Yes, it is that time of year and my son is insisting I write up our Christmas list of wishes for the family and everyone else so we can go shopping. He's been insisting since the day after Thanksgiving. I really couldn't wrap my mind around Christmas until November was over. He had a huge list of things he'd written up on a piece of paper, filling it up from the front to the back. I told him to narrow it down to 15. We usually buy him three things from his list. Santa sometimes brings him things from his list. He has already emailed Santa at Northpole.com and has received an email letter back. Cool website, by the way, with lots of games and stories and of course, the Santa Tracker. Well worth checking out.
I still haven't written my Christmas list yet, because I really don't need anything. I have more than enough books waiting in the TBR pile, but everyday I come across a blog talking about a book that just sounds so good I add it to my book wish list. My Amazon list is pages long and my Barnes and Noble e book wish list is slowly catching up. At the beginning of this year, I did the unthinkable. I deleted every single thing on my wish list, because it was too long and just too many choices and I couldn't remember half the reasons I added them in the first place. I've been a bit more selective this year. Of course, I keep forgetting to use Amazon's nifty feature of adding a note to remind who I got the idea from and why. *sigh*
What books do I have on my wish list you ask? Books about writing, teaching, tweens, and fiction of course. I have such an eclectic list from classics to mysteries to historical to romance to paranormal, it's amazing. Some of the fiction books I have on my list are
Around the World with Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis. This one has special meaning because last month on my 51st birthday, my parents remembered that this is the book my dad was reading to my mom while she was in labor with me.
Immanuel's Veins by Ted Dekker
Surface Detail by Iain Banks
A Man Called Outlaw by K.M. Weiland
Saving Cee Cee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
The Snake's Pass by Bram Stoker
The Clovis Incident by Pari Noskin Taichert
Have you started your christmas list or wish list of books for 2011? What books and authors do you have on your wishlist?