Monday, 9 December 2019

Any Book(s) On Your Xmas Wish List?


Bloggers tend to be big readers, I know.
Have you read all the Christmas classics?

If you haven't, don't feel bad --
here's a quick cheat sheet summary
of all their plots!



It's difficult, sometimes, to rein in
our bookish enthusiasms,
especially at Christmas, isn't it?



I'm sure you've all got at least one book
on your Xmas Wish List this year!

Here's mine --


Yes! The just-published memoirs of
the Finnish Flash!

I'm pretty sure My Rare One will put it under the tree
for me. Especially since I drove her to Chapters to buy it and
gave her my Plum Rewards card to register the purchase points!

But don't worry, I'll act suitably surprised
on the morning of the 25th.

Okay, now tell us in the comments
what book(s) you've asked Santa to bring you!

42 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

"carsick: john waters hitchhikes across america" - john waters
"becoming" - michelle obama
"shortest way home" - pete buttigieg
"philadelphia: finding the hidden city" - joseph elliott

eclectic, yes?

Sixpence Notthewiser said...

Ohhh yes!
Last year I got Michelle Obama's Becoming. Bae got it for me. I loved it!

XOXO

DEZMOND said...

I have the very same two bookshelves in my palace myself!

Laurie said...

You always make me smile ! Have a great day and start practising that look of surprise! I really liked the kidnapping one, it was perfection,

Parnassus said...

Hello Debra, I have to act as my own book-Santa, so I brought forty-three books home with me this year. I think I will save The Complete Plays of Christopher Marlowe to read during the holiday season--I reread Doctor Faustus a while ago, and can't wait to get at the others!
--Jim

LL Cool Joe said...

Only one this year "Brutally Honest" by Mel B. You know, Scary Spice.

Moving with Mitchell said...

Not a one. If I want it I buy it myself! Besides, we don't have a chimney.

Busy Bee Suz said...

LOL. I love that you are SO subtle with your Christmas wants. :)
I don't have any books on my list. I actually don't have anything on my list aside from trying to enjoy every moment this year and not stress over the little stuff. Enjoy your book!!

BootsandBraids said...

Amazing how you knew a book is on my Christmas wish list, along with new couch cushions, LOL. I chose "Can’t Nothing Bring Me Down" by Ida Keeling … memoir of a 104-year-old, world-record-holding runner.

Frank said...

I think I have some kind of reading disorder. I am not a big reader, at least when it comes to books. It can take me weeks, sometimes months to finish a book, sometimes forcing myself to sit and read - and there are many books I've never finished. I will read a page and realized I have no idea what I've read and then read it over again - or I my mind will wander and I will nod off. It is a loosing battle most of the time. I have a few books on the shelf that I "plan" on reading...someday.

Something like "Tales of the City" is an easy read. It held my interest and has very short chapters. I read blogs and short articles, that works. On the other hand I have written and published my memoir which has gotten good reviews from the few people who've read it! I was working on a second book but have gotten discouraged by my members of my writing group...so that's on the back burner.

Love the Christmas Tree bookshelf, by the way. Happy holidays!

Mistress Maddie said...

Alas.....this is a busy season for me...so the only reading i do is blogs!

Lady M said...

No books - I am in need of socks.

Old Lurker said...

I own too many books, am not Christian, and am naughty to boot, so no presents for me. But I am looking forward to going to the library and signing out Are We Done Fighting? by Matthew Legge.

Leanna said...

Becoming - Michelle Obama
American Vampire Omnibus - Stephan King
3rd Degree - James Patterson
But I didn't put these on my list.

e said...

As I already have too many books (so says everyone who has ever lived with me) I wouldn't ask for another. I am a big Library user. But, knowing I love to read, people do tend to give me books.

Love your pick!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Haha. You dropped more than a subtle cue for Wayne's book. I don't blame you a bit. He's a hottie, and the cover alone is worthy.
Cheers, Debra.

Brian Joseph said...

I tend to only put in my wishlist what I think of as books that I want to collect, usually bigger picture books as presents. But such books do make great presents.

Mike said...

The book Xmas tree is neat. But where are all the other books? I don't have a bookshelf that doesn't have jammed shelves with an extra layer of books on top of the books on the shelves.

Marie Smith said...

I want the finalists for the Giller prize. I enjoy Canadian literature!

Rosemary said...

I love the way that someone has used their imagination to make that Christmas tree out of books in the first image.
The book that I want to read next is called The Salt Path. It is about a couple from Devon who loose their home and the husband is told that he has a terminal illness. They set off with just a few belongings to walk the coastal pathway around southern Britain. As far as I am aware he is still alive, and her book has become a huge success.

Rain said...

You're cute Debra :) I think the only books I want for Christmas are cheese making books!!

DVArtist said...

Absolutely none. I sold or gave away all of my books several years ago. I can't read any longer with bad eyes and I don't have anything to listen to books on. Sooooo that is that.

Susan Kane said...

No one I know would give me books. They know books are pouring out everywhere.

But, in one were to give me a book, I would want short stories. Writing is concise, words have to be well chosen.

Ol'Buzzard said...

We are going to Augusta next week for our Toyota's bi-annual check-up, and we will end up at the book store and of course purchase each other a book of our liking for our 'five days of Solstice.' Beginning on January 21 we give each other one gift a day for five days. One will be a book.

the Ol'Buzzard

Tundra Bunny said...

I thoroughly enjoyed Amor Towles' novel, "A Gentleman in Moscow" earlier this year, so I'd like to read his "Rules of Civility" next. Well, after I've read the other 6 books in my "To Read" pile, that is...

Bill Lisleman said...

Books are good gifts. I have a tough time figuring out what a person (kids are easier to decide on one) would like to read.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Not sure if this counts but I start my reading goals for 2020.

Barbara said...

I used to buy and give a lot of books as gifts. I always buy the Grand Girls a couple of their favorites. The oldest is getting away from reading but at 10 she has soooo much on her plate. LOL. The little one still wants books and a fancy Christmas dress.

baili said...

since years i haven't read well like old times (30 years back) so there is quite a list which Santa might find heavy to bring along :)
blessings!

Bea said...

I've been a bit of a poor reader this past year. That being said, I am keen to 'gift' myself two books, at least: Know My Name by Chanel Miller and Sarfraz Manzoor's Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N’ Roll.

pam nash said...

A bunch! Several by Donna Andrews (The Meg Langslow series) and a couple by Susan Wittig Albert (China Bayles series). In my old age I like light and fluffy! If I want serious, I'll read the news.

JACKIESUE said...

I'm not allowed to buy books any more..for anyone..plus I use the library..and anything I want Nancy can get it for me.Although I would love to have the full set of James Lee Burke's books all autographed by him.

This N That said...

Loved the first one since I am not a reader..it was a big help...You sure know how to make sure that you get what you want for Christmas..LOL!!

Zoe said...

I asked my hubby for Making a Life by Melanie Falick. Fingers crossed!

(And yesterday I bought myself some early Christmas presents of 3 books on early English royal history lol. The Plantagenets; The War of the Roses; and Tudor: Passion, Manipulation, Murder. Just some light reading!).

Adam said...

But all the authors are adults

Janie Junebug said...

I have an Amazon wish list packed with books. I'll accept offerings at Christmas or any other time of the year. I can't possibly list all the books that I want. I wish Santa would bring Jane Austen to me. I know she'd be confused by the world, but I'm sure we'd have a good time talking about marriage and crazy mothers (mine and Elizabeth Bennet's).

Love,
Janie

Martha said...

HAHAHA! I do the same at Chapters. Go there with the most amazing man in the world, hand him the book I want, give him my Plum Rewards to use, and stand to the side pretending I don't know what's going on while he pays. Come Christmas morning, surprise! And I ooh and ahh about it :)

And there are ALWAYS books on my Christmas list. Always.

Kirk said...

Fiction: Machines Like Me by Ian McEwan

Nonfiction: Born to be Posthumous: The Eccentric Life and Mysterious Genius of Edward Gorey

There are probably others, but these are the books that are at the top of my head.

Guillaume said...

'Tis the season to be reading.

I ask Santa to surprise me. No more seriously, there is thisbook I am curious about, which I want as a present for Christmas, so I can read it... next Christmas: https://vraiefiction.blogspot.com/2019/12/le-polar-de-lavent-cette-annee.html

But these days, I read seasonal books, which I of course then plug on the blog. Here's tonight's one: https://vraiefiction.blogspot.com/2019/12/cassandra-darke.html

Rommy said...

I just came out of the library with a sackful of steampunk books to rival Santa's legendary bag. :D But there are a few books I hope I will get my hands on, like the next installment of Holly Black's Folk of the Air series, Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo, and Sovereign by April Daniels.

Ur-spo said...

I can not remember when I didn't include books on my Christmas wants list.
I felt sheepish to include any this year as everybody knows I have heaps of unread tones; I don't 'need more'. All the same I asked for one or two .

Magic Love Crow said...

You and your Rare One make me laugh! LOL!