Making a list and checking it twice . . .

It’s getting to be that gift-giving time of year again. I mostly love shopping for friends and family, but there are always one or two folks who are impossible to gift. Luckily, there are always books. And not just great novels, but cookbooks and biographies and picture books and poetry and on and on.

So on this Monday when there are 40 days ’til Christmas, I have two questions for you. What book would you love to get and what book would you love to give?

I’m angling for a copy of Long Knife by James Alexander Thom. And I’m itching to give the entire Little House on the Prairie box set to my niece. (Man, just seeing a picture of the cover makes me want to set off across the prairie with Laura once again!)

6 thoughts on “Making a list and checking it twice . . .

  1. Ha! You beat me to it! My list of recommended books will run next month. 🙂 We have a $ limit on gifts (thank goodness: I’m self employed IN A RECESSION) so books work quite nicely as gifts. My personal list of “wants” is too long to mention, though I’d love to get the Steve Jobs bio. I’ve already purchased as gifts: When You Lie About Your Age the Terrorists Win, Dream Gardens, What’s a Cook to Do?, Sarah’s Key, Her Fearful Symmetry, Rin Tin Tin: The Life and Legend, a book featuring the art of Mucha, a book about the Beatles for my niece… and probably more I can’t think of. 🙂

  2. Oh Sarah! YES! James Thom is my favorite historical author (well, there’s Liz Curtis HIggs and Allan Eckert, too…). I have a letter from him I need to frame taken from my fandom days:) His novel, Follow the River, is another favorite, too. And any Little House book is tops with me. Love LI Wilder. I need to get some Willa Cather. Books made the most wonderful gifts to get or give!

    1. I have a letter from Wendell Berry–I know what you mean! I’ve read Follow the River since it’s tied to my home state of WV. As for Laura–I wanted to BE here for the longest time. My nickname at my first job was “half-pint” due to a certain resemblance . . .

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