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Three for Me

There was a little bit of snow this morning. I have made shortbread. Now I am considering my Christmas list. Here are three books that are on my always-getting-longer list:

Because she is adorable and the trailer has music from Amelie in it and I like to offer cute French commentary when I’m cooking too.

Because I am currently reading Wildwood and to me, it is a kind of a cross between Moonrise Kingdom and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. It is a delightfully whimsical adventure starring quirky, independent, outsider kids.

And this:

because I never read the first book even though it sounded absolutely perfect for me, and now look, there are 6 installments! I’m thinking Boxing Day Mystery Marathon on the couch with cocoa…

Are you listening Santa?

The Elf’s Best Reads of 2009

So here is my list of awards for best books read in 2009. (Note: not all of these titles were published in 2009. That’s just when I read them).

“And the 2009 Elfies go to…”

Best book read after a recommendation:

Hold Still – by Nina LaCour

Best book almost not read in 2009:

Paper Towns – by John Green

Best book to make me want to read On the Origin of Species:

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate – by Jacqueline Kelly

Best ARC ever received:

Catching Fire – by Suzanne Collins

Best audiobook read by a Brit (or by anyone, I think):

The Graveyard Book – by Neil Gaiman

Best book to make you start stockpiling canned goods:

the dead & the gone – by Susan Beth Pfeffer Continue reading