Thursday, March 21, 2013

Of first and last names

Another birthday has come and gone. And of course, no birthday of a bibliophile is complete without books as gifts. This year, I received 3 titles, all of them fiction and, thankfully, none are duplicates! Woot woot!

Tonight, all 3 books are with me in my bed. I realized something though: all of them have first and last names in the titles! (Yes, I lead a very uneventful life that a mundane observation such as this is enough to excite me.)

I can't wait to read all 3: J. W. Ironmonger's debut novel, The Notable Brain of Maximilian Ponder; Nathan Englander's short story collection, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank; and the YA collaboration of John Green and David Levithan, Will Grayson, Will Grayson.

This year, I noticed that I received more gifts which aren't books. I completely understand. I've given books as gifts to people only to find out that they already have it! Argh, such a hassle when that happens. And believe me, in my case, that happens a lot! 


Monique said...

I'm curious: what do you do with duplicate copies of books that were given to you as gifts? :)

Peter S. said...

Oh, I still keep them! More books for me!

Mrs. B. said...

Happy Birthday Peter! I loved Will Grayson Will Grayson. Can't wait to hear what u think of it.

Peter S. said...

Thank you, Mrs B!