Please excuse the bad pictures!
I have 3 amazing nieces at 7, 5, and 3. The oldest and youngest are really into books right now! The middle one is not that impressed. I got them all as for everyone books, because I thought the older two would both like the Clementine and Ivy & Bean sets and the youngest would like the pictures from them and being read to. The If You Hold a Seed was a last minute grab because The Day the Crayons Quit was out on Amazon. It’s really short and simple, but it’s so sweet and cute! And Fortunately the Milk is one that Neil Gaiman tweets and retweets about a lot, and I read some of it before giving it to them, and I hope they can enjoy it as a family!
My sister got me Daughter of Smoke & Bone, The Blue Sword, and Scarlet from my Amazon wishlist! They are all books I have read and loved but didn’t have my own copies. I actually have The Hero and the Crown and not The Blue Sword, and I have been wanting to reread them both (though you can definitely read them alone) and I’m excited to have them both! I love DoBaS and definitely plan on rereading it sometime in the future! I reviewed Scarlet recently.
My brother bought me the first book, The Gunslinger, in The Dark Tower series. He only got me the first in case I don’t like it, but it is one of his favorite series, so he is hoping I will like it. I am pretty sure my sister has read this series and likes it, too. I have read King before, but mainly the big horror like Carrie and Tommyknockers, so I’m interested to see what this series has in store. I’ve heard that the first book isn’t that great and the second gets a lot better. It is also really short, so I might try to get through it tomorrow so I can tell him how I feel about it!
We also just had a nice discussion about books and TV/movies. We discussed ASOIAF/Game of Thrones, The Farseer Trilogy, The Hunger Games and movies, Neil Gaiman and a whole lot more! I’ve talked before about how bookish my family is and it is always fun to talk books with them! My brother likes fantasy video games and the GOT show, so I think he needs to try to read some fantasy! And I’m always trying to push books on my sister, she is a lot like me so I generally try to get her to read anything I like! I really want them both to read Vicious by V. E. Schwab, because I loved it and we all like powers-y type stuff.
I also won a giveaway from the awesome Danielle at The Book Barn! I won Knit the Season and she threw in You Better Not Cry as an extra, along with a scarf (that’s under the other stuff in the pic on the right, and here’s a post about scarves/knitted items she makes!), a candy cane, hot chocolate mix, and paper flags! Aren’t those paper flags pretty? I love them! Such a fun giveaway! Thanks, Danielle!
How was your holiday? Did you get or give any great books? Do you like book talking with family? Have you read The Dark Tower series? Have any comments on the other books?