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SantaThing Gift

Member: masterdeski

Book tastes

For fiction: fantasy, dragons, Tolkien, Dresden Files, Pern, Darkover, Mercedes Lackey, Redwall, CSI For non-fiction: linguistics, forensics, world or ancient history, mythology or ancient religions, plastic canvas craft patterns, adult coloring books

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horror, Christian fiction, romance

Other notes

I've asked SantaThing for two things, and I've gotten some really great gifts every year: the first book of an excellent long sci-fi or fantasy series, and a history book covering a specific topic rather than a particular time period (ex: History of World in 6 Glasses or Women's Work 1st 20k years). Of the second, there are several in my wishlist that were suggested by others.


United States

Santa: Select books from Amazon.com

Store: Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com)

Amount to spend: $45.00 USD

princefan's picks so far.

0143126024https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0143126024/A History of the World in 12 Maps21.96
9780756404741https://www.amazon.com/Name-Wind-Patrick-Rothfuss/dp/0756404746/The Name of the Wind8.09
1481440225https://www.amazon.com/Wild-Magic-Immortals-Tamora-Pierce/dp/1481440225/Wild Magic (The Immortals)7.98
1942268408https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1942268408Celtic Designs Coloring Book: Celtic Tattoos, Celtic Knots, Tree of Life, Celtic Crosses, Celtic Animals6.95

Secret Santa

masterdeski's Secret Santa is princefan. Help princefan pick the right book.


seongeona: The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle) by Patrick Rothfuss

(Wed, 28 Nov 2018 19:40:22 -0500)

BerlinBibliophile: Seconding the Name of the Wind.

For Mercedes Lackey Fans I recommend the Tortall books by Tamora Pierce. I would start with Wild Magic for this person, since it also involves special animals strongly.

For non-fiction, I would suggest The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a really good microhistory (aka about one specific subject rather than a time period). It's about scientific history with a strong social perspective.

(Fri, 30 Nov 2018 05:06:09 -0500)

princefan: Happy Holidays masterdeski! :o) (Fri, 30 Nov 2018 20:57:08 -0500)

EllsieFind: Maybe Circe by Madeline Miller? (Wed, 05 Dec 2018 18:09:18 -0500)

lorannen: Done. (Fri, 14 Dec 2018 01:37:03 -0500)

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