Monday, December 14

"He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree." ~Roy L. Smith

Finals are over! Christmas is here!!

This Christmas, I don't expect to be receiving many gifts because I'm going to be in Taiwan for the whole Christmas season. Since I'm used to making a little Christmas list every year, I decided to make a list of things I would like to buy for myself for Christmas (I would make a list of the fabulous things that I've already bought for other people, but that would ruin the surprise).

1. The Amazon Kindle! My local Barnes and Noble finally got a Nook in, and while I won't deny it's pretty amazing, playing around with it has helped me decide on the Kindle! Now the money-saving starts . . . .

2. Star Wars: A Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy. Have you all seen the amazing things that are being done with pop-up books today? They are amazing. Seriously, the next time you're at Barnes and Noble or Borders, go to the children's section and check out the pop-up books. They are amazing works of art. Especially those by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart. I also would kind of like The Pop-Up Book of Phobias, but I'm afraid it would give me nightmares.

3. The Annotated Anne of Green Gables. I think someone I know is actually getting this for me, but I thought I would just mention how amazingly wonderful it is. It seems like no author makes more vague references than L.M. Montgomery. Even the quotes I think I understand I turn out to have never heard of before. I just wish they would publish an annotated edition of each book in the series. This reminds me of what else I dearly would like to buy: Looking for Anne of Green Gables: The Story of L.M. Montgomery and Her Literary Classic. I also discovered that if I owned a Kindle, I could own all of L.M. Montgomery's books for free! Oh the joy!

4. A lovely full spice rack. Lately I've been really into cooking, but it turns out that spices are expensive.

Okay, you know what? While making a fun little Christmas list seemed like a good idea in theory . . . now all I can do is think about the Kindle. So, this list is coming to an end so that I can spend some quality time on the Amazon website lusting after the Kindle.


Karen said...

Great list! I now have my Christmas shopping done. I've been trying to figure out a book to get Jason and I think the pop up book of phobias will be just right! I hope you get your kindle! I'm sorry we won't get a chance to see you this xmas. Karen

Katie Seamons said...

That was great! Who needs Oprah when we have Lia's Favorite list! lol You had me laughing, and missing you...hopefully I will get to see you before we leave to come back. Turns out we will be coming home on new years day since my nephew is getting baptised on the 2nd...