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If I'm going to do this, I'm doing it "right" -- well, right according to the 9 year old that still occupies my imagination this time of year. My apologies if this is cheesy, but I cannot resist!
I've been very good this year. (Yeah, right!) How are you? I hope you've had a good year. How are Mrs. Claus, the elves and the reindeer? Did Rudolph like the carrots I left for him last year? Tell him there will be more, right beside the milk & cookies. Those will be in their usual spot on the dining room table.
Well, Santa. Check this out: I started a book blog. So guess what's at the top of my list this year. Yep, that's right. You're a genius. I want books. So here are my top ten choices. Tell the elves that if they have trouble finding them at Chapters to ask a clerk -- they're generally very friendly.
by Cassandra Clare
Okay, Santa. I don't just want this book. I need it. Why? Because I have this teensy little problem with being an impulsive shopper and I picked up the second book, Clockwork Prince, for 30% off at Walmart. Yes. I know, Santa. I haven't finished the books by Cassandra Clare that I have. I'll get on that. Just bring me Clockwork Angel, okay?
by Marie Lu
Okay, Santa, here's the deal. This book sounds extremely interesting and I'm dying to read it. On my last trip to Chapters I was there two days too early and couldn't buy it because it hadn't released yet. Yes, Santa, I know I'm obsessed with these kinds of books. No, Santa. Clarisse doesn't have to know -- I know she thinks these kinds of books are scary. And no, I'm not sure if there is an edition being released in Reindeer so Dasher can read it. I'll check.
by Tahereh Mafi
Santa! When I went to Chapters specifically to buy this it was sold out! I hate that! So it's all up to you. I've heard such fabulous things about this book and I am dying to weigh in on the discussion. Care to help me out? Another one to have Clarisse avoid, although if you feel up to reading it to him, I'm pretty sure Comet would enjoy it from what I've heard. Seems to be a lot going on here.
The Dead-Tossed Waves
by Carrie Ryan
I just finished The Forest of Hands and Teeth and really enjoyed it. So it makes total sense that I want to read The Dead-Tossed Waves (and The Dark and Hollow Places, but I'll let family get that.) What?! Don't go pulling at your beard like that, it might fall out. (Or off. Depends on if this is The Santa or a "mall" Santa... Nevermind.) At least I didn't ask you for Hushed by Kelly York -- I think Ms. Donner's fur would all fall off. Family can take care of that one too, I'm sure.
The Probability of Miracles
by Wendy Wunder
Finally, something you can relate to. What? Don't tell me you think it's normal for reindeer to fly. Anyway, back to the book. This sounds extremely interesting and I've been wanting to check it out for a while. I figure I'll need something contemporary to counter all of these crazy dystopian, postopocolyptic and paranormal books I want to get. This looks like it should be the ticket.
by Jackson Pearce
Oh, look! A fairy tale retelling. I love those, don't you? C'mon, admit it. Every time one of these gets released you and Mrs. Claus have had it pre-ordered for the last six months. Who can blame you? Is there anything more popular as a fairy tale / legend / myth / whatever then Santa Claus? Now, don't go looking all bashful. You know it's the truth. Admit it!
by Jessie Harrell
Fine. You don't want to be the hottest thing in town mythology wise? Lets give that to Destined, then. Yes, I'm sure you already know that it's about Eros and Psyche. What did Cupid say? No. I'm certain the character's name is Eros. Absolutely positive. You could always switch it for him, I guess? Anyway, back to the main point. I think I want this one for Kindle. So if the elves want to avoid hunting for some of these books a gift card will work. You're pulling your beard again...
The Vincent Boys
by Abbi Glines
This one sounds really cute and it's another that I think would be best picked up for Kindle. You *did* buy Mrs. Claus a Kindle, right? It's gotta be very boring waiting all night for you to get back, you know. Maybe you should grab this for her, too. It looks like something that could keep her busy while you're out doing the toy delivery thing. Just an idea.
by Jus Accardo
Yes, Santa. I'm still here. The list is still going. You still awake? Good. Who doesn't love a story with an interesting and original idea. Touch looks like it has that going for it and more. (Another you might want to put on that Kindle I suggested for Mrs. Claus. Or perhaps she'd prefer a Nook?) Either way, I'm 98% positive that she likes things that are out of the ordinary and there's definitely some interesting stuff going on here. Worth a try.
by Angela Corbett
Last one. I promise. No! Seriously. This really is the last one. Maybe ten books were a few too many? Anyway, I've wanted to get this one ever since I heard about it. I was going to get a physical copy but now I see that there is a version for Kindle and still no simple way to get the actual thing here in Canada. So yes, once again my Kindle needs some love. Oh, by the way, if you use my suggestion for Mrs. Claus I recommend getting the touch. The 5 way thing on my model might be hard for her to see.
Anyway, Santa, I think that covers it. I don't expect to get every book on this list, but I think I've done a decent job of giving you a wide variety to choose from. If the whole thing makes your head ache, you can do the gift card thing instead. No, really. I won't be offended. Anyway, I'm sure you have lots of other letters to so I will end this one here.
Have a safe and happy flight!
Until next year,
So, guys. Can you tell I had fun with that? Thanks so much for humoring me this week. Let me know what you're hoping for from the jolly old man in red. I'd certainly love to know.