A few Tuesday memes #3December 23, 2014
Amazingly, I don't have a sad/embarrassing story to share with you this Tuesday! I must have gotten better at this whole life thing in the past week.
That being said, I am writing this post in advance (on Sunday afternoon) due to my upcoming trip, so it's entirely possible that something cringe-worthy will happen to me in the next 48-ish hours. Considering my family will soon be involved, it's almost a given. I'll be sure to regale you with whatever comes to pass next week.
Now, book memes!
I still remember the day my father took me to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books for the first time. It was the early summer of 1945, and we walked through the streets of a Barcelona trapped beneath ashen skies as dawn poured over Rambla de Santa Mónica in a wreath of liquid copper.
"Daniel, you mustn't tell anyone what you're about to see today," my father warned. "Not even your friend Tomás. No one."
"Not even Mommy?"
"Of course you can tell her," he answered, heavyhearted. "We keep no secrets from her. You can tell her everything."The dust jacket blurb is particularly illuminating here. "Barcelona, 1945—Just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes one day to find that he can no longer remember his mother's face." Sheesh, not even a few paragraphs in, and this novel is already doing its worst to tug at my heartstrings. What about you?
Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and Bookish. Today's topic: top ten books I wouldn't mind Santa bringing this year. I'm going to hearken back to my bookish holiday wish list for some help with this one.
1. The Complete Works, by Michel de Montaigne—Yes, I know this is cheating, because I already got it. Thanks, Santa!
2. The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, by Deb Perelman—This one is actually cheating, too, as this was my Day 8 or 9 gift during "The Twelve Days of Christmas" gifting my boyfriend and I did before our vacation. Knowing my diehard love for SK, he took the gift one step further (and almost made me cry) with this personalized inscription: