A Super Awesome Giveaway and Top Ten Tuesday

Before I get into my Top Ten Tuesday list, I'd like to share the giveaway that I'm excited to be hosting. Cory from Coryographies has agreed to give one lucky Bookishly Boisterous reader a free bookshelf necklace- I have it in my hot little hands and am having a seriously hard time parting with it. But I will.

Check out Cory's Etsy Shop and Blog


All you have to do is "Like" Cory's page on Facebook and leave a comment below telling me one book you'd like for Christmas (it would be nice if you followed my blog, but it's not required since I know not everyone has Blogger). And remember, you don't have to have an account- just select "Name/URL" from the drop down menu under comments and fill in your name (URL not required). I'll announce the random winner on Saturday, December 15, so make sure to check back. And if you don't win, they retail for about $41 dollars, which isn't bad for such a cool piece.

And now for my Top Ten. I screwed up last week and did the wrong list, so this week I'll do last week's- ten books I'd like Santa to bring:

1. The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling- I have a feeling I won't love it, but I feel like I owe it to the author to decide for myself, rather than go by the reviews. If it was anyone else I may not feel that way, but she did do something special with Harry Potter.

2. Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan- All day, every day.

3. Flight Behavior by Barabara Kingsolver- Would be the first fictional book I've read by her.

4. Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie- Ever since seeing him speak a few months ago this one has been on my radar.

5. My Ideal Bookshelf by Jane Mount- I adore her prints and until I can afford my own custom piece this would make me happy.

6. The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan- This one has been on my radar for a really long time but I've never picked it up. Still love the cover.

7.  The Road to Woodstock by Holly George-Warren- Because I really wish I was a bra-burning, protest-attending, daisy-chain-weaving, free-loving hippie.

8.  Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple- The cover totally sucked me in (and the story seems interesting).

9. Solo by Rana Dasgupta- Another one with an amazing story and an equally intriguing story.

10. Bouchon Bakery by Thomas Keller- Because sometimes Pinterst doesn't cut it. 

Don't forget to enter below!

27 comments:

  1. I like her facebook page now. I think i would love to have Under the Dome by Stephen King.

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  2. I have heard such great things about Mr. Penumbra's I definitely will be checking it out soon. That necklace is darling I'm such a sucker for bookish jewelry. I want a hard cover of the night circus bad but no one seems to be carrying it any more :(

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  3. I can highly recommend Where'd You Go, Bernadette - I really enjoyed it. We have chosen Mr Penumbra's for our next book club read so I'm really looking forward to that. Flight Behaviour's on my TBR also, although I'm still yet to read her exalted classic The Poisonwood Bible.

    Here's my list:
    http://annabelsmith.tumblr.com/post/37662640254/authors-discovered-2012

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  4. Great list! David Levithan is such a great author, isn't he?

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  5. I want the J.K: Rowling one and Salman Rushdie's too ;-)

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  6. The Road to Woodstock by Holly George-Warren seems like a good first choice--i wrote the others down so that i could read them later--thank you very much <3

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  7. Oh my gosh, that is the awesomest necklace ever!

    As for the book I'd like for Christmas, I am sorely tempted to say Catflexing out of morbid curiosity (note: if you didn't read that installment of my blog, that reference probably won't make any sense...unless you checked it out of the Stanislaus Co. library while you lived in the Central Valley that is).

    However, if we're being serious, I guess I'd pick The Brothers Karamazov because it's a classic I've somehow missed (and I even took a Russian lit. class in college) and because I feel like I should really give Dostoevsky another chance since I'm not 16 and frivolous (ok I'm a little frivolous) anymore and might actually enjoy him this go around.

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  8. Hooray :) I don't want to enter to win my own necklace, but I will chip in!! I just read about a book called Savage Eden by K. M. Ashman that looks interesting... I'll hint at it to the husband :)

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  9. The necklace is bookish lay awesome. I would like to read The Vacancy too. Honestly, I am not a big fan of HP, but have heard that this is very different. I do hope that Santa is good to you. I am hoping for Insurgent myself. Thank you for stopping by my TTT.

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  10. I am probably the only book-loving person in America who hasn't read J.K.Rowling yet. Don't ask me why, 'cause I don't know. I think I will start with The Casual Vacancy instead of HP though.

    Heard about My Ideal Bookshelf on the Books on the Nightstand podcast- definitely going to check that one out.

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  11. Oooh, is this giveaway open internationally? Cos I liked her page anyway. I would love My Ideal Bookshelf, I think it's a super concept. And The Lover's Dictionary looks awesome too!

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  12. Omg I just looked at her site and I think this is the cutest necklace ever. I would love to win it. As for my book I want for Christmas J.K. Rowlings' The Casual Vacancy is on my to read list. I've been reading school books for the past 3 semesters and now that I'm graduating Saturday I'm excited to read fun books now.

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  13. The Casual Vacancy for me too! I am curious to see what JK can do other than Potter which was pretty good. Hmm, I like Cory's FB page already! Kath Lde

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  14. I 'liked' that facebook page. I think my daughter would probably like a necklace like that. 'Clockwork Angels' by Kevin J. Anderson & Neal Peart is top of my Christmas wishlist. I hope you get some of the books you are wishing for. Thanks for visiting my Top Ten earlier.

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  15. From what I've read of The Casual Vacancy, I'd be absolutely uninterested in reading it if anyone but Rowling had written it. As it is... I haven't yet, but I almost feel obligated. Harry Potter was just so wonderful. :)

    And I really ought to read Salman Rushdie one of these days.

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  16. i definitely want to read #1 and #3 on your list... i won #8 in a giveaway and need to read it soon!

    check out this post and let me know which charity i should donate to this month: http://growninsouthernground.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/comments-for-a-cause-2/

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  17. I want Hungry Girl's new cookbook, to the MAX for Christmas! I liked the facebook page, too. :)

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  18. Hi Christine, thanks for visiting.. My TTT is right there on this post that you visited: http://myrandrspace.blogspot.com/2012/12/yummy-tummy-tuesdays-kale-and-calabash.html
    but there are no links.. do look below the recipe..
    love your TTT, #1, 2, 3, 4, 8 and 9 are books I would love to read as well..

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  19. Great list!

    I hope you do like "The Casual Vacancy." A lot of people didn't, but I thought it was really interesting. Very different from HP, of course, but good for Rowling to go for something so drastically different.

    I can't wait to read "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?" and "Flight Behavior" and "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore" too. Happy reading!

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  20. I want The Casual Vacancy for Christmas. I know it isn't Harry Potter, but I think that I will read any and everything that JK Rowling publishes.

    Thanks necklace is cool, I want it.

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  21. Wow that necklace is so cool! I liked the facebook page. A book I really would like for christmas is Dash & Lily's book of dares by Rachel cohn & David Leviathan. :)

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  22. Super fun giveaway! I'm asking for the Inkheart Trilogy because people are shocked that I haven't read it yet...

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  23. The Casual Vacancy is a book I feel similarly about. I'm not drawn to it, but I feel I have to read it.
    Hope Santa brings some of your picks!

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  24. Awesome, I've seen this necklace on Pinterest I think & loved it! I liked their fb & will be adding your blog too! :)

    The book(s) I want the most for Christmas is the full Anne of Green Gables series. I just read the first one last month for the first time ever and am totally smitten lol. Thanks for hosting this!

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  25. I feel the same way about the Casual Vacancy, but I'm going to give it a chance. Here's Ours

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  26. That necklace is about the cutest thing I've ever seen :) I'm off to like her page and check out her other goodies! I would love to see Mr. Penumbra under my tree on Christmas morning

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