All year long I debate about what books I can't live without and then just before Christmas I go nuts on Amazon and order a bunch of stuff to put under the tree for me. If I'm lucky, people give me surprise books, too. I love books.
This is the stack I ended up with this year. They're wonderful and you'll be hearing more about each one of them soon.
[One of these days, I'll figure out how to make my camera not make books look all curvy. I hate that.
1/8/12 update: Got a better pic. Thanks, Mom, for telling me how to work around the wide angle lens thing.]