Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing Me

Top Ten Books 

I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing Me

I'm a very eclectic reader. 
So I'd be surprised if you have any of these on your list. 
(Though if you do, let me know. 
I'm always interested in making the acquaintance of quirky readers like myself.)

Almost Amish by Nancy Sleeth
I like simple.

Building Stories
Here's a little about it from a Booklist review:
"Here he (the author) does away with the book format—a thing between two covers that has a story that begins and ends—entirely in favor of a huge box containing 14 differently sized, formatted, and bound pieces: books, pamphlets, broadsheets, scraps, and even a unfoldable board that would be at home in a Monopoly box."
Doesn't that sound fun?

Little Paris Kitchen
Anything Paris.

How Children Succeed by Paul Tough
Were our grandparents right? What really matters is
not our smarts but our character?

Europe on 5 Wrong Turns a Day
Love travel narratives.

A Family in Paris
Paris. Love Paris books.

The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm
Two dozen of the best stories plus
the best illustrations from the 1850s to the 1950s.

Crust and Crumb
Master formulas.
For serious bread bakers.
I'm a serious bread baker.

Language for a New Century
Poetry. From the Middle East, Asia and "beyond". 

Photo Op: 52 Inspirational Projects for the Adventurous Image-Maker
I checked this out from the library and loved all the photography projects.
Now I want a copy of my own.

Pssst!  Hey, Santa!  Check Amazon for my full wish list!

How about you? What are you hoping Santa will bring?

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  1. How Children Succeed has been selling very well at the bookstore where I work, and I think Building Stories is a terrific gift idea, too! I hope you get everything you want! :-)

    1. Happily it just came in for me today at the library. I guess Santa can cross that one off my list.

  2. I have A Family in Paris- I think it was a Mother's Day present this year. Of course I haven't got to read it yet. There's a new edition of Grimm Fairy Tales edited by Phillip Pullman, have you seen that one? I have it on good authority that Santa is bringing that down under this year. I hope Santa is generous with books for you. I'll look forward to your TOp 10 Books Santa Brought List. At least I hope that's an upcoming list.

    1. I'll look into that version, Louise.

      Hope Santa brings something from this list. And actually I'll be happy with anything bookish.

  3. Fairy Tales of the Brother Grimm?! Haha. I remember being scared of the Grimm brothers and their bizarre tales. Weren't they the one who made a gorey Cinderella version? :))

    Thanks for checking out my TTT. I followed your blog and would love a follow back:)

    Faye @ The Social Potato.

    1. I think that's the original Grimm brothers, from the seventeen hundreds.

      Thanks for the follow!

  4. Crust and Crumb looks amazing, I would love to try out some recipes in it!

  5. That is a pretty diverse list! My coworker has been drooling over Building Stories. Hope you get most of these, come gift-giving time.

    1. I'll be thrilled if I receive anything from the list.

  6. Fun list! I haven't read any of them. --Hope Santa is good to you!

    My List.

  7. My reply button doesn't seem to work for me so here I am replying to your comment ...Yeah, I heard not so good things about JK Rowling's new book but it's JK Rowling so I still want it! Hehehe..

    Thanks for stoppin' by and have a Merry Christmas!!

  8. You ARE an electic reader!! Almost Amish looks SO INTERESTING!! :)


  9. I've got Building Stories on my list! I would just love to open up that box and look through all the pieces. I hope you score big this holiday season!

    My TTT

  10. I watched a little of My Paris Kitchen on the BBC last year and thought it was a complete waste of time, even though I like food programs and anything about Paris. Maybe the book is better, but maybe you should play it safe and edit your Santa list!

  11. Thanks for the heads up, Dvora. And, Santa, if you are still listening, Why Children Succeed just came in for me from the library, so you can cross that off, too.

  12. How Children Succeed is such a good book. It's one of my favorites. I see it just came in for you from the library. Let me know what you think of it. Language for a New Century is another great book but it's so expensive. I hope you have a rich Santa! ;-)

    1. I wish I had a rich Santa. We should all have rich Santas.

  13. Language for a New Century, Poetry. From the Middle East, Asia and "beyond" really floats my boat, but you could probably have guessed that.


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