Things timed out well with my consulting clients this year, and I was able to take the ten days or so around Christmas and New Year's off (almost completely - there were a few bits of work to attend to, but not much, thank goodness).
I took some time to go for long walks, do some cooking, explore bookstores and CD shops I hadn't been in recently, check out a diner I'd always wanted to go to, and just sit around - but mostly, I read. I got to really sink into some wonderful books in a way that doesn't seem to happen when I read them in little spurts - usually 15 minutes before I fall asleep.
I had the immense pleasure of reading four complete books, and starting a fifth:
I also started A Time for Gifts, but I'm only about halfway through that.
It's a wonderful luxury to have the time to read, to savor a book and nestle into its world.