Chronicle Books is hosting a Happy Haul-idays contest for bloggers and readers of blogs. To check it out head over to Chronicle’s Happy Haul-idays website for all the details but basically you make up your dream wish list from Chronicle’s listing up to $500 and you and a lucky reader can win those books. Thanks to bookalicio.us for bringing this to my attention.
So on to my choices:
By Cokie Roberts, Susan Stamberg, Noah Adams, John Ydstie, Renee Montagne, Ari Shapiro, and David Folkenflik
“Always put the listener first” has been NPR’s mantra since its inception in 1970. Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, NPR’s programming attracts over 27 million listeners every week. This beautifully designed volume chronicles NPR’s storied history, featuring dozens of behind-the-scenes photos, essays and original reporting by a who’s who of NPR staff and correspondents, transcripts of memorable interviews, and an audio CD of the most memorable programming throughout the decades. Beyond an entertaining and inspiring tribute to NPR’s remarkable history, this book is an intimate look at the news and stories that have shaped our world, from the people who were on the ground and on the air.
I love NPR. It keeps me company on the commute to and from work (baring pledge week when I skip because I’m a high fidelity member). I think this book would be very interesting to review.
By Lisa Nola Illustrations by Nathaniel Russell
List-makers rejoice! This quirky and imaginative guided journal is the ultimate tool for creating a unique autobiography entirely in list form. Some lists are obvious (greatest accomplishments, best friends, favorite food), others obscure (guiltiest pleasures, greatest acts of kindness, personal fashion trends), and each list is accompanied by hilarious illustrations. Listography is perfect for getting down all the details of a life less ordinary.
I love these books! I bought them for friends and they loved them. This seemed liked a perfect fit.
By Lisa Nola Illustrations by Maria Forde
Fans of our Listography journals (over 120,000 copies sold) have told us how much they enjoy sharing and creating lists with their friends. So, here it is: Friends Listography—the perfect journal for parties, school or the office! With list topics that range from the ever-popular (favorite movies) to the unexpected (predict your friend’s fortune cookie), each page is organized for maximum friend-making, team-building, and list-making fun.
I love the idea of a Friends Listography. This could be a lot of fun. Like playing that “name 6 people you would invite to a dinner party” game.
Fortune-Telling Book of Dreams
Inspired by a vintage book, this delightful guide deciphers dreams to predict the future. It compiles over 1,000 dream symbols and reveals what they portend for the dreamer. This gilded, faux-leather book is irresistible to pick up; its content is so compelling, it’s impossible to put down.
It’s been a while since I’ve actually remembered a dream but I always loved reading into the symbolism behind people’s dreams. It’s usually surprising.