Tuesday, November 1, 2011

All I Want for Christmas... (1)

Wow. Is it time to think about Christmas already? My mom officially asked me for our Christmas lists today...so I guess it is. And that being the case...

All I Want for Christmas Is.... is a feature/meme sponsored by Danya at A Tapestry of Words. It is where we choose a book each week leading up to Christmas and say why it's made it onto our wishlists. And Danya would love to see what books everyone else is hoping to get, so make your post and link up at Danya's site.

To start things off, I would really like Santa to stick a copy of The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes under my tree this year. I've been a fan of Barnes for quite some time and I certainly want the chance to read his most recent work--and Man Booker Prize Winner! Here's the synopsis:

This intense new novel follows a middle-aged man as he contends with a past he has never much thought about—until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance, one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present. Tony Webster
thought he’d left all this behind as he built a life for himself, and by now his marriage and family and career have fallen into an amicable divorce and retirement. But he is then presented with a mysterious legacy that obliges him to reconsider a variety of things he thought he’d understood all along, and to revise his estimation of his own nature and place in the world.


Jenners said...

What a fun little idea for a meme! I love it. I'll have to see if I can fit it into my blogging schedule. I hope you get all your wishes this year!

danya said...

Thanks so much for joining in again this year, Bev! I'm excited to see what books you're hoping to get. And what perfect timing seeing that your mom just asked today for your wishlist!