Friday, November 23, 2012

My Christmas Present Wishlist

I've been slowly building my Christmas wish list on Amazon's wish list service, and as you might expect from a devoted reader such as myself it consists largely of books.

Of course I know I will never receive any of these unless I buy them myself, since most of my family are too technophobic to bother following the link I've sent them.  Every now and again I give in and buy something I've listed so it is constantly changing, but here's what's on there right now (in no particular order)...

The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
Red Seas Under Red Skies by Scott Lynch
Advent by James Treadwell
John Saturnall's Feast by Jonathan Norfolk
The Vanishing Act by Mette Jakobsen
I am Half-Sick of Shadows by Alan Bradley
The Small Hours by Susie Boyt
The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman
A Song of Ice and Fire (7 volume box set) by George R.R. Martin
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

Recently purchased...

Delusion in Death by J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts)
An Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears
The Howling Miller by Arto Paasilinna

Most of these are either recommendations I've seen on Mr B's website, or books in a sequence I started to read from a Mr B's spa recommendation.  I feel I should state that I have no direct affiliation with Mr B's other than being an avowed devotee of their sterling bookselling services, and their uncanny ability to find perfect little gems for me to read that I might never see otherwise.

1 comment:

  1. looks like I was wrong. Mum has figured out Amazon and some items have disappeared from my wishlist.
    A friend has also sent me mobi files for the 'A Song of Ice and Fire' sequence. The first 4 books at least, so given that my to be read pile was close to 50 books before, I should have plenty to keep me occupied.