My family rarely buys me books. Gift cards, yes...but not books. However, since Christmas morning doesn't seem complete without new books to peruse, I did offer a suggestion or two. On Christmas morning, I found Wally Lamb's new book, The Hour I First Believed and The Home-Maker by Dorothy Canfield Fisher under the tree. There was also a journal and a small book of wildflowers bookmarks.
Wally Lamb is a master storyteller. Both She's Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True kept me reading into the early morning hours and, judging from the first chapter, his latest book will do the same. The Home-Maker looked interesting when I read about it in the Persephone catalog and it's also gotten positive reviews from some book bloggers. The journal will be used for reading notes. I've decided to be more organized when it comes to jotting down thoughts and quotes as I am reading. The bookmarks are lovely and I can never have too many of them. After buying so many books as holiday gifts, I was very happy to receive some myself!