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This week’s theme is what I wish Santa would get me. I don’t know that this is specific to books, because the word is ‘what’ I wish Santa would get me… And if it were only books, the list is long but perhaps not very exciting as we always post on books. SO I think, I will just put what is at the top of the list. Yes, and I will split it up… yes…
Steph’s Christmas Wish List
Book – So many… I think I’d like the whole Exodus series by Julie Bertagna because it’s dystopia, it’s mentioned so often and I have heard many many good things about it. Or perhaps Meg Rosoff’s How I Live Now – for the same reasons.
Experience – I want a trip to China! (but I guess I’ll take a ticket to see The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug – is this an appropriate time to mention that I don’t think ‘desolation’ means what they think it means?)
The Ridiculous Stuff that I will want forever until I’m rich and famous – A trip around the world! A summer cottage on a lake!
Books – Where to begin? Perhaps with Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, Across the Great Barrier and The Far West by Patricia C. Wrede. Or almost anything by Diana Wynne Jones.
Material good – Warm, neat-looking boots. Or thick woollen socks. (Yay, Dumbledore!)
Experience – Horseback and ballet lessons? Actually, for that I’d need a time-turner as well. Okay. Instead of books, I’d like a time-turner so that I have time to read, ride, and try ballet. And while I have the chance to ask, maybe a closet like Hermione’s purse?
Ridiculous stuff that I will want forever – A dog. A cat. Any animal that is intelligent and large enough to be a good companion. Feline, canine, equine – any or all.
Books: I really don’t want any more books. Just more time to read the ones I do have.
Material Good: A DVD box-set of Studio Ghibli movies, with the option to watch in original Japanese with English subtitles.
Experience: Watch The History Boys live, with the original cast- which is impossible since Richard Griffiths passed away. Or, I could hope against hope that a POC will be cast as a wizard protagonist, say Nathan Stewert-Jarrett or Richard Ayoade? But since none of that will happen
in this the darkest of timelines, I guess I could settle for eating proper (South) Indian food again.
Ridiculous Stuff: When I am rich and famous I will personally ensure that BBC does a Jo Rowling approved Marauders mini-series. Or make the first two things listed under “Experience” come true. (I can settle for Alan Bennett playing Hector.)
I actually just want one thing.
My niece, Zara, home finally. That would actually be enough of a present. ^_____^