omgsh i have been waiting for this list all month!!! ahem. anyway, today is top ten tuesday again hosted by the broke and the bookish. today is top ten books i hope santa brings. so i have to be the cynical one and say i dont believe in santa... (sorry everyone). so these are books that are on my endless TBR list and on my christmas wish list.
1. instructions by neil gaiman- one of my most favorite poems ever. i found out recently at work that it was illustrated and published as a picture book. needless to say, I WANT IT.
2. the tale of the nutcracker by alexander dumas/the nutcracker and the mouse king by e.t.a hoffman- ok i know im cheating by putting two books here. but the nutcracker is my favorite ballet as well as my favorite christmas story. it is just so sad that i do not own these books.
3. the joy luck club by amy tan- i have wanted this book FOREVER. i absolutely adore the movie and i think i borrowed this book from the library to read it about 3x. i think its about that time (as jonathan says ^_^) this book needs to be on my shelves.
4. stories: all new tales by neil gaiman- i am obsessed with anthologies. i love short stories and i love neil gaiman. why would i not want this book?
5. the pacific by hugh ambrose- i have the complete dvd collection of the mini series that was made about this book. i would rather read the book first. i know i said the same thing about band of brothers and it is still collecting dust on my shelf >_< i think i've said this before in one of my other posts, but i kinda have this thing for books about war. they have their own section on my shelves and everything.
6. metamaus: a look inside the modern classic, maus by art spiegelman- again with the war books. i loved maus and i see this book at work everyday. i swear sometimes it calls to me with the way the mouse on the cover is staring. "buyyyyyy meeeeee" >.<
7. atonement by ian mcewan- i LOVE the movie. i heard the book is amazing. this has been on my TBR list forever. i refuse to get it from the library because even if it ends up sucking, i'll still have it as a wonderful love/war story.
8. eloise series by kay thompson- ok in all honesty, i want the book eloise at christmastime because its my favorite christmas movie. however, i would like to have all the eloise books because i love eloise as a character. maybe more than i loved madeline as a kid.
9. east of the sun and west of the moon: old tales from the north- i think this is the one book that i dont care what edition it is or what publisher or illustrator. i just want to own the story east of the sun and west of the moon. it is what inspired my favorite book east by edith pattou. it is a fabulous story and i must have it.
10. d'aulaires' book of norse mythology- so, east of the sun and west of the moon is a norse tale. i have this thing for norse and celtic mythology. this edition has beautiful illustrations and wonderful stories and lots of information about norse mythology.