Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The other day I posed the question:  "What books are you giving for Christmas?".  Well, today Katrina at Callipider Days took the words right out of my mouth, or rather my drafted post, and asked the question for Fall Into Reading.

"Christmas is quickly approaching. What book- or reading-related gift would you love to receive for Christmas?"

A book always, always makes my list.  This year these are on my list:

The Touch by Randall Wallace 

       The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards

Mennonite Girls Can Cook by the girls that contribute to the blog by the same name.

It's also a well known understanding that a gift card to any book store in town rocks my world.  One of my favorite things to do is to take that gift card and browse for hours deciding what I would like to spend it on.

So what books or book related items made your list this year?


Faith said...

Omgosh...the Lake of Dreams was excellent but I still liked Memory Keeper's Daughter better.....i hope you get it, Susanne. I have never heard of the first one and I've seen that blog but didn't know there was a book! I would like one of the new Adirondack hiking books about the trails in Hamilton County (about one hour northwest of me) where I want to d osome serious hiking next summer...I also would like to own Blue Like Jazz as I've never read it and our library is ALWAYS out of it...the waiting list is over 60 people long!

Hollace said...

This is my wish list for books:
(You asked for it!)
Quilt blocks on American Barns by Eleanor Burns

Gone with a Handsomer Man, Michael Lee West

( Any) Books by Gladys Taber

Somerset publications

Stampington ........publications (Where Women Create)

Carr, Emily, Growing Pains and other works
Emily Carr is an author and artist from British Columbia. I discovered her on our trip there (8/2011) when I saw an advertisement for a show at the BC Museum called “The Other Emily”. Growing Pains is her autobiography as a developing writer and artist.

Clutter Rehab

*Of Thee I Zing, Laura Ingraham, on the 'decline' of American culture (came across this while reading about Tulelake internment camp)

Flagg, Fannie, A Redbird Christmas (But now I have it from the library)

Oneal, Barbara, How to Bake a Perfect Life (from Susanne @ Living to tell the Story)

Bunny Williams, An Affair with a House

Englebreit, Mary, Home Sweet Home

Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart Gordon Livingston (I believe)

Rumors of Water: Thoughts on Creativity & Writing L.L. Barkat

The Tower, the Mask, and the Grave By Betty Smart Carter (a mystery set at Wheaton College, where I went)

Drabble, Margaret, A Day in the Life of a Smiling Woman

Earle, Steve I'll Never Get Out of this World Alive

Look at: Artist's Way Workbook
Artist's Way Datebook
by Julia Cameron

Athill, Diana, Somewhere Towards the End

Sarah Ahearn Bellemare, Painted Pages

Creative Pilgrimage by Jenny Doh

So far you are the only one who has asked about my wish list. Sigh.