Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is (supposed to be) ten books I wouldn’t mind Santa bringing this year. But there are a few other things I’ve been wanting for a while that it would be really nice to see in my stocking or under my tree, so I’ve expanded my list to include a few bookish gifts.
#1 – an e-reader case
Specifically, the kind that opens like a book and sort of looks like you’re reading a real book when you’re using it. This is more for my husband’s benefit than mine. For some reason he can’t seem to associate “holding an e-reader” with “reading a book.” He says if I had a cover for it, he’d do a better job of not interrupting me while I’m using it.
#2 – a book light
One that could be clipped to a real book or an e-reader, since my old-school device doesn’t have a light of its own. I’ve lived without one for so long, but I have a feeling it would really come in handy for those late-night feeding sessions in a few months.
#3 – a bookish tote
I do have a plain black bag that I use for taking books to and from the library, and it works fine… most of the time… if I don’t have too many… and if they’re all of average size… but that’s just not what it’s meant for. Not only would a tote bag work better, but having one that proudly shares my love of reading would be a bonus.
Okay, now to the books! I’m really picky about which books I own… it has to be something I’ve already read and enjoyed and will want to read again. And just because a book meets those conditions is no guarantee I’ll buy it, because libraries are free, and I’m cheap (but also weirdly picky and have to have new books when I do buy them). So, yeah, there are lots of books I’d like to own a copy of but have yet to get for myself. This is where Santa comes in.
#4 – The Bells, by Richard Harvell
#5 – The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
#6 – The Bourne Identity, by Robert Ludlum
#7 – the Millennium trilogy, by Stieg Larsson
#8 – the All Souls trilogy, by Deborah Harkness
#9 – the Newsflesh trilogy, by Mira Grant
#10 – all of the Avatar: The Last Airbender comics
What bookish gifts are you hoping for – or have already gotten! – this holiday season?