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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.


B said...

Zeitoun! I'm so happy you asked for Zeitoun it's amazing. Merry Christmas!

Short Story Slore said...

Matterhorn is also on my list! Mattaponi Queen was really good and I heard wonderful things about Zeitoun. I hope you get everything you asked for!

Jennifer said...

If I get a job for Christmas, I'm thanking YOU. And Santa.

bibliophiliac said...

@Brenna--Zeitoun is high on my list, and I've dropped a lot of hints ;)
@Short Story Slore--I'm always interested in finding good new collections of stories--good to know that you liked Mattaponi Queen too!
@Jennifer--it sure is tough out there for job seekers. I consider myself to be very fortunate to have a permanent job--with insurance!

Red said...

I've heard great things about Zeitoun (mostly from Brenna at LitMusings). I look forward to hearing your thoughts about it! Hopefully I'll pick up that book soon.

Bev Hankins said...

The Elizabeth Bishop book would be an awesome gift from Santa! I hope he brings it your way.

And let me add my wish to Santa for jobs for the unemployed. I, too, am one of the lucky ones to still have my job with insurance. Decent jobs with a decent wage for everyone!

Irene Palfy said...

Thank you for commenting on my list - I like Paula Modersohn-Becker very much, too. She was a great artiste - and I reading every bit I can get of her life. I love that your list isn't as egocentric as mine and I want to second you with the "job wish"!

Frances said...

Merry, merry Christmas! I hope you received everything on your list and more.

Ashley M. said...

Merry Christmas! I hope you got some of those from your list. :)
Also, I wrote on your Facebook wall about an English-related book I was wondering if you happened to own.