From The Broke and the Bookish. Decided I’d jump on the bandwagon and start doing it here. The list is roughly in the order of most- to least-wanted.
I Wouldn’t Mind Santa Bringing Me…
- Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo, hardback, unabridged, preferably leather-bound. I only have an abridged version, and I would love to read the full, unabridged version some day.
- Lone Survivor, by Marcus Luttrell. An amazing story from what I’ve heard, and Marcus Luttrell is an awesome man. I’d love to read this and own it.
- Vince Flynn Collectible Editions #1, #2, #3, and #4. One of, if not my, favorite authors, and I’d really love to have these awesome Collectible Editions.
- The Circle Trilogy, by Ted Dekker. An awesome author, and I’ve heard this series is great.
- No Rest for the Dead, by Various Authors. It features a lot of authors I like, collaborating together. Why not?
- Special hardback The Hobbit. As you can probably tell, I like Collectible Editions (or if you can’t tell yet, wait until #8).
- 75th Anniversary Edition of The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien. Enough said.
- Pretty much any of the Barnes and Noble Leather Collectible Edition books (seriously, these things are amazing. Most are less than $25. The ones I want most, in no particular order, are: The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas; Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allen Poe; The Complete Sherlock Holmes; The Chronicles of Narnia; The Picture of Dorian Gray and Other Works; Ernest Hemingway: Four Novels; Charles Dickens: Five Novels; Jules Verne: Seven Novels; To Kill a Mockingbird; Jurassic Park/The Lost World; H. P. Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction; Stephen King: Three Novels; The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Other Novels; H.G. Wells: Seven Novels. Some day I hope to get all of them, but those are the most important. Some of these books I already have, but in a different format, so I guess I’d like the ones that I don’t have at all first. Of these Collectible Edition books, I have the Complete Works of William Shakespeare and the Constitution of the United States (and selected writings of the Founding Fathers).
I don’t think I need a 9 or 10. =P There’s a lot of books I want, to be sure, but most of them are just books that I’d want to get on my own. These books are all (mostly) more expensive or hard to find (and thus more expensive as I’ll have to buy them at full price instead of from a used bookstore), so I’d rather get them as gifts then buy them myself. Of course, once I get a job, I’ll probably be buying one Collectible Edition book a month at least. =P