Let's see if I'm capable of beginning this post some way other than, "It's time for another Top 10 Tuesday, hosted by our friends over at the Broke and Bookish." There, I think that counts.
This week, I, Connie, shall list the top 10 books I hope to show up under my Christmas tree this year. And what a beautiful Christmas tree it is. Seriously.
Now, I would like to put in a request, Broke and Bookish friends, that next year we don't wait until 5 days before Christmas to do this one. How about a couple weeks before, to give those lovely, wonderful, but clueless significant others/gift givers/Santa's elves time to locate said books on Amazon and take advantage of the free super saver shipping? Mmmmm?
All right, here we go.
10. Vegetariana by Nava Atlas -- remember when I mentioned this in my review of Literary Ladies? Still need to get my hands on a copy.
9. A Writer's Diary by Virginia Woolf -- key excerpts from my favorite author's many diaries
You Learn By Living by Eleanor Roosevelt -- the more I learn about her, the more I love her.
7. Reading Women by Stephanie Staal -- ever since reading Ingrid's review of it, I have been dying to get it.
6. Any Kazuo Ishiguro book I haven't read yet (any recommendations?)
5. Eats, Shoots, and Leaves by Lynne Truss -- I know, I know, this book was SO 6 years ago, but I never got around to it, and now, as an English teacher, I have a feeling I will find it particularly applicable.
4. Ulysses by James Joyce -- Not that I expect to read it any time soon, but it would be nice to know that it is on my bookshelf, patiently waiting for the day I feel particularly ambitious.
3. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens or any other of these beauties printed by Penguin.
Collected Autobiographies of Maya Angelou
1. A first-edition, with the dust jacket, copy of Orlando by Virginia Woolf *long sigh*
All right, Brad, (husband) go ahead and bookmark this page, and keep it in mind for next year.
What books are you hoping for this Christmas?