This is a little late, but I hope it’s amazingness will be enough for an excuse/apology. Emily (for the bookish, one of my favorite blogs) sent me this like last week, but I dropped the ball and didn’t do anything with it. Sorry! I got so distracted by Christmas, books, presents, babies, season outfits, waiting for mail….. I could go on and on, but I’ll leave it at, “I forgot, oops.”. I’ve delayed you enough! Read on and enjoy this (slightly late) guest post! Thanks Emily (go check out her blog!!! Maybe we can encourage her to start blogging more again 😉 ).
Hi, (brooke)worms! Many of you probably know me, although I haven’t blogged in quite a while. I’m Emily from For the Bookish. When Brooke asked me to do a guest post, I was excited because it’s a good opportunity to stretch my blogging muscles. 😉
I love this time of year for so many reasons. The weather, the scents, the sweets, the music, the sweaters/scarves/boots, Christmas decorations, celebrating our savior’s birth–and I love picking out gifts that make me think of my family and friends. As a bookworm, it’s so fun to think of books that your reader or non-reader friends would enjoy. Also as a bookworm, I frequently get books as gifts from my own family and friends! (Hey, we’re easy to shop for. ;)) Since it’s five days before Christmas, I thought I’d share with you a few books I’m hoping to receive this Christmas. Maybe you’ve heard of them, or have read them yourself?
You guys. I saw this one while browsing in Barnes & Noble a few months ago, and it just seems like a fun addition to my shelf. First of all, just look at the cover! DROOLING. Not to mention it’s textured.
This book chronicles the making of a dictionary – and I can’t think of a better book for a word lover!
Alright, you guys. Tell me you haven’t heard of Rupi Kaur’s poetry. Every time I go into a bookstore, I gaze at her books in awe. This is similar to Word by Word in the fact that I purely want a copy of The Sun and Her Flowers so my shelf will shine–the print, the cover, the illustrations are just so satisfying to look at. Plus, the poetry is beautiful.
I’m pretty sure I’ve been talking about reading this one for YEARS. Seriously. It’s probably well-documented on my blog. If you’ve read it, please drop a comment below and spill the tea here–is it as good as all the hype?! I feel like I should mentally prepare myself before reading it… it is a highly acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winning book set in WWII. Another good reason to own it, because I love owning books with shiny medals on the front. 🙂
Que the fangirling! I first discovered this book whilst doing some research for a novel I’m working on set in 1958. Lillian Ross was a staff writer for The New Yorker for seven decades, starting in 1945. She covered years of history and interviewed a lot of historical figures – not to mention, she was simply a phenomenal writer. I became really interested in her since some of her peak articles were written during the time period of my story, but now I’m just in awe of her, period. This book was put together compiling some of her best pieces in 2015, but she died in September of this year at 99 years old. I’d highly recommend you guys to look up some of her articles. I really loved her interview with Ernest Hemingway in 1950. 🙂 I would jump up and down to have this!
What are some books on your Christmas list? Have you read or own any of the books I mentioned? And don’t you just love covers of books with a textured, raised-print?
Thank you so much for having me, Brooke. 🙂 Merry Christmas, bookworms!