Well thing is... In my house we stop getting Santa presents once we turn twelve. We still get presents from everyone else though. I'm not expecting any books for Christmas because I doubt anyone I know can catch up with what I own. Instead I'm going to tell you all what I am planning to buy for my self after Christmas.
1. The Hobbit by J. R. Tolkein
My grade 4 teacher read this to our class. I can't remember much about it except that I liked it at the time so I thought I should get myself a copy and have another read.
2. Some Wordsworth Classics
The Wordsworth editions aren't always as pretty as some classics, but they are normally half the price. I am thinking of getting more by Charlotte Bronte and F Scott Fitzgerald. I also want to try out Anne Bronte's 'The tenant of Wildfell hall' and give Virginia Woolf another go with 'To the Lighthouse'. The Jane Austen ones are quite pretty so if I was going to give any books as a present I would probably have gone with those.
3. Some Anthologies.
I really want to try out something by Neil gaiman and thought that 'Smoke and Mirrors' might be the way to go. I also want to read more anthologies by Alice Hoffman seeing as I liked 'The Red Garden' so much. F. Scott Fitzgerald has some anthologies that I want to Try out too.
4.'Orchid's on your Budget' by Majorie Hillis
One of those glitzy ole books that you just have to own. A non-fiction book written in the thirties (I think it was the thirties) about budgeting and still being glamorous.
5. Some more Magical Realism
'The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake' and 'The Peach Keeper' are two I have in mind.
6. 'Sisters Red' by Jackson Pearce
I love her Youtube vids so I thought it was about time that I read something of hers.
7.'Lola and the Boy Next Door'
8.'Day of the Triffids'
I read the first two chapters of this novel as a requirement for an English class in high school. The story line was so interesting...
9. 'Jasper Jones' by Craig Silvey
My art teacher was telling us about this book last year. I've wanted to read it ever since.
10. 'The Lost Hours' by Karen White
I want to try out this author.
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