Christmas presents

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a few books, in our house. Books for kids and adults. I’m also that aunt that always gives books, for birthdays or Christmas. This year was no exception.

My husband and I treated ourselves to The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westoros and the Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. (It’s too new and hot to even link to on Amazon). This is a beautifully illustrated book that’s written as if it were a history book, penned by a maester. You can tell how official it is by the inscription page made out to the King with the names of Robert and Joffrey crossed out and Tommen over the top. If you are a Game of Thrones fan, particularly of the books, this is worth checking out. It’s not really meant to be read straight through, but dipped into now and again for details on the world of Westeros.

Mr. Curiosity asked for What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Monroe. Since I already picked up the book from the library and we’ve all read it (see my review here), I decided on a different scientific book. Namely, The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean. I read the book a couple of years ago (and reviewed it here) and really enjoyed it. I’ve just been waiting until Mr. Curiosity was old enough to appreciate it. Based on the number of little fun facts he’s been reading to me since Christmas, I think I judged the timing well.

Miss Adventure got a craft book instead of a novel. She has no problem finding books at the library to read, but at the same time, doesn’t have an all-time favorite book to add to her collection. What she does enjoy is crafting, and her current craze includes knitting and crocheting. We’ve tried some projects in the past, but she usually loses interest before she finishes because of the size of the project. I was hoping with Girls’ Best Book of Knitting, Sewing, and Embroidery, by Virginia Desmoulins, the projects would be a bit more kid-sized. It looks quite promising, with spiral binding so the book stays open to the project you’re working on, and a paper doll built into the cover that you make clothes for.

Overall, Christmas was good to us!

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