Writer of YA, mainstream, and contemporary fiction. Shackled by RSIs. Published five stories anyway. Still writing. Admin at AlzAuthors, cross-blogging weekly to raise awareness of Alzheimer's and the dementias. Eclectic reader and book promoter. Follow my adventures in publishing.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
12 Reasons to Put Books at the Top of Your Holiday Gift List
and family tell me I’m easy to shop for - just buy me a book or a gift card to
a bookstore and you’re sure to make a hit.I make it even easier for them by posting the titles I’d like on my Amazon
wish list well before the holiday shopping season starts.Books are the perfect gift.Here are twelve reasons to put them at the
top of your holiday gift list.
can find something for everyone.There’s
a book for every reader, whether a cook book for your new mother-in-law, a
comic book for your niece, or a coffee table book for the boss who has
have a great excuse to spend an entire day at your favorite bookstore.Whether you’re shopping at the big box store
in the mall, your local bookseller on Main Street, or your favorite online
store, you can happily consume an entire day selecting books for everyone on
your list.Remember to stop long enough
to enjoy a latte and some biscotti at the café, or at your desk if you’re at
home, in your jammies, well beyond store hours.
gift can educate and entertain at the same time.
can transport your reader to another time and place, allowing them to see a
different world without having to buy airline tickets.
easy to wrap.
are an affordable way to “wow” someone.Even the latest blockbuster bestseller costs much less than, say, the
latest electronic gadget, and will most likely outlive its obsolescence.
easy to regift.And regift.And regift….
come in many varieties, so you’ll be sure to find just the right one to please,
whether it’s a hardcover, paperback, e-book, or audiobook.
small ones, like mass media paperbacks, make excellent stocking stuffers.So do gift cards.
can borrow it after the reader’s read it without appearing tacky.
can support your favorite books and authors by sharing them with others.
can also support your favorite bookseller, ensuring that books of all kinds are