Thursday's topic of discuss is:
What books did you get for Christmas (or whichever holiday you may have celebrated last month)? Do you usually ask for books on gift-giving occasions or do you prefer to buy them yourself?
I normally buy my own books but keep an active wishlist on Amazon and Paperback Swap for friends to use. (Memo to check after writing this post to make sure it's up to date). Reading interests are so personal I don't think I would ever buy a book for someone unless I knew it was truly wanted.
This year I received one book under my tree from a friend and fellow "book addict" in Pennsylvania. We "met" several years ago in the tea swap game on Paperback Swap. Each month members exchange tea and fellowship.
The Fortune Cookie Chronicles: Adventures in the World of Chinese Food, by Jennifer 8 Lee. If you follow the link it will take you to the book's blog site.
The author writes to, "understand Chinese food and the people who make it." My partner Jeff is a chef and I know he'll enjoy reading this book too.
What book was under your tree or menorah? I look forward to hearing from you.