Gecko's Advent Calendar: Charity vs Amazon, Day 21

Bierquälerei: Zum Feiern zu alt, zum Sterben zu jung - Volker Keidel Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

December 21,

I'm a happy bookish amphibian today. I found a Christmas present in my locker at work today. It was a gift certificate for a local bookshop from one of the relatives of a client of mine. That is the first one I ever got. Normally we get pralines, which I don't eat or bottles of sparkling wine, which I don't drink. Both is appreciated, but it's wonderful to get something that I really can use myself...

 

The  books for today:

 

Volker Kreidel - Bierquälerei: I bought it because of the funny title (cruelty to animals exchanged with cruelty to beer) and because I know my brother in law loves beer, and he is like me, a little to old for partying all night, but not to old to want to.

 

Gustav Flaubert - Madame Bovary: This book looks like it is a Collector's Library book but it isn't, it's a straight up German copy of the design from Weltbild publishing. I read English books in English, but not French one's.

 

This results in 79 books from Charity against 95 Books from Amazon.