For the last few years, around Christmas time, my friend Valerie has put a list of things she might like on her LiveJournal, offering to swap gifts with her readers. Last year I felt like all I had to contribute was stuff I could buy, rather than make, so I skipped out. This year I decided, “what the heck” and sent her something from her Amazon wish list.
I received her gift today — a book on the game of Go (which I expected) and a Go-centric graphic novel (which I had not). She also included a cute card: