With the holiday season now upon us, have you left any hint – subtle or otherwise – for books family and friends might buy you for Christmas? Do you like to receive books, or do you prefer certificates so you can choose your own?
My hints aren't exactly subtle - I usually give my family a list of the books I'm wanting. I try to list them in order of my greatest "wantingness" but I'm always adding to the list, so that is sometime hard to do.
I prefer to receive books because I like for my family to inscribe them to me. It more meaningful to me if my hubby or my daughters write a little something inside each book - it's that special little touch I never get tired of.
However, if it's someone I don't see very often, I would rather have a gift certificate, just to make sure I get a book I'm really looking forward to.
Some of the books on this years Christmas Wish List:
- The Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cornwell
- Dracula by Dacre Stoker
- The Laughing Corpse (Graphic Novel, Book #1) by Laurell K. Hamilton
- American on Purpose by Craig Ferguson
- Angel Time by Anne Rice
- Shadowland by Alyson Noel
- Heat Wave by Richard Castle (Yes, I know this is a gimmick book, but I love this TV series)
- Sookie Stackhouse 8-Box Gift Set by Charlaine Harris
- Witch and Wizard by James Patterson
- The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver
- The Sandman by Neil Gaiman