The delightful bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish host this weekly list challenge. If you want to quadruple the size of your TBR AND find a bunch of great book blogs to follow head on over and check them out!
The topic this week is "ten books or bookish items that I wouldn't mind Santa leaving under my tree." Well!
It is a fact universally acknowledged that I could do all of my holiday shopping at a bookstore, and that the rest of the world could do all of their holiday shopping for me at the same location.
Although last year I told my husband, "You could not go wrong getting me a gift at Powell's," and he said, "Is that a challenge?" I immediately thought of math textbooks and marijuana-themed knick-knacks and assured him that it was NOT a challenge, smart-ass.
(Nothing against those who like math, or pot. Just not for me.)
But if a fairy godmother were to tell me to pick out ten things of any type, here is what I'd buy.
- Unicorn slippers. Obviously. And yes, they have them there. I believe it's this pair, although their website definitely doesn't showcase the full range of non-book items on hand.
- Adorable dishtowels. Yes, I am so freaking middle aged that I hanker after nice dishtowels. So sue me. Again, I'm having to find images elsewhere to show you what I'm talking about.
The awesome thing about this towel is that each of these cats has a command underneath it ("Sit," "Stay," "Down" etc.) that they are clearly in the process of ignoring.
- A bookish travel mug, because my son keeps taking travel mugs of water up to his room, then losing either the lid or the mug part.
- Pretty colored pencil set and this coloring book.
- Some sort of gorgeous calendar with big squares, because I'm old school.
- Bananagrams. Or maybe Cards Against Humanity. Some sort of game that would stay interesting over multiple playings.
- Every book on my "Wendy Wants" list that is not available through the public library. (You were wondering where the books were, right? I usually only buy books for my classroom, and this list is for me, and these are the only ones I really want to possess, at least long enough to read them.)
- The complete collection of Jon Klassen "Hat" books. I know, I just said I don't need to own books I can read elsewhere, but these are so great.
- The first edition copy of The Good Master by Kate Seredy that I saw there last year. I couldn't bring myself to buy it, but now I regret that. The Good Master and The Singing Tree really mean a lot to me, as explained in this post.
- A limitless gift card. HA HA HA just kidding. You never get to use a wish to wish for more wishes. Um, I know there are more cute things there that I always drool over, but I'll go with these Little Women sticky notes. Any of these strike your fancy? Ugh, I almost just asked what would look good under your Christmas tree, but that's rather presumptive, isn't it? Let's go with what would make you do that happy gasp when you unwrapped it? (Okay, now THAT just sounds dirty. Sorry. Sort of.)