So I had lunch in a colleague’s classroom the other day and she had posted her “Wish List” for Christmas on her board. A list jokingly (maybe) telling her students she would love, love, love red pens, batteries, Kleenex—you know—essentials for the job.
I read it and re-read it and my mind smiled. Not because she also “requested” a Mr. Potato Head and Bath and Body Works, but because my list for Santa pretty much reflects essentials for my new line of “work” too.
You see, all I want for Christmas this year…
Yep. Books. A whole bleep load of them.
Okay - I would really like for my kids to have a nice Christmas—you know—get everything on their list. Hee. Especially since my eleven-year-old asked for an agent for Mommy (I know - awwwww!)
But some books might be nice. Oh yeah—and a little time to READ THEM.
Here are some on my list to Santa:
1) Hunger Games (yes, I am the only person that hasn’t read the trilogy)
2) Fallout (ugh—STILL haven’t read Ellen Hopkins latest!)
3) Paradise Lost (Epic poem by the fab John Milton? Uh-huh… let’s just call it research)
4) The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest (Must. Finish. The series.)
5) The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Some of my kids rave about this one. I just want to know what IS the perk of being a wallflower?)
6) Looking for Alaska (recommended by one of my besties!)
7) Don’t Blink (I’m suffering JP withdrawals)
8) Kiss My Math (I may love to read and write, but I’m still a math nerd)
Gosh. That’s kind of a long list. I sure hope I’ve been a good girl this year.
Oh—and if you have any suggestions to add to the Alison’s Becoming a Permanent Hermit list, feel free to comment. Or send copies my way. Or donate money. That’d be cool.
I could probably check some of these out from the public library, but with my Christmas list I'm endeavoring to support the publishing industry. Considering Borders recently reported a loss of $74.4 million in their last quarter, I figure I'll contribute what I can. (See, Santa! I am a NICE person)
And reading helps me grow as a writer. Plus, I love losing myself in them.
So how 'bout it, folks. Any other recommendations for this book-loving recluse?