She’s Making Her List…
With a mere 101 days until Santa slides down my chimney with a bag laden with loot, last night I started working on my Holiday Wish List: Version 2010.
I don’t really want anything other than books; I’m in a ‘paring down’ mode (read: throwing away everything that’s not nailed down). I’ve been reorganizing the house and am getting ready for an epic garage sale.
Scrolling through various blogs and websites, I searched for upcoming releases that will hopefully be found under the (pink) Book, Line, and Sinker Christmas tree this year.
Finding lesser-known or new authors was virtually impossible as most of the big sites and blogs heavily promote established authors. I selected a few titles but hope to come up with more next week while visiting my favorite indie bookshop in Vermont.
This book was made just for me, and I can’t wait to get my hands (and oven mitts) on it!
I adore Ina and wish she was my aunt or Godmother. I want to cavort in her kitchen as she whips up delicious meals and yummy desserts for me. I long to hang out in her pantry and drool over the wire racks of baking dishes and china.
Ina seems like the type of person who would be so easy to get along with. Did you know that she is a former White House nuclear power analyst under Presidents Ford and Carter? It’s true!
This cookbook is chock full of easy-for-me recipes with scads of glorious photographs and is being released on 10/25/2010 by Crown Publishing Group.
And because I can’t give up on Kay, Benton, Pete, and Lucy…
I’m game to give Patricia Cornwell’s 18th Kay Scarpetta installment a whirl. I’ve read all the others and have grown to really love the characters despite their flaws and foibles. For a series, I think Cornwell does a good job keeping the characters and plots fresh.
While the novels don’t rivet me like they once did, I’m still on board for an update on this group of old friends. I feel like Cornwell really helped create this genre and her novels acted as a springboard for many of the television shows and documentary-style programs in this vein.
Putnam is releasing Port Mortuary on November 30, 2010.
The first sentence of this memoir captivated me. I’m not sure if I can wait 100 days to read it…
I have to read this memoir if only to see that there’s some sort of redemption for the author. Also, who was this girl and what happened to her? What events led to her death? The cover is spare and doesn’t give much away about the contents.
After more research, I gleaned a few additional details but don’t want to know too much. I’d rather read the book and let the events unfold around me.
If you’re not a memoir fan, I urge you to reconsider your stance. There are so many great books out there in the genre–Teacher Man by the late Frank McCourt is one of my favorites.
McSweeney’s is releasing this one tomorrow, September 15th.
What books are you putting on your holiday or birthday list? Any new authors or titles that you want to tell me about?