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2007, like every other year, is the year of the book. Fully confident that none of my friends or family read my blog (really, they don’t), I’ll post a partial list of some of the books I’ve bought as gifts this year:
- Rabbit’s Gift by George Shannon. The ultimate pay-it-forward story, it is my pick for Picture Book of the Season.
- Ultimate Horse Barns by Randy Leffingwell. Bonus! This came signed by the author. Glorious coffee table book.
- On Strike for Christmas by you-know-who. The men take over the holiday preparations. Squeaky clean fun!
- Where Angels Go by Debbie Macomber–the annual Christmas tradition continues.
- The Edge of Winter by Luanne Rice. Nobody–but nobody–writes about the beach like Luanne.
- Street of a Thousand Blossoms by Gail Tsukiyama, signed by my sweet friend Gail.
- Rolling Paper Graphics. A curious art form, for sure.
- To Catch a Mermaid by Suzanne Selfors. A brilliant fantasy adventure for the middle-grade reader.
- Twilight by Stephenie Meyer for the teenage nieces–the book every teen is reading.
- Grace in Thine Eyes by Liz Curtis Higgs. A stirring Scottish historical by a very special author.
- Manspace: A Primal Guide to Marking Your Territory. A decorating book for guys.
- Loving Frank by Nancy Horan. A novel with an interesting premise involving Frank Lloyd Wright.
- Manners by Kate Spade. I knew there was a reason I love this woman!
- Ya-yas in Bloom by Rebecca Wells. Warm, tender and nostalgic, and it ends with a Christmas pageant!
- Meeting God in Quiet Places: The Cotswold Parables by F. LaGard Smith is the ultimate comfort read.
- The Year of Living Biblically by AJ Jacobs. I bought this after listening to his podcast on Amazon.
- Leave Me Alone, I’m Reading by Maureen Corrigan. The book you need after all of the above.