Welcome friends! I have started this entry in the global technosphere because I have been in love with books since the age of 2. Among the busy business of being a new teacher, this is my outlet for sharing thoughts on a love of reading a wide variety of books. My inspiration can be summed up with a yearbook quote from a teacher written when I was 8: "To the only girl at recess I see reading a book. Good for you!"
My blog title is quoted from a classmate who asked me this once. Believe it or not, I've also heard it as a teacher :D

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Top 10 Tuesday- Holiday Book Wish List

A weekly meme hosted @ The Broke and the Bookish.

I haven't participated in this meme in some time but this week's topic is irresistible :)

1)  11/22/63- Stephen King
His latest is getting lots of great reviews.  Time travel, alternative history...juicy.

2)  Seriously...I'm Kidding- Ellen DeGeneres
If it's anything like Ellen's show, this should be a cozy barrel of laughs :)

3)  Are You There, God?  It's Me, Margaret- Judy Blume
A children's classic I've never read.  I've got to see what all the fuss is about.

4)  Of Mice and Men- John Steinbeck
I've never read anything by John Steinbeck and I'm determined to get a move on.

5)  Karlology- Karl Pilkington
I love The Ricky Gervais Show and Karl's naive, all-too-serious quips are priceless.

6)  Sense & Sensibility- Jane Austen
Sad fact:  I have a copy of this book already (and it's a good, pocket-sized edition) but I have cover envy.  I love the Penguin classics hardcover edition.  And I have the same type of edition of Emma, Lady Chatterley's Lover, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and a similar one of Pride & Prejudice.  And it's preeeetttyyy...

7)  Last Night in Twisted River- John Irving
I've read 3 Irving books and can't get enough.  It's been some time since I've read something of his and have had all good things about his latest.

8)  Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland- Gerald Clarke
This biography is supposedly being adapted into a biopic with Anne Hathaway.  I love the TV-movie with Judy Davis and Garland's life with all its ups and downs was fascinating.

9)  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings- Maya Angelou
A classic I've been meaning to read for some time.

10)  Contact- Carl Sagan
I need more science fiction (or maybe it should be called science almost-fact, given the accuracies of so many classic books in this genre).  The movie was quite underrated, probably because of silly controversy over the subject matter.

Hope Santa is good to you.  If you've been naughty, you'll get the most boring, long-winded, stream-of-consciousness book with unrelatable characters, no discernible plot, no quotation marks to indicate dialogue, and will be full of typos.  Or Twilight.  Whichever is worse :)  (No offense to visitors who like Twilight--it was the easiest title to poke fun at).


  1. I love your list! 11/22/63 should be on mine. I love anything by Steinbeck. Hope your wishes come true! I had to laugh at your Twlight comment :)

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  2. I'm so with you on the Penguin hardcover editions. I have about 10 of them and I love them! There are a couple new Austen's (Northanger Abbey and Persuasion) that are being released in April. I can't wait to get me hands on them.

    Also, about Steinbeck, if you read Of Mice and Men, I'd encourage you to check out Travels With Charlie or Cannery Row (or both) as well. Mice is definitely a powerful book, but it's not a happy one. I hope you get to try more of his work before thinking he's just a downer!

  3. Hello! I love your list, I don't know how I missed putting 11/23/63 on my list, I Want it! Of Mice and Men was good, but then I haven't read anything by Steinbeck that I didn't like. I hope you get your wishes! Had to laugh at your "naughty" comment!

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  4. GREAT list! I enjoyed Contact a lot as well as Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret. 11/22/63 is also on my wishlist. :)

  5. I haven't read that Judy Blume book either. I should put it on my list for next year!

    Here's my Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings.

  6. Nice list. I don't think that the Blume will be the same as an adult, but it is a wonderful book. I just got a copy of the new King. It is a doorstopper, but hopefully it will be a good read.

  7. The Stephen King book is excellent - naturally. I'm about half way through. It's a loooong haul, but hoping to finish by the end of the year.

  8. Can I add your list to my list? I thought about putting 11/22/63 on my list too, but I already had a King book.

  9. Yay to Penguin clothbounds! I think they're going to be on a lot of peoples lists this year! Hope you get some/all of these :)