The Sunday Salon: The Christmas Books Edition – 12.26.10

The Sunday
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful day. I am having a great time in Michigan with my family. We spent Christmas Evening at my mom’s, Christmas morning with the Ben’s family, Christmas dinner #1 at my aunt’s, and Christmas dinner #2 back at the inlaw’s. Today will be spent relaxing and enjoying the wonderful presents I received this year.

And speaking of presents, I know you all are dying to know what books I got, so here I am to share. I had a very bookish Christmas, receiving all of these:

From top to bottom:

  • The Inimitable Jeeves by PG Wodehouse (audio)
  • Readings by Anne Fadiman
  • Finny by Justin Kramon
  • Emily of Deep Valley by Maud Hart Lovelace
  • Carney’s House Party and Winona’s Pony Cart by Maud Hart Lovelace
  • Homer’s Odyssey by Gwen Cooper
  • The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
  • Rampant by Diane Peterfreund
  • My Man Jeeves by PG Wodehouse
  • Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (Lydia Davis translation)
  • Red Hood Road by Ayelet Waldman
  • Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay
  • Apollo’s Angels by Jennifer Homans

These are all such wonderful books that I don’t know where to start.

Also, I am now the proud owner of my internet avatar. Ben got me this mug:

I know a lot of you are taking breaks from blogging this week but I am doing the opposite. This week will be my week of Top Fives. Each day, you will see five of my favorite things this year in various categories. And (*fingers crossed because I am away from my books*) it will culminate in my end of year books post.

Did you all have a wonderful book-filled Christmas as well? What are you most excited to read first?