My oldest son just bought a house near where he's teaching - he closed the week before Christmas. So, a couple of days after Christmas, several of his brothers and sisters formed into a parade of sorts, and went to see the first house purchased by a brother.
While there, they went touring around the area, stopped at an antique store and purchased a couple of pieces for the new house, and brought me some presents.
Aren't they pretty? These white ones are a complete set of the works of Mark Twain, published in 1917. I have to find a permanent home for them, where they can be seen and admired.
The red ones are a mini set missing 2 volumes. They've already found a home in a corner shelf. They were published in 1914. I love books to read, but there's a lot to be said for pretty books, as well!
No actual book review this week. I read The Aviators by Winston Groom, and while it started out very promising, it turned into sort of a history book, and I just skimmed the last 100 pages.
Happy Thorsday, everyone!