I didn't finish up Charlotte Doyle last night because I had a Christmas party to attend for my church. To the right you will notice an adorable owl gift bag that I crafted myself for the occasion. Then one woman asked me how to open it, and I said-I'm afraid you'll have to decapitate him! That part was not festive, but it was cute while it lasted!
I mentioned earlier that books dominate my Christmas list. Specifically I'm asking for: Blog, Inc by Joy Cho, Bossypants by Tina Fey and The Happiness Project and Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin. Do I get extra points for asking only for big-kid books? Double points since they are all non-fiction? Triple points just because?
But what should you get the readers on your list? Let's find out!
For the College Student Whose Brain Just Exploded From Finals: Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson. I've seen the looks on students faces as they emerge from finals. It's not a good look. They need some wildly inappropriate humor. Re-establish yourself as the cool aunt by giving them this book.
Finally, For The Person Who Has Everything: Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor. You had to know this was coming. How could I not recommend these books as gifts? Here's why this is the perfect gift for the person that has everything: do they have Chimera, a Wishmonger, a necklace of animal teeth, leagues of Seraphim, and a blue-haired step-daughter that drives them crazy? Okay, some might have that last one, but everything else is pretty unheard of, so give them the gift of adventure, without all the pesky vaccinations and travel restrictions.
So tell me, did I leave anything out? Are there any reader-related gifts you would recommend? Or maybe you're hoping that Santa shops at the bookstore too!