How To Give A Book


Every year at the holidays MotherReader, a very noteworthy book blog,  gives suggestions for the gifting of books and this year she has once again come up with a ton of suggestions. The list includes books for all ages and lovely additional things that go with the book to make the gift extra special. With wonderful bloggers like MotherReader around no one should be stuck for suggestions – holidays or birthday! So hop on over there and peruse the list!

Still Stuck For Gift Suggestions? Look No Further!


Barnes and Noble has created an almost perfect helper for selecting gifts with their Holiday Gift Guide which has recommendations galore. GALORE!!!

Here are just some of the great offerings they have:

For teens a selection of top picks HERE as well as suggestions about the coolest author of the moment HERE.

For the younger readers in your life suggestions of books that they should have in their library HERE so you can choose something great to add. As well as other magical reads HERE. And there are a couple of books that MLCWO needs to check out.

Sci-fi and Fantasy fans are catered to HERE.

Whovians HERE.

Walking Dead fans HERE.

Games of Throne fans HERE.

And for the consummate Star Wars fan you need to go HERE to pick up something extra cool for yourself your recipient.

There is so much inspiration that you probably can do all your gift shopping in one place. So pop on over to Barnes and Noble and start checking off your list.

And no, there is no compensation from BN for the plug – just a book lover sharing a great discovery!


Giving Gifts To Book Lovers That Aren’t Books

So, you have a bookish person in your life (or it is you) and you have tried to choose the perfect book and become overwhelmed with choices. Where to start?

Well, there are lots of  wonderful things besides books out there to tempt you. Here are some of today’s selections:

An essential ingredient for the page turning addict, a bookmark. There are thousands to choose from but here it a lovely little selection to get you started.

Author Bookmarks 


How many of us need this?

A classic piece of book jewelry.

Perfect for the younger readers in your life.

Or how about this lovely little guy?

And for the Whovian in your life.

With over 59,000 bookmarks on Etsy you can certainly find something unique and wonderful for any book lover.

The Elves Are Busy Helping With Your Gifts

With the holiday season in full swing it’s time to stop reading, put down the books and think what wonderful things to give as gifts? Everywhere you turn there are suggestions: socks, scarves and gloves, perfume, something for the kitchen. All good ideas, if not slightly ordinary and expected.

So, how to be creative and give the best present imaginable? Well, why not start with a book? After all you are a reader and book lover (or else you probably wouldn’t be reading this blog) so why not  share your love with your friends and family? Exactly.

Where to start with so many wonderful books to read? At this time of the year ‘Best of the year’ lists are all over the place and every publisher, book seller, newspaper, etc. have recommendations but really, where to start?

To help you here are some suggestions. NPR staff have created a truly wonderful, awe inspiring guide  – Concierge – with filters to help you choose what to read gift. There are LOADS of categories including Young Adult, Kids, fiction, cookbooks and much more. You can apply multiple filters to really focus your selection and then you’ve got your book(s) chosen. There are over 250 titles! And as if that wasn’t enough they have links to several other years with more choices. HERE. No reason not to find a book to read gift.

Happy reading!



To Read ASAP For Me!

It turns out one of my good friends has recently written a novel and to say I was shocked was an understatement. I know many people who love to write, but to actually get to the level where you can publish is a definite achievement and I am honestly so proud of her.

I haven’t read the book yet but I just found it on and I will be reading it really soon as it looks like exactly what I like to read.

The book is titled The Unknown by G.A. Viva! (Click to link to go to Amazon.)

I will definitely be reading it ASAP and getting a review out there. She has absolutely inspired me to try to get some of my writings published when I can finish them off, and I definitely will be trying to now.

So go check it out and let me know what you think. I’ll be reading it as soon as possible so look out for the review!

Have You Read Harry Potter Yet?

If not, you might like to know exactly how much time you will need to devote to plow through all the books. Of course, if you saw the movies it might be faster.

Well the good people over at Blinkbox Books (very worthwhile place to check out) have cleverly created an infographic to help you figure this out. HERE. Be aware there is some timed reading so don’t do this when you are really, really tired or you probably will get an incorrect result. Check it out and see what you think.