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Help me make a list of books that I might like to receive for christams....

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popsycal Sun 19-Dec-04 20:14:49

DoesntChristmasDragOn Sun 19-Dec-04 20:15:33

What sort of books?

WideWebWitch Sun 19-Dec-04 20:16:20

Oh I had such a hard time in Borders not buying tons for myself! What do you like though?

WideWebWitch Sun 19-Dec-04 20:17:51

I bought this, The Timewaster letters but don't know who to give it to so may have it myself and

WideWebWitch Sun 19-Dec-04 20:18:36

and I want the latest Tom Wolfe

popsycal Sun 19-Dec-04 20:19:39

Oh i like most things!
Reading 'lighter' books at the moment but ready for something a little more involved.....
A new borders shop has just opened about 10 mins from us and I live there at the oment!

spacedonkey Sun 19-Dec-04 20:21:46

ooh i want the timewaster letters!

these are the books on my wish list:

Beloved by Toni Morrison;
Mr Wakefield's Crusade by Bernice Rubens;
Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger by Nigel Slater;
Law of the Playground: A Puerile and Disturbing Dictionary of Playground Insults and Games
Adrian Mole and The Weapons of Mass Destruction by Sue Townsend;
This Diary Will Change Your Life 2005 by Benrik;
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke;
Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down by Nicey, Wifey;
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez;
The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins;
This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen by Tadeusz Borowski, et al;
The Deadly Percheron by John Franklin Bardin;
If This Is a Man / The Truce by Primo Levi;

popsycal Sun 19-Dec-04 20:22:24

love at the time of cholera is a goregusly written book - read it

WideWebWitch Sun 19-Dec-04 20:22:44

I liked The Bitch in the house and have bought BIL The Bastard on the couch for Christmas. If you like reading about food, I loved Kitchen Confidential . Hmm, light novels? Let me think.

popsycal Sun 19-Dec-04 20:23:35

light or heavy is fine!
used to be an avid reader which kind of disappeared with ds and in the last 6 months, i have being trying to make more time..

JanH Sun 19-Dec-04 20:23:50

How about

The Guardian Stylebook
Never hit a jellyfish with a spade
Apes of Wrath
Tolkien's Letters from Father Christmas
The cat that could open the fridge

all of which are on my list for me!

candycane Sun 19-Dec-04 20:24:04

Well I know some of the books that I'd like; maybe some of them might inspire you! Nigella's "Feast", the new Philip Pullman (can't remember what it's called, something about a scarecrow I think), anything by Isabel Allende but especially "City Of Beasts" and its followup; Michael Palin's "Himalaya"; a history of chocolate and a history of votes for women; a biog of Jane Austen (yes, another one); do you like the sound of any of these? I'll do some more thinking later!! happy reading!

spacedonkey Sun 19-Dec-04 20:24:35

ooh yes Kitchen Confidential is great
do you like Nigella? I wouldn't mind a copy of Feast (but when I was pg cookery books made me cry for some weird reason)

WideWebWitch Sun 19-Dec-04 20:25:12

My sister is getting (don't click this link sister if you read this) this, amongst other things and my mum is getting Frenchwomen don't get fat

Demented Sun 19-Dec-04 20:25:17

I've got this on my wish list at Amazon (waiting for it to come out in paperback ), don't know if it's any good though.

spacedonkey Sun 19-Dec-04 20:26:59

on the classics front Diary of a Nobody is bloody hilarious

WideWebWitch Sun 19-Dec-04 20:27:42

I think I'm getting this, Janh, looks up your street!

popsycal Sun 19-Dec-04 20:29:06

VVV - i like the look of that!!

popsycal Sun 19-Dec-04 20:29:17

www even

WideWebWitch Sun 19-Dec-04 20:29:37

Things can only get better is v funny imo

JanH Sun 19-Dec-04 20:30:48

www, I have just added that to my amazon list! (I already have "between you and i"...)

WideWebWitch Sun 19-Dec-04 20:34:08

I liked The Great Food Gamble, also by John Humphrys but you won't eat salmon ever again unless it's organic. I don't seem to be very interested in fiction atm, don't know why, I used to be. I'm reading Married atm and enjoying it so far.

JanH Sun 19-Dec-04 20:34:23

pops, have you read any/many Bill Brysons? Notes from a Small Island , Neither Here nor There and Notes from a Big Country are all falling-off-your-chair funny (not always but YKWIM!)

WideWebWitch Sun 19-Dec-04 20:35:14

Oh, I loved Notes from a small island, great stuff!

spacedonkey Sun 19-Dec-04 20:35:43

if you haven't read Moab is my Washpot by Stephen Fry, that is an excellent read

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