Dear Santa Claus, Please bring me World Peace and a PlayStation 3

We may be people who are more at home in the world of the mind, but we’re people too, you know. We like stuff, too. In fact, there is so much on our shelves we’re coveting, we thought we’d share some with you.

Pictures of stuff courtesy of Donna and Jane.

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Julie covets:

New York: Portrait of a Bookstore City, by Reuel Golden

&

French computer bag with orange interior

 

Frank covets:

At Home: A Short History of Private Life, by Bill Bryson

&

Wooden Tic-Tac-Toe set with hand-blown Venetian Marbles

 

Lucia covets:

The Thousand Authumns of Jacob de Zoet, by David Mitchell

&

It Is Right to Draw Their Fur: Animal Renderings, by Dave Eggers

 

Eva Ophelia (Lucia’s little reader) covets:

Hourglass for kids

&

Keats’s Neighborhood – An Ezra Jack Keats Treasury

 

Jane covets:

Cleopatra: A Life, by Stacy Schiff

&

Candy-colored flatware

 

Kevin covets:

The Best American Comics 2010, edited by Neil Gaiman

&

Medieval chess set

 

BJ covets:

Faithful Place, by Tana French

&

Elegant ceramic canisters

 

Aida covets:

Bukapalooza: A boxed set of essays, short stories, pictures and poems in tiny, separate editions, to be read in the time it takes to drink a cup of coffee. ($1.49 each makes them perfect stocking stuffers!)

&

Fancy and cozy pajamas

 

Donna covets:

Atlas of World History, edited by Patrcik O’Brien

&

Handknit scarf

 

Lilly covets:

Historical Atlas of the North American Railroad

&

Boxed set of Rance soap, Made in Milan, original fragrance

 

Doug covets:

Selected Poems of Amy Clampitt

&

The Most Awesome Fire Truck Ever

 

 

What’s on your wish list?

On our beloved Patty’s daughter-in-law’s list were two things: a turquoise-colored scarf and a red one. When Patty wandered in 2 days ago, guess what she happened past. Go on. Guess.

Magic, I tell you. Magic!

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One response to “Dear Santa Claus, Please bring me World Peace and a PlayStation 3

  1. Lilly

    Also from my short list: ROCK AND ROLL VS. JAZZ CHESS SET!!!! Head-banging rockers vs. the Giants of Jazz…… what could be more awesomer????

    And the surprise most intriguing coffee table photography book turned out to be….. and I merely glanced at it when it came in…. believe it or not….I know, I know,… is… “The World of Gloria Vanderbilt”. Completely compelling, absorbing… with fantastic photos. Who knew!!!!???

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