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Thread: Gifty Holidays are Coming! What's on your wish list?

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    Gifty Holidays are Coming! What's on your wish list?

    What does everyone want for the upcoming holidays? I'll admit I'm looking for book ideas to ask for, as well as what to get others.
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    I only have one wish list item that isn't a book. Since I can't share a bathroom, I wound up with the tiny guest bath in this house (it was my turn). And, also, since I can't stand a cluttered shower area, I've asked for this.

    Other than that, books. Always books:

    The Goblin Emperor, Katherine Addison
    Barbara Newhall Follett: A Life in Letters, Barbara Newhall Follett, Stefan Cooke
    The View From the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction, Neil Gaiman
    The History of the Kings of Britain, Geoffrey of Monmouth
    Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World, Bill Nye

    I have a huge list of books I want, but those are the ones I've spread the net for 'cause I'm greedy, but not TOO greedy.
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    Lol. Christmas lists always remind me of a friend of mine. He wanted Stephen King's It for Christmas when it came out. He told everyone he wanted it, and ended up getting seven copies. Because people had written in four of them he couldn't return them all.

    Let me know what you think of the Gaiman book. I'm hot and cold on him so I'm hesitant.
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    I'm not a fan of his fiction. I've tried. Really tried. I'm interested in other people's perspectives, though, and Neil Gaiman has a wide range of interests and interactions with a substantial number of people. I'm interested in how that has informed his own views. So.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ari Meermans View Post
    I'm not a fan of his fiction. I've tried. Really tried. I'm interested in other people's perspectives, though, and Neil Gaiman has a wide range of interests and interactions with a substantial number of people. I'm interested in how that has informed his own views. So.
    He is quite connected and influential. I've not read his non-fic. Of his fiction, I'm much more impressed with his adult fiction as in American Gods, Anansi Boys, and Neverwhere. His children's and YA have left me cold-ish. Yes, even Coraline.
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    My Wish List doesn't change a lot from year to year. I'm old enough now that I have a whole lot of what I want.
    • Hand-made salted caramels from Etsy seller Piece and Love Pie Company(the best ever--you will not be sorry!)
    • Silver rings
    • Cool fabric, any kind, in an amount sufficient to sew a thing. Blue and/or rayon especially desired.
    • Socks from Sock Dreams, especially black and denim blue
    • DVD/Blu-ray of Star Trek Beyond
    • CDs of writing music from David Arkenstone, Max Richter, Patrick O'Hearn

    Oddly, I don't have any books on my list that I'm sure I want to own. My library is doing really well at buying what I want to read, and I've already got books out the wazoo, with stacks on the floor in front of overloaded shelves. The last ten books I added to my Amazon wish list are all available at the branch two blocks from home.

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    Sorry, I got distracted at the "Piece and Love Pie Company" part. *thinks with stomach*
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    Seriously, buy the caramels. I was "meh" about caramels until these. They are fantastic and amazing.

    Edit: In recent years, I used to buy our sweet-toothed daughter maple candies from this place in Vermont, but this year, the price of the one-pound box is $15 and the shipping is $12.50. Bullcrap. I mail things often enough to know that shipping price is ridiculous, nearly double the actual cost. What a crappy thing to do, profit from the shipping and from the product. Not happening.
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    I only have one wish-list item this holiday season, and it's the same one that's on my husband's and son's lists: Contributions to his (son's) trip. He signed up for a school trip to Washington DC and New York this spring, and we have asked all our friends and relatives to contribute to that instead of buying gifts for any of us.
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    That's probably the closest one can come to the true meaning of Christmas.
    Pretending I'm a reasonable and pleasant person is utterly exhausting.

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    New Kindle. My old one is four years old and getting a bit wonky. It's not expensive and I love reading books on it.

    Soft lounging pants and top. For those days when I roll out of bed, grab a mug of coffee, and sequester myself in the home office.

    Warm socks. My feet are always cold

    Wine. Especially a pinot noir

    Amazon gift card

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    My Kindle's getting up there in age too. I hope I can get another year (or three or six) but I know the day's coming I'll need to get serious about a new one.
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    Am I the last person without a Kindle? I don't even want one, especially. When I'm home, I like paper books. When I travel, the iPad is fine.

    Stormie, I happen to have on the best lounging-around pants ever. Lands End Starfish pants. They look presentable but are as comfortable as PJs. I bought them for travel but wear them at home, too.
    Pretending I'm a reasonable and pleasant person is utterly exhausting.

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    Taming the Wilde, FemDom spotted--and striped--in the wild
    Men in Love, anthology about--hey, you're already there, aren't you?
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