Friday, January 2, 2009

A Bibliophile Christmas

So here's my haul from Santa.

Novels, nonfiction, manga, graphic novels- it's all here.

Some highlights:

Book of Ruth and Esther- from Pocket Canons 10-copy Boxed Set- Second Series, Books from the Bible. This is a quarter-sized slipcased set of 10 mini books, each covering a different book of the Bible and introduced by a different writer, artist or religious figure. The set I bought at a used bookstore was missing the tiny Book of Ruth and Esther. My husband found it for me online!

Black Jack, volume 1, by Osamu Tezuka. A recently-released series by the father of manga.

Kristin Lavransdatter, by Sigrid Unset. An epic life story of a fictional Scandinavian woman.

2666, by Roberto Bolano. An irresistable-looking literary thriller from Spain.

The Master and Margarita- the graphic novel version of Mikhail Bulgakov's classic fantasy. Very hard to find!

Small Endearments, by Sandi Fox. A lovely history of children's doll quilts- an interest of mine.

What It Is, by Lynda Barry. The latest by one of the queens of comics.

The Art of the Russian Matroyshka and The Art of the Creche. Two picture-book histories of two things that I collect and enjoy.

I think 2009 is going to be fun!