The most common gifts exchanged for Christmas in our family are books. Depending on the person receiving, the books range from fictional detective stories, to sports histories, to ancient lore, to anything in between. Me? I mostly get political tales, sports stories, or biographies of cool people. To relax over vacation, and to use up time with something productive, I’ve been curling up on the couch and delving into my books. First a book about sportscasting, then one on the 2004 Red Sox, then one on Ted Williams. I’m feeling like there’s a trend here. It was nice to enjoy a good quality book!