Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Edi's Lighthouse Chatter: 65 days until Christmas 2010

Dear Readers,

it is still October 2010. That means a long, long time until Christmas 2010. Really???
Let's have a look at the calendar ....... ONLY 65 days until 24th of December!!!

Please breathe deeply. There is enough time to think about gifts for your dear and near ones AND of course for yourself. But don't procrastinate it.

You may know that I share my brain with four more personalities: Bona, Fide, Bona Fide and KotM (Keeper of the Minutes). We have had a hot discussion about Christmas, especially about Christmas gifts. We could not agree when to buy Christmas gifts: now, next month or on Christmas day.
But we agreed that today is a good day to start with our post series xx days until Christmas 2010.
From today until Christmas we will post recommendations - Christmas gift recommendations. As we all love books you will get mostly book recommendations. Whenever one of us finds something worth to recommend, we will share it with you. Don't be afraid, we do not post daily. The next ten centuries, years, months, days, hours, minutes, seconds we discussed who should be honored with the presentation of our first recommendation. And the winner is: KotM !

It must be him because he is the most serious of us and he was the only one with a gift recommendation.

Hello, my name is KotM. In former times I have been responsible to keep the minutes of our book discussions which I miss ... I'm sorry that belongs to an other topic. As the lousy rest of the team could offer nothing than vacuity, it is up tome to enlighten you with a first Christmas gift recommendation. I'm sure there is a near and dear one who is literate. Every your you get knots in your brain when you think about a gift for her/him. Fortunately you can rely on me. I know the perfect gift for all who are tired of Ebenezer Scrooge, The Grinch or The Stupidest Angel and who ever wanted to read a Sam Spade case located at the north-pole.
I found the ulitmative novel for you. Even the book will be released on October 28th, you can order it now which gives you more time to think about other gifts.

Todays recommendation for a literate dear and near one:

The Fat Man: A Tale of North Pole Noir (October 28th, 2010) [ISBN-13: 978-0525951957] by Ken Harmon.
"Fired from his longtime job as captain of the Coal Patrol, two-foot-three inch 1,300-year-old elf Gumdrop Coal is angry. He's one of Santa's original elves, inspired by the fat man's vision to bring joy to children on that one special day each year. But somewhere along the way things went sour for Gumdrop. Maybe it was delivering one too many lumps of coal for the Naughty List. Maybe it's the conspiracy against Christmas that he's starting to sense down every chimney. Either way, North Pole disillusionment is nothing new: Some elves brood with a bottle of nog, trying to forget their own wish list. Some get better. Some get bitter. Gumdrop Coal wants revenge. Justice is the only thing he knows, and so he decides to give a serious wakeup call to parents who can't keep their vile offspring from landing on the Naughty List. But when one parent winds up dead, his eye shot out with a Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model BB gun, Gumdrop Coal must learn who framed him and why. Along the way he'll escape the life-sucking plants of the Mistletoe Forrest, battle the infamous Tannenbomb Giant, and survive a close encounter with twelve very angry drummers and their violent friends. The horrible truth lurking behind the gingerbread doors of Kringle Town could spell the end of Christmas-and of the fat man himself. Holly Jolly!" [Source]
In case you will follow my recommendation please let me know whether it was a good recommendation or not.
And in case you would like to surprise me with a copy of The Fat Man: A Tale of North Pole Noir then please contact ediFanoB because I don't have a mail account.


Seak (Bryce L.) said...

I love how much Christmas is celebrated in Europe. It's just not as special in the US. I need to head over the pond already. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I was having a good day until yo reminded me that I have two months left to buy gifts - none of which have been purchased yet!

ediFanoB said...

there are also differences between European countries.
And to be honest commercialization is lurking behind every corner .....

I need to buy my gifts too :-)
As far as I know CassaStaR will be one of the recommendations .....

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