Happy New Year, GT! Y’all ready to talk books?

Did anyone get books/book-related geekery as gifts this holiday season? Which books are you excited to gift to yourself?

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I got a huge haul of books for Christmas and I’m stoked! I got a couple of Shirley Jackson books, including the new collection, Let Me Tell You Something, and a graphic novella (I guess I’d call it?) of “The Lottery,” that her grandson illustrated—so cool! Jackson fans can see that here.

I got all three books from Jane Smiley’s The Last Hundred Years Trilogy, which is so exciting (I’m finally gonna read it, car54!). And a friend sent me a scary looking book called Night Film—the book and author are new to me, so it’ll be fun to read something new. Hopefully, it’s really scary!

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Friends and family also gave me Amazon and Barnes and Noble gift cards... I was going to buy a ton of books with those but then Edie posted about this back massager and now I’m like, I can check books out for free, I need this back massager! So... we’ll see. With my B & N gift card, I’m definitely getting Bitch Planet vol. 1. So, yay books and massagers? :D

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As for geekery, my friend got me a mug that, as it heats up, reveals the names of banned books. Can’t wait to take that into work!

Anyway, how about y’all? What books did you receive as gifts recently and which books will you be treating yourself to in the near future?

And, as always, please tell us:

1. What book did you most recently finish?

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2. What are you reading now?

3. What’s next on your “to read” list?

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4. Do you have/need any book recs?

Happy New Year and Happy Reading, GT!