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Top Ten Tuesday #2: Top Ten Books I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing Me

Posted by Velox , in Top Ten Tuesday, Literature Dec 04 2012 · 235 views

Top Ten Tuesday Christmas Santa Books 2012

So on a few writing blogs I follow, there's a "Top Ten Tuesday" meme that people do, where each week they give a new theme, and you give your top ten books for that theme. I decided I'd start doing it here. The list is roughly in the order of most- to least-wanted.

 

I Wouldn't Mind Santa Bringing Me...

I don't think I need a 9 or 10. =P There's a lot of books I want, to be sure, but most of them are just books that I'd want to get on my own. These books are all (mostly) more expensive or hard to find (and thus more expensive as I'll have to buy them at full price instead of from a used bookstore), so I'd rather get them as gifts then buy them myself. Of course, once I get a job, I'll probably be buying one Collectible Edition book a month at least. =P 
 
~ Velox

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I want that Jules Verne book super much.

I gotta say though, I tried reading the Circle series, and I jus couldn't get into it. I don't particularly enjoy Dekker's writing style, and the symbolism was way to heavy handed. Like, more-so than Narnia.
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Dec 04 2012 02:52 PM

Those Barnes & Nobles leatherbound books are absolutely gorgeous. I have The Picture of Dorian Gray and The Collected Works of William Shakespeare and they look wonderful. The contents aren't that bad either. :P For Christmas I've dropped a few hints for The Divine Comedy. It's a pretty hefty tome but surely worthwhile.

 

Actually, looking at the link, there are way more copies in America that I'd want like the Douglas Adams one and H.G. Wells...Amazon better hurry themselves up...

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@ Eeko ~ Well, having not read it, I can't really say, but based on his book Skin, I like his writing style. I guess I'll see how this turns out, but I do have high hopes for it.

 

@ TWA ~ Yes, yes they are. I seriously want every single one, haha. Oh, B&N doesn't sell all of their books internationally? =/ But yeah, The Divine Comedy is great. I haven't read all of it, but I've enjoyed what I have. I have this awesome old-style hardback edition, that's kinda similar to these B&N books, hence it wasn't on my list up there. 

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:kaukau: I'm having trouble finding a hardcover version of Les Miserables.  Right now I have the paperback version that I have to try very hard to take care of.  If I had a leaderbound version, it would be one of the best Christmas gifts ever.  As a matter of fact, I think I'l look online right now just to see if there are any available, because even after finishing the paperback version I think I'm going to reread it, and I'd like the second time around to be a sturdier book.  Seriously, that thing is too think to be put in a frail paper binding.

 

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Yeah, I can't recall ever seeing one, actually. Then again, I've never really looked that much, as I've been waiting until I'm ready to read it (or whenever I happen to have an extra $30 laying around, haha). But I agree, a hardback version is definitely preferable. I'm sure that, if B&N doesn't have one in-store, it wouldn't be too hard to find online. 

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