Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Lists I: Books I Would Like to Receive

Were Santa to read my blog today, he would learn that I would like the following books for Christmas: Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset (because I am always in the mood to snuggle in with a long, highly imaginary novel in cold January and this one would count towards my goal of reading a book by every winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature); The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones (because I really enjoyed another novel of hers, Lost in Translation); Plants and Their Application to Ornament by Eugène Grasset (because I saw it at Paper Source and it is beautiful); Plum Sauce by Richard Usborne (because it is a companion guide to the books of P.G. Wodehouse and I plan to immerse myself in those in 2009); and Pork & Sons by Stéphane Reynaud (because it is an homage to the One Magical Animal); and Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates (because it is on Time Magazine's Top 100 Novels list and I want to read it before I see the movie).

3 comments :

Jesse Wiedinmyer said...

Revolutionary Road is the shit. Definitely check it out. I think I've already given away the most recent copy I'd had. I'd bump it to the top of the list if I were you.

Rose City Reader said...

Hi Jesse -- thanks for visiting!

I'll let the elves know that R.R. is my first choice.

Jesse Wiedinmyer said...

Have you ever read any John O'Hara? If you like O'Hara, you'll probably like Yates.

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