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Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Top Ten Tuesday: Santa Baby
Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books I Want Santa to Bring
Top Ten Tuesdays is a bookish meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Santa Baby, I can't say I've always been nice, but I haven't been too naughty. If you think I've been good enough for this list, you know where I live.
1. Santa, I've heard so much about Zeitoun by Dave Eggars. I'd love a copy of my very own.
2. Greg Zimmerman over at The New Dork Review of Books sold me on The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.
3. Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes sounds intriguing--I don't know how I missed it.
4. This one sounds intriguing too: Bad Marie by Marcy Dermansky. Apparently a character can have no redeeming virtues and still be kind of charming.
5. Mattaponi Queen: Stories by Belle Boggs. The Book Lady's Blog loved this one.
6. The Reading Ape made this one sound fascinating: Kings of the Earth by Jon Clinch.
7. I've always wanted to read They Came Like Swallows by William Maxwell.
8. Day for Night by Frederick Reiken, also recommended by The Book Lady's Blog.
9. Elizabeth Bishop: Poems, Prose, and Letters published by The Library of America
10. Reporting Civil Rights published by Library of America. Okay, so technically this is two books--but I really need both volumes. Please?
Now, the rest of this probably won't fit in my stocking, but could you please bring jobs for all the unemployed? South Carolina has it bad, but I know it's rough all over.
Santa, don' think this is a frivolous request. Do you think you could arrange for Manny Pacquiao to fight one of the following: Floyd Mayweather, Andre Berto, Juan Marquez, or Shane Mosely? I know you can do it Santa, 'cause you can do anything. Love, Bibliophiliac.