I probably don’t need to explain what today’s post is about. I love books, and I love holidays, so… bring on the gifts!
In addition to recording what I read (and want to read) on sites like LibraryThing and Goodreads, I also keep wish lists handy on Indiebound and Amazon, when I just can’t wait for Paperbackswap or the library to get with the times.
So without further ado, I present:
Melody’s 2010 Literary Lust List
1. My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales by Kate Bernheimer
I’m a big fan of fairy tales, especially modern retellings of the classics. Kate Bernheimer is a very well-known expert on fairy tales, and I always enjoy her collections.
2. Pie in the Sky: The Authorized History of Punkin Chunkin’ by Bob Kotowski
I found this while searching for directions to Punkin Chunkin, Delaware’s most famous fall festival. It takes place a few miles from where I grew up, and it is as old as I am. Coincidence? I’ll have to read the book to find out!
3. Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary by David Sedaris
I picked this up in the bookstore the other day and immediately began snickering; Sedaris is a very clever writer. I would also accept the audiobook!
4.Ecrits: The First Complete Edition in English by Jacques Lacan
OK, OK, I know. I’m a huge dork. But this is a landmark book on literary criticism that I still haven’t read!
5.Body Type: Intimate Messages Etched in Flesh by Ina Saltz
6.Body Type 2: More Typographic Tattoos by Ina Saltz
I’m interested in both of these collections because I’m planning a tattoo to memorialize my brother-in-law, who recently passed away. For some reason, our county library doesn’t have either of these books!
7.The Onion Presents: The Finest Reporting on Literature, Media, and Other Dying Art Forms (Kindle Book)
Oh, The Onion. What would I do without you? Probably get more done at work.
8.YogaNap: Restorative Poses for Deep Relaxation by Kristen Rentz
I love restorative yoga, and would really like an easy, illustrated book to advance my home practice.
9.The Nonprofit Marketing Guide: High-Impact, Low-Cost Ways to Build Support for Your Good Cause by Kivi Leroux Miller
While this would be a book that I would use primarily for work, I’m also interested in making my own website more successful on a low budget. This book has gotten good reviews, but so far, it’s too expensive for me to take the plunge.
10.Final Cut Pro 7: Visual QuickPro Guide by Lisa Brenneis
This is another work-related but fun hobby I’m getting into—video editing. I usually like the visual quickstart guides, so this seems like a solid choice.
What about you? What books would you like to see under the tree?
Categories: On Writing
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