Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature by the blog The Broke and the Bookish,
and this week the topic was a freebie, as in we can pick what we want to list.
I couldn’t really think of anything, then I remembered: it’s my birthday next
week, and I always want books, so I thought I’d do a list of the top ten books
I want for my birthday. Not necessarily new books, just books I really want. I
couldn’t think of 10, because I am more of an impulse buyer. I see a book I
want and then buy it.
They re-released Harry
Potter with new covers, which are just gorgeous. And when you put the books
next to each other in order on your shelf the back makes up Hogwarts as seen here, and
they’re just so beautiful and magnificent. And it’s not enough to have one full
matching set of HP.
It just looks really
good, and because I am surprisingly superficial I also really love the covers
and they make me want to read them.
Firstly it’s gorgeous
to look at, it’s sort of a coffee table book. Not really something you read
from cover to cover. It’s basically a fictional biography of a biologist and
also an anatomy book for things like dragons and faeries and stuff. It looks
4. Complete Roald Dahl
I was really into
Roald Dahl when I was little. I read Matilda, and the BFG, Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory and so on, but I read them in Norwegian. I really want to
read them in English. I like Roald Dahl to the extent that my mother bought me
a huge pop-up book of Charlie and the Chocolate factory for Christmas and I
sort of squealed. I’m 26.
5. Grimm’s Fairytales
– a really pretty version
I really like
fairytales, and I really want a pretty, big, gorgeous version of Grimm’s
fairytales. Because you know, fairytales.
Mainly because I just
haven’t bought it yet, and I just never seem to get around to doing it. And
that’s a shame, because I really loved the first two books.
these covers, because again, I’m shallow and superficial. I have read a couple
of Vonnegut books now, and I quite like them, so I want to read more.
They just look really
cool and I like the concept of an island of slightly odd and weird people. And
the combination of text and photos fascinates me. So that’s something.