Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas Secrets

I turned in my grades today. Then I did a quick cleaning sweep, and went to Amazon to order some Christmas gifts. Not to give away all my secrets, but mostly I'm giving people books for Christmas, and several people on my list are getting a copy of my book of the year, Nick Harkaway's The Gone-Away World. Several young people on my list are getting a copy of Cory Doctorow's Little Brother. I hope they've read George Orwell's 1984, but if they haven't, there's nothing wrong with working backwards. Personally, I've almost always read the parody first.

This button comes from My Friend Amy, and you can see suggestions for book gifts here.
Update: notice that I was responsible for spreading this idea to Whatever and getting attention for The Gone-Away World over there!


Harriet said...

I haven't read either of those, but I'm giving Rabih Alameddine's The Hakawati and Christopher Benfey's A Summer of Hummingbirds. AJ's getting the new Rick Riordan, which I have my doubts about, but I think AJ will love it just the same. This would be a good meme.

Jeanne said...

Yes, it would be a good meme. I'd love to know what other titles people are giving for gifts this year.

Harriet said...

I think I may ask the question in today's post.

Nick Harkaway said...

Yay! I nearly swallowed my tongue when I saw the Whatever thing. I was just thrilled.

Actually, I nearly swallowed my own entire head. However inherently tricky that might at first appear...

Happy 09!