What books did you get for your holiday of choice?

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Santa's elves were hard at work down at the bindery this year!

Casuistry (casuistry), Monday, 25 December 2006 20:45 (fourteen years ago) link

Vico, New Science
Guy Delisle, Shenzhen
Chris Ware, Acme #17
Craig Conley, One Letter Words: A Dictionary

and some Powells gift certificate money, to be spent soon.

Actually something of a light year for books so far!

Casuistry (casuistry), Monday, 25 December 2006 20:47 (fourteen years ago) link

I got no books at all.

franny (frannyglass), Tuesday, 26 December 2006 00:43 (fourteen years ago) link

I got a macaroni & cheese cookbook, while Mr. Jaq made out like a bookbandit: Goncourt Journals, Library of America Henry James short stories volume, Goon Show scripts, Pet Shop Boys Catalogue, Spy: The Funny Years, plus something called "Crap Towns". There are Amazon gift certificates waiting to be used, however.

jaq (jaq), Tuesday, 26 December 2006 00:55 (fourteen years ago) link

david kamp, the united states of arugula
witold gombrowicz, ferdydurke
the collected stories of katharine anne porter
the complete hothead paisan
richard blake, street smart: the new york of lumet, allen, scorsese and lee
the king arthur flour cookie companion
edward gorey, amphigorey too
joan didion, the white album
nik cohn, awopbopaloobop alopbamboom

and some others

jo ga11ucci electrix (joseph), Tuesday, 26 December 2006 04:30 (fourteen years ago) link

(time it'll take for me to read all of these books: oh, about six years, i imagine)

jo ga11ucci electrix (joseph), Tuesday, 26 December 2006 04:35 (fourteen years ago) link

No, the cookie book is a real page turner.

Casuistry (casuistry), Tuesday, 26 December 2006 05:20 (fourteen years ago) link

i want that nik cohn

FUCKTHISSHIT (JACKLOVE), Tuesday, 26 December 2006 05:27 (fourteen years ago) link

it is tho casuistry! i want to steal my grandma's old pizzelle oven.

jo ga11ucci electrix (joseph), Tuesday, 26 December 2006 05:36 (fourteen years ago) link

Let me know if the cookies are any good. I need a greater variety of cookie recipes. I basically have two that I always make, both from Cooks Illustrated.

By "let me know if the cookies are any good" I might mean "bring the cookies to me!" or "make me cookies! now, bitch!" or something, though. Or I might just be post-holiday punchy.

Casuistry (casuistry), Tuesday, 26 December 2006 05:56 (fourteen years ago) link

king arthur is about 500 pages of cookies! tons of greatlooking recipes! i really need to make some rugelach soon, homemade rugelach is so ace. if i love cooking starts up again (has it?) someone really ought to start an ilx cookie exchange thing. maybe i will?

jo ga11ucci electrix (joseph), Tuesday, 26 December 2006 06:22 (fourteen years ago) link

Moomin comic collection!

Also, Kesey's Sometimes a Great Notion, which I know nothing about, and Jon Stewart's Naked Pictures of Famous People, and this collection of pre-war blues lyrics.

clotpoll (clotpoll), Tuesday, 26 December 2006 07:18 (fourteen years ago) link

ILC is here on the hold, yes.

Casuistry (casuistry), Tuesday, 26 December 2006 07:27 (fourteen years ago) link

it took me about three posts of reading it to process the word "cookie", i just thought it was some twee form of 'cook' or 'cookery' or 'cooking', which now i've written them also look like made up words. boxing day torpor.

i got my nephew the book about moomin, mymble, and little my. and also who will comfort toffle?

my mother got me 'the historian' by elizabeth kostova. it's some kind of da vinci dracula business.

tom sandbox west (thomp), Tuesday, 26 December 2006 15:28 (fourteen years ago) link


"are there any books you'd like?"
"well, i'd really like brian cowan's book on the emergence of the english coffee house in the seventeenth century, actually."
"oh, i already got you a book."

tom sandbox west (thomp), Tuesday, 26 December 2006 15:29 (fourteen years ago) link

Cartoon Modern: Style and Design in 1950s Animation
Special Topics in Calamity Physics (through a mishap in which the copy we ordered for my sister that was not supposed to arrive before Christmas arrived after we had already went to the local bookstore to get her a copy)
Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People who Love Books and for Those who Want to Write Them (bought it for my sister but she already had it)
Boy: Tales of Childhood by Roald Dahl (purchased for self while buying gifts)
and a $50 gift certificate to Amazon, with the express instructions not to buy any "more" Cds

Matilda Wormwood (Mary ), Tuesday, 26 December 2006 16:38 (fourteen years ago) link

I got Casino Royale and the Talented Mr. Ripley. They both have fantastic redesigned covers.

JordanC (JordanC), Tuesday, 26 December 2006 16:42 (fourteen years ago) link

William Trevor - Collected Stories
James Elroy - The Big Nowhere
two newest DFWs
used box of 60 Minute Gourmet and More 60 Minute Gourmet

sort of got Grace Paley's and TC Boyle's collected stories, too (need to find out if they were given or loaned)
and John Barth - The Floating Opera and - The Friday Book and Chris Adrian - Gob's Grief and some Charles Baxter books from the library.

W i l l (common_person), Tuesday, 26 December 2006 19:32 (fourteen years ago) link

Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth
The New York Times, New York: 365 Days
Ansel Adams, Sierra Nevada: The John Muir Trail

Bought for Self
The Rough Guide to Andalucia
Insider's Guide to Sonoma Valley: The Secret Wine Country
Hampton Sides, Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West
Gary Hart, The Courage of Our Convictions: A Manifesto for Democrats
Bruce Babbitt, Cities in the Wilderness: A New Vision of Land Use in America
Barry Lopez and Debra Gwartney, Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape

nuneb (nuneb), Tuesday, 26 December 2006 19:55 (fourteen years ago) link

The new Peter Ackroyd, 'The Fall of Troy'. I like his recent novels - surprisingly straightforward literary fun compared to his huge, bizarre biographies.

James Morrison (James Morrison), Wednesday, 27 December 2006 06:12 (fourteen years ago) link

I haven't gotten these yet, but I know I'll be getting them soon:

Foucault/Chomsky debate
33 1/3 Series Greatest Hits
John-Paul Sartre Nausea

Ray Cummings (skateboardr), Wednesday, 27 December 2006 12:47 (fourteen years ago) link

now i have Deborah Eisenberg - Transactions in a Foreign Currency and Donald Barthelme - Sixty Stories, too! sweet

W i l l (common_person), Wednesday, 27 December 2006 18:11 (fourteen years ago) link

the Marshall Fine Cassavetes bio
Gotham: A History of New York to 1898
Japanese Portraits by Donald Richie
Los Angeles: Capital of the Third World by David Rieff

I also got a Labyrinth gift card.

C0L1N B... (C0L1N B...), Wednesday, 27 December 2006 19:04 (fourteen years ago) link

Samuel Johnson - Selected Essays
Frank Kogan - Real Punks Don't Wear Black
Rory Stewart - The Places In Between

Also a B&N gift card.

o. nate (o. nate), Thursday, 28 December 2006 00:23 (fourteen years ago) link

Just exchanged some stuff in return for:

The Confidence Man; his masquerade
Intimate Nights: The Golden Age of New York Cabaret
Eric Schlosser's Reefer Madness (discounted to $4!)

C0L1N B... (C0L1N B...), Thursday, 28 December 2006 00:39 (fourteen years ago) link

Of the many millions of books that are on my wishlist, I got one. I got one other book too. But don't worry, because I got plenty of fucking cappuccino mugs with sachets of crap cappuccino in them, that probably cost more than a book.

I don't understand why people just don't bloody well buy me books.

accentmonkey (accentmonkey), Thursday, 28 December 2006 12:44 (fourteen years ago) link

today i bought:

'logic: a very short introduction'
collier, 'the art of ingeniously tormenting' (17th (18th?) century treatise on nagging)
browne, 'urne-burial' (new penguin great ideas ed.)
gass, 'omensetter's luck' (looking for this for a while now, £2 in oxfam)
mayhew, 'london labour and the london poor' (£2.50 in oxfam)

can anyone recommend a textbook on logic once i get through the oup thingy on it?

tom sandbox west (thomp), Thursday, 28 December 2006 21:49 (fourteen years ago) link

Brothers Karamazov _ Dostoevsky

People of Paper - Salvador Plascencia

Carry Me Down - M.J. Hyland

And apparently some more on the way for me in the mial.

Arethusa, Friday, 29 December 2006 05:29 (fourteen years ago) link

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