Friday, November 28, 2008

Secret Santa Literary Style

If, like me, you're always ready to share/recommend books and cool journals with all and sundry, here's a neat idea: The Literary Secret Santa. Don your red suit, round up those merry little elves and direct the dog-drawn sleigh to your nearest Indie bookstore for a treat of anonymous giving.

Of course, working in a bookstore gives me some advantage in the pushing-books-on-strangers process, but it's easy to pick up. Trust me, you'll enjoy it.

Oh, yeah, check the link attached to my title for all the details.


  1. Lakin, my favorite Christmas book is Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris. I almost worked there (Santaland, Macy's) this winter, being kind of unemployed and all but I made the mistake of mentioning how much I enjoyed the Sedaris book and the women said "we don't mention that book here." I did not get the job.

  2. Too bad, you would have made a perfect (sardonic) elf! Did you have an Elf Name in mind? I can imagine Macy's not being so thrilled with SL Diaries. It's been our favorite Xmas story, too. We have a tradition of listening to it during our gift wrapping sessions, which so often occurs on Xmas Eve. It takes the place of going to mass, I guess.


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