Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Something For Everyone! (or What Can You Get a Wookee For Christmas?*)

*with apologies to RSO Records

Tip of the Day: Need last minute gift ideas? Buy books. Seriously. For everyone you know. Support the industry!

Every year I buy books for my friends and family for Christmas -- whether or not they want them. :) I considered buying ebooks for some family members, but I don't know how I would do that exactly. Buy B&N/Amazon gift cards? I'm sure there's another way but I'm not sure what it is right now. So I went with good old paper books.

What I bought:

THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins for my two girlfriends who must read this book before the movie releases in March

UNBROKEN by Laura Hillenbrand for my dad and uncle; both are interested in flying, lived through WWII, and hopefully can discuss it with each other once they've read it.

JUST YOUR AVERAGE PRINCESS by Kristina Springer for my sis and sis-in-law. My sister sometimes reads this blog, but it should come as no surprise to her since I buy all of Tina's hilarious novels for them to compete with the sometimes tough realities and less humorous situations of our lives.

AU REVOIR, CRAZY EUROPEAN CHICK by Joe Schrieber for my brother, who usually reads and enjoys the YA titles I buy for him. This one I think he will especially appreciate since it is hilarious and each chapter starts with a real essay question from college applications and he is getting ready to interview and universities for a professorship. It is seriously too funny.

1Q84 by Haruki Murakami for my husband. I haven't read this one yet myself, but it's getting lots of buzz and he needs something else big to read while waiting for the next George R. R. Martin novel to come out.

I love having an excuse to buy lots of books! What titles did you buy for friends and relatives this holiday season?

Deena, Miss Subbing for Pubbing


Andrea said...

Thanks, sis! ;)

Kate Fall said...

This was one of the few years I didn't get my parents books for Christmas. They're Kindle addicts now. I'm not sure how to handle it. Anyway, my husband got a book on the D&H Railroad, where his grandfather worked, and my son got the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Now hopefully I will see some books under the tree for me!