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!

 

 

The Holiday Season Has Started!

 

 

December 1 officially starts the holiday season. With Halloween and Thanksgiving tucked away for another year we can now listen to Christmas carols, drink eggnog, watch soppy holiday movies, elf the cat and anything else that doesn’t move and start planning gift giving. Ah, December.

To put you in the holiday spirit and help you get your inner elf on Book Riot has assembled some of the most beautiful crafts ideas based on books, paper and the printed word. These are gorgeous crafts that celebrate the season, and books. What could be better? HERE.

And to help you with your holiday preparations throughout the month of December you will get all sorts of gift and holiday ideas. The elves at mylibrarycardworeout are going to help you get through the season, with imagination and style! Stay tuned!!!!