I’ve gotten a lot of books in the past month — some as direct gifts, a couple bought outright, a few picked up via www.paperbackswap.com and the majority chosen using a gift certificate from Mom.  Here they are, in no particular order.  Many many thanks!

Southern Comfort (by Nin Andrews), Strange Movie Full of Death(by Scott Wannberg), The Illustrated Dream Dictionary(by Russell Grant), Michael Jackson: The Man in the Mirror 1958-2009 (by Tim Hill), Collected Poems (by Edna St. Vincent Millay), Magical Thinking: True Stories (by Augusten Burroughs), Hoax by Robert K. Tanenbaum, Green Witchcraft by Ann Moura, Pushkin by Henri Troyat, Eudora Welty: A Biography by Suzanne Marrs, The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty, Herodotus’ The Histories, Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens, The Facts: A Novelist”s Autobiography by Philip Roth, The Clinton Wars by Sidney Blumenthal, Bill Clinton: An American Journey by Nigel Hamilton, The Downing Street Years by Margaret Thatcher, The Passionate Eye: the collected writing of Suzanne Vega, The Garden of Eden by Ernest Hemingway, The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, Selected Poems 1946-1985 by James Merrill, Selected Poems by Robert Lowell, Kahlil Gibran: His Life and World by Jean Gibran and Kahlil Gibran, Chaucer: His Life, His Works, His World by Donald R. Howard, Daughter of Destiny: An Autobiography by Benazir Bhutto, Secret Life of a Deranged Poet by Vladimir Swirynsky, Something Happened by Joseph Heller, Good As Gold by Joseph Heller, The Best American Poetry 1997 (ed. by James Tate and David Lehman), The Best American Poetry 1998 (ed. by John Hollander and David Lehman), The Best American Poetry 1999 (ed. by Robert Bly and David Lehman), The Best of the Best American Poetry: 1988-1997 (ed. by Harold Bloom and David Lehman), The Best American Poetry 2009 (ed. by David Wagoner and David Lehman), What Is Found There: Notebooks on Poetry and Politics by Adrienne Rich, and The Red Book by C.G. Jung.  I may find a few more in the other room, if I go look.

Obviously, a lot to be excited about!  Thanks again!  And I’ll see you in 2011 — when I’ve finished devouring them.