The Book-a-day Challenge! – 23. The best present

10402932_10154850422220371_6107946694406976450_n (1)As I said a few days ago, I really struggle to think outside of the bookish box when it comes to Christmas gifts. There are a couple of wonderful websites out there however that expand on the theme, like the intellectual hilarity over at the Unemployed Philosophers Guild or the wonderful Willoughby Book club. For the purposes of this post however I am going to be entirely selfish, just because I feel like it, and talk about the book I would like for Christmas please Santa.

23. The best present

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I LOVE Michel Faber. I’d even go as far as to say I think he is one of the greatest contemporary literary fiction writers out there. Anything I have ever read by him is gold dust and I am hoping and praying that this phantasmagorical new offering is no different. The thought of a book and marriage that spans universes excites me greatly and I have no doubt will show just how easily Faber can turn his hand to yet another genre entirely disparate from his previous chunk of historical fiction; The Crimson Petal and the White. A vicar from London introducing the Bible to a bunch of aliens? How intriguing.

Only trouble is I’ll have to wait until the paperback comes out….not a huge fan of chunky hardbacks, however shiny and gold they are…

3 thoughts on “The Book-a-day Challenge! – 23. The best present

  1. Ooh, you’re in for a treat! I read an e-book but wish I had a hard copy; the aliens’ language is in alternative characters that didn’t show up in the file.

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      1. My goals are to read more of the books I own (I counted 155 unread in the flat alone — and then went to a secondhand bookshop this weekend and upped that total to 161!) and more from libraries. I also plan to be choosier about review books (so only accept paid ones or books too good to miss), and to set up a blog to collect all my online writing.

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