Top Ten Tuesday: Top ten bookish gifts I’d love to find by the light of my menorah (2017)

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Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books I Hope Santa Brings… but since I don’t get visits from Santa, I thought I’d make my post title a little more relevant to my life.

Tuesday is the last night of Hanukkah this year. Where did the holiday go? My TTT list this week isn’t really a practical wish list — it’s more about the luxury bookish things that I’d probably never buy myself, but would 100% be happy to have if the little Hanukkah fairies felt like dropping them off. (And yes, some of these are repeats from last year. A reader can dream, can’t she?)

1. Slayers & Vampires: The Complete Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Buffy and Angel by Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman: There is ALWAYS room on my shelf for another Buffy book.

2. The illustrated edition of Game of Thrones: Because having beat-up paperback editions on my shelf just isn’t enough. The book looks gorgeous.

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3. The Outlander Kitchen: This is funny if you know me, because I absolutely DO NOT COOK. I’m sure my husband would be rolling on the floor laughing hysterically right now if he knew I put a cookbook on my wishlist. But look! It’s Outlander, and it’s so pretty!

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4. Any of all of these new Penguin hardcover editions of classic sci fi novels. Don’t these look amazing?

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5. Have you seen the Harry Potter collection from Pendleton? Gorgeous… not that I would ever spend this kind of money on a fangirl blanket. But SO gorgeous.

6. I think it might be fun to have a Monopoly set from one of my favorite fandoms:

 

7. A gorgeous leather-bound edition of a favorite book (oh, say Outlander, for example) from Easton Press.

 

 

8. I’d love to find a coffee table book of Moby Dick, with beautiful illustrations and complete annotations of the text. I haven’t actually seen one (although I haven’t looked at that hard either), but that’s what I want.

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9 and beyond: There are really tons of books I’d love to own, but will probably end up borrowing from the library:.

Whatever you’ll be celebrating this holiday season, may the bookish gift fairies be very kind to you!

Happy Holidays!

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17 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top ten bookish gifts I’d love to find by the light of my menorah (2017)

    • Oh, I’ve definitely read A Game of Thrones — it’s just that my paperback copy is falling apart, and I’d really love to get that illustrated edition. 🙂 But if you haven’t read it, you should! Thanks for stopping by.

  1. Happy Hanukkah, Lisa, I hope you’ve had a lovely holiday this year! The illustrated edition of Game of Thrones is beautiful – also heLLO illustrated Ned Stark, how you doin’? – and I haven’t started reading the Outlander books yet but even I wouldn’t mind owning a copy of that cookbook. Those new Penguin sci-fi editions are very pretty, too – I desperately need to read some of Ursula Le Guin’s work – and I really need to read Little Fires Everywhere, I loved Everything I Never Told You. Whether you buy a copy or get it out from the library I highly recommend reading Stay With Me – I loved it!

    • I’ve been eying Stay With Me for weeks now — it’s on hold at the library, but I may have to break down and treat myself to a copy. 🙂 I’m so glad to hear you loved it! I still need to read Everything I Never Told You — maybe I should start there, since I actually have a copy. Happy Holidays!

  2. Wow, those Game of Thrones illustrations do look amazing. Oooh I love the Harry Potter blanket but ddaaaammmmnnnn $299!? Yeah I wouldn’t spend that kind of money on a blanket either, I don’t care how cozy it is.

    • Yeah, I think a $299 blanket (even though it’s amazing!!) is waaaay down on the list of things I’d actually spend money on… but it’s nice to dream. 🙂

  3. Oh my gosh, so many things on your list!!! I didn’t know Pendleton had any Harry Potter blankets!!! So sad they’re so expensive though 😦 The Game of Thrones illustrated edition is absolutely beautiful. I’ve seen it on Book Outlet here and there.

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