I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, filled with lots of books. There were several books under the Christmas tree at our house.
I got an illustrated version of one of my favorite
A chapter illustration
books, A Game of Thrones: The Illustrated Edition: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book One, by George R. R. Martin.
A full color illustration
I didn’t actually own a copy of this book, but this is definitely the best one for me. It has a combination of full color and line art sprinkled throughout the book. I reread the whole series in 2015, so I’m due for a reread
Dresden Files books
Mr. Curiosity got two book presents. The first was the next three books in the Dresden Files series, Dead Beat, Proven Guilty, and White Night. He’s slowly collecting the entire series, so he can read it whenever he wants.
Cover of How to
Page from How To…
He also got the latest Randall Monroe book, How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems. It’s full of instructions on how to do everyday activities in the most complicated, scientific method possible. It’s also full of Monroe’s stick figure drawings seen in xkcd.
Cover of Harry Potter
And finally, Miss Adventure’s books.
Illustrations from Harry Potter
She got the next book in the series she’s been collecting as Christmas presents, the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Luckily, they’ve been coming out once a year for the past five years right around Christmas. She’s got a couple more years of presents lined up.
Here last book came from her brother. While they have a tradition of making presents for each other, he didn’t manage it this year. Instead, he gave her a book so she could make more projects.
Cover of Folded Book Art
The trick was finding something she hadn’t done yet. He found the perfect book in Folded Book Art: 35 beautiful projects to transform your books by Clare Youngs. He also gave her a stack of old books, which she opened first and made her very confused. She couldn’t figure out why she was getting giant Tom Clancy books for Christmas. It made a lot more sense once she opened the folded book art book at the bottom.
So many good books this Christmas! Only Mr. Curiosity has read his already – the How To book at least.
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