For the Avid Reader on Your List

I'm so excited because a couple of people read my mind and got me Barnes & Noble gift cards for my birthday. I love to read and listen to music, so this is perrrrfect. Here's what I picked:

No. 1: Interpreter of Maladies, by Jhumpa Lahiri -- a 2000 Pulitzer-Prize winning collection of short stories about Indian-Americans caught between Western and Eastern culture.

No. 2: The Passport, by Herta Muller -- The 2009 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. This tale woven by a Romanian-born West Berliner is about a German miller trying to emigrate from his Romanian village to West Germany during the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu.

No. 3: Stuff Christians Like-- Christian humorist, blogger, thinker and pastor's kid Jon Acuff lampoons Christian culture in this collection of short essays drawn from his blog.

No. 4: Three of singer Brandi Carlile's soulful, crazy, gritty, heart-wrenching alt. rock/indie pop/folk-infused albums -- her self-titled release, and these two:

  • The Story

  • Give Up the Ghost

Yay for bookstore gift cards!

You may also like


Pam Elmore said...

Yay! Enjoy your presents!

(And Friday, I will enjoy your presence!)

Rachel E. Watson said...

Heh heh, oh Pam. :)

Adam said...

You have good taste.

Adam said...

Thought number two: my verification word for the first comment was "pecrifie." Definition - verb, intransitive. To turn to stone, esp. if a pectoral muscle

Rachel E. Watson said...

LOL, Adam, I feel a song coming on. "At first I was afraid, I was pecrified..."