That's right, I NEVER STOP THINKING ABOUT BOOKS. Christmas is just when I think about specific books that may cost more than $4. (I actually just dropped $17 (!!) on a book for my dad, although to my eternal frustration it's not even for a shiny new edition -- that's just how freaking hard it was to find a hardcover American copy of one of Betty Macdonald's other memoirs in decent shape.)
P.S. LJ, you know I don't like when you coerce me into annoying people with posts irrelevant to TV. I found a way around this one, but why must you tempt me with these things? Now I have to annoy them (and myself) ALL. WEEK. LONG.