Monday, December 28, 2020

Books from Santa - MAILBOX MONDAY

Books from Santa! Unwrapping book presents Christmas morning is one of my very favorite things about Christmas. I got a nice stack this year. 

Did Santa bring you any of the books on your list?

The Great Man by Kate Christensen. Hubby gave me this because he said I asked for it. Go figure! I don't remember at all! It looks great, so I'm glad I put it on my list.

Scandinavian Noir: In Pursuit of a Mystery by Wendy Lesser. My law partner gave me this one. She knows me well and knew I would love it. It's part memoir, part fiction about a reader who loves Nordic crime writing.

Blackout by Candace Owen, from my mom who is a big Owen fan. 

The American Canon: Literary Genius from Emerson to Pynchon: Five Decades of Writing on American Literature by Harold Bloom. I do remember putting this one on my list and I'm glad Santa remembered.

Always Home by Fanny Singer. This is a new memoir by Alice Waters's daughter. Hubby chose it on his own and it was a good pick!

Truman Capote by George Plimpton. Hubby picked this one because he knew how much I enjoyed The Swans of Fifth Avenue. He didn't realize when he bought it that it is a signed copy, so that's an extra treat.

I got all these wonderful books from Santa but I wasn't so good at giving books this year, embarrassing to admit. I gave my sis a copy of Deborah Reed's new book, Pale Morning Light with Violet Swan.

And I got a book for Hubby because he specifically asked for it, James Madison: A Life Reconsidered by Lynne Cheney. 

But that was it. I was off my book-giving game this year. Another reason to look forward to 2021!


Join other book lovers on Mailbox Monday to share the books that came into your house last week. Visit the Mailbox Monday website to find links to all the participants' posts and read more about Books that Caught our Eye.

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Leslie of Under My Apple Tree, Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit, and Martha of Reviews by Martha's Bookshelf.


  1. That is a very nice assortment of books.

    ENJOY all of them.

    I hope your last week of 2020 is going well.

  2. I didn't receive any books but Hubby and I sent some to our grandchildren.
    Your new books all look good. I will likely pick up Blackout on Audible sometime this year.
    Enjoy your new year of reading and have a safe and Happy New Year!

  3. Ho ho ho! Santa did well! Enjoy, and happy reading in 2021!


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