Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

A merry Christmas to all W6 readers who celebrate it, and to those who don't, may you endure its excesses in peace.  See you in a few days.  In the meantime, let us know what books you got.  And has anybody figured out an adequate way to wrap an ebook?


Danny said...

So far:

Before She Met Me - Julian Barnes
Absent Without Leave - Heinrich Boll
Spartina - John Casey
Punk Rock Dad - Jim Lindberg

violentbore said...

C - Tom McCarthy
CivilWarLand in Bad Decline - George Saunders
The End Of The Story - Lydia Davis
The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg
The Funnies - Hmmm

Not a bad haul. This (gigantic) collection is my introduction to Eisenberg!

Happy holidays, and thanks for the gift of daily posts.

jrlennon said...

Rhian gave me "How To Wreck A Nice Beach," the new history of the vocoder!

Sung said...

Raymond Carver: Collected Stories (Library of America)! It's just a beautiful, beautiful book, especially when you take off the dust jacket.

There may be more...haven't had a chance to exchange all the gifts yet.

Merry Christmas!

- Sung

Sung said...

I had a feeling there were more:

Super Sad True Love Story
Stories (edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio)
3/03 by Chuck Wachtel
Boston Noir

Tinkers will be my next one to read!

- Sung

jrlennon said...

Let me know what you think of the Shteyngart. I have a review of it in the new LRB--I loathed his first two books but actually quite liked this one.

lisa dot richards said...

Rat Girl, Kristin Hersh's memoir. Plus, her newest music, Crooked, comes in book form - a small hard cover with beautiful photos, lyrics, essays and inspiration. A secret code in the book gets you all the music downloads and some other digital content. Neato.

5 Red Pandas said...

I received-

Skippy Dies- Paul Murray
Ghost Stories- Edith Wharton
Dreaming in Chinese- Deborah Fallows

These are what I gave:

Quiet as They Come- Angie Chau
Best Music Writing 2010
Lord of Misrule (NBA winner)
How To Live in a Science Fiction Universe- Charles Yu
World War Z- Max Brooks
John Dies in the End- "David Wong" (pseudonym- seemed interesting on the book table)