Monday, December 6, 2010

Mailbox Monday


Lady Q at Let Them Read Books is the December host of Mailbox Monday.

Just when I was despairing of having no books to list in Mailbox Monday, I got a surprise present from my wonderful husband. He got me a present for becoming an equity partner at my law firm, O'Donnell Clark & Crew (and yes, Steve Crew is a person, "Crew" is not a hip designation for the other lawyers in the firm).

Hubby is really, really good about giving me book sets as gifts.  These are sets that I would not get for myself.  He doesn't mind going back to the same well, and has found me terrific sets of Dickens, Hawthorne, and Twain.

This time around, it is a small but lovely set of P. G. Wodehouse "Autograph Editions."  No, they are not really autographed by my favorite comic author.  But they are beautifully bound editions of some wonderful, very entertaining books.  I can't wait to read and re-read them.



17 comments :

Charlie said...

What a fantastic gift and surprise! Congrats.

Charlie
Bitsy Bling Books

Tribute Books Mama said...

I received for review Out of Touch by Brandon Tietz from the author.

Twenty-four-year-old Aidin, a wealthy socialite and self-proclaimed "club god," lives a magazine life based on decadence and excess that includes drugs, sex, and gourmet food. It's a life based on surfaces in a place where the surface is all that matters. His therapist later describes him as a materialistic drug addict bent on promiscuity with self-esteem and identity issues.One morning, after a night of heavy partying, Aidin awakes completely vacant of any sensation. He can't feel temperature. He can't feel pressure. He can't feel anything. After a near-fatal stint in denial, he seeks the help of Dr. Paradies, a therapist whose methods are far from conventional. She provides him with a new addiction in the form of a life list--a litany of activities to accomplish. As Aidin completes his list, he discovers talents he never knew he possessed, such as the ability to quickly learn new languages, an IQ off the charts, and amazing physical stamina.With these new discoveries, he questions his doctor's intentions. When Aidin digs for the truth, will he slip back into his addictive habits? Or is there truly a conspiracy underway, as he suspects? The answer forces him to make a life-altering decision.

Shelley said...

Congratulations! What a lovely book set. I can't believe I haven't read Wodehouse yet.

Wendi B. - Wendi's Book Corner ~ Rainy Day Reads in Seattle said...

Wow congrats!!! Love the books your hubby chose, what a guy!

Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

Rose City Reader said...

Charlie: Thanks! It was a fantastic gift. Perfect choice.

TBM: Thanks for stopping by! Sounds like a good book.

Shelley: Wodehouse is a big favorite of mine. It makes me happy to read his books.

Wendi: He is a good guy! Thanks for leaving the link to your MM post.

Charley said...

Your books look lovely!

Amateur Reader said...

For becoming a what, now? And you still find time to read! Congratulations on all counts!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

What a wonderful hubby! Congrats to you!

L.L. said...

What beautiful books!

bermudaonion said...

Congratulations on making partner! What a terrific gift and what a sweet hubby!

Mary said...

Your hubby wins 'best hubby of the week' :-) What a wonderful and thoughtful gift. Congratulations to you!

diaryofaneccentric said...

Congrats! What a thoughtful gift!

Rose City Reader said...

Charley: Yes, they are very pretty. They will be a pleasure to read.

Amateur Reader: Thanks for the good wishes! I'm now an "equity partner" meaning I actually own part of the partnership. It's a redundant expression made necessary by the recent habit of law firms to designate non-owners as "partners" for marketing and other reasons. Oh well, leave it to lawyers to muck things up.

Beth: He was a good hubby this week, that's for sure!

LL: Yes, they are very pretty. I love them.

Bermuda: Thanks! And, yes, he is very sweet.

Mary: He'll be thrilled you suggested such a designation. I hope it doesn't go to his head. :)

diaryofaneccentric: Gifts at my house got much better when Hubby figured out how to use ebay. :)

Erin said...

Those editions look lovely! And many congratulations :-)

avisannschild said...

Congrats on becoming an equity partner and wow, those are beautiful books! Enjoy!

Kristen M. said...

Congratulations on becoming a partner! What wonderful news! And the books, of course, are gorgeous.

Lady Q said...

That is a pretty little set. Good job, hubby. And Congrats! Sorry it's taken me so long to visit, it's been a busy week! Thanks for participating in Mailbox Monday! Happy reading!

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