Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Books I Want Santa to Bring Me

Honestly, I have all the books I need, but I wouldn't say no to these additions. 

1. Cake Boss by Buddy Valastro - I love this show and I love Buddy's family. I'd love to read more about his dad who just seems like he was a really great man. This has been on my wishlist since it came out.
2. And Furthermore by Judi Dench - I freaking love Judi Dench. The only actress I love more is Maggie Smith (who should also write a book). I hardly ever by non-fiction even though I love biographies and memoirs. I'm sure this book will be amazing.
3. Becoming Marie Antoinette by Juliet Grey - Can you just look at the cover of this book? It just screams Lindsey please read me. I'm sure I'll cave and buy it soon.
4. A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz - This cover looks delightfully creepy and I love fairy tales.
5. Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury - This seems like it is a mix up of a regency novel and Egyptology which is pretty much book gold in my book. Love the cover too.

6. The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt by Caroline Preston - I love the idea of this book. A story told in scrapbook style. The story sounds good too, about a woman mixed up with a married man. 
7. The Dictionary of Imaginary Places - This book is like an encyclopedia of fictional lands. Being the book nerd I am, I can't wait to read it. Narnia, Neverland, Middle Earth... they're all in here.

8. Religious Signing - This book teaches you how to sign religious words. I'd love to be able to teach CJ to pray and sign.

9. Jane Austen Made Me Do It - Lauren Willig is one of the contributing writers to this compilation. I love her books and I love Jane Austen so I'm sure I'll love this.
10. Mirage : Napoleon's Scientist and the Unveiling of Egypt - I'm a big Egypt nerd, so this book about how Napoleon "discovered" Egypt and all of its glory, thus creating Egyptomania back in Europe, sounds amazing. 

I happen to know that I'm getting this beauty for christmas from my Secret Santa. It contains the B&N leatherbound editions of Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, The Picture of Dorian Grey, Dracula, Huck Finn, and Wuthering Heights. While I hate Wuthering Heights with a wuthering (not a word btw) passion, I loooove this set enough to deal with it. I want to replace all my beat up paperback classics with these beautiful leatherbound editions. I already got the children's set. Pin It


  1. The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt is AWESOME! I read it right after I finished The Paris Wife. It's a perfect pairing and if Santa doesn't bring it I suggest you treat yourself. It's worth it! Here is my list http://wp.me/pzUn5-H2

  2. I'm definitely going to get if I get any gift cards to B&N.


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