built me a really nice book case and the new books look great on it. 

I read something on FB about narrowing down presents to 4 categories. Something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read. I thought it was a good idea and tried to follow it with gifts. So I gave a few books out this year. 

Date Posted: 1/10/2016 7:43 PM ET
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I gave myself 5 audio books from tantor.  I have no one except my daughter who would buy me a gift, and she got me a Keurig.

Judye / maysied