Friday, November 13, 2009

Santa's Going To B&N

I'd like to thank Jen over at Jennifer J. Bennett for inspiring today's post. You see, yesterday Jen blogged about getting ready for the holidays and thus Christmas shopping. Now, every year I say I'm not going to spend a lot of money and that I'll be DONE by Dec. 15th. And every year I fail at these goals miserably.

BUT NOT THIS YEAR.

Because this year everyone on my list is getting books. Wait, make that a book. Because you know what? I love bookstores and if I'm going to spend the money it should go to an industry that deserves it. No books from Walmart either. Nope, they're going to be purchased from genuine bookstores. Heck, indie ones if I can find 'em.

So, spread the love. While you're making out your holiday gift giving list this year, don't forget about books! They're the perfect gift: completely customizable (write a little note on the inside flap) and personal (everyone loves something.Find out what that something is and you'll find a book to match).

This year, the spirit of giving really will make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. I'm becoming less Grinch by the minute!
Wait, what was that? Yep, my heart just grew three times its size today.

13 comments:

Bane of Anubis said...

Very good idea... now just need to figure out what people like ;)

Stephanie Thornton said...

That's a great idea! I've already gotten my grandma some large print books, but there are oodles of sisters and brothers (in-laws too) that could probably use books.

Genius!

Steph Damore said...

Bane, I know. Does anyone have any suggestions what I should get my 13 year old nephew? Not sure what's popular right now...

Steph - Large print books? Now that's a great idea!

Bethers said...

I bet your mom would like a new cook book....in large print

J.J. Bennett said...

Thanks Steph. I love books and I think they make the perfect gifts. I think my heart grew today too.

J.J. Bennett said...

The boys at my school like "The Hunger Games", "The Candy Shop War", The John Flannagan Series, or Chronicles of Vladmire Tod Series.

Steph Damore said...

Thanks Jen for the suggestions.

Bethers- I'm sure my Mom would. She can't cook. JK. You really want one? I'm on it!

Wendy Sparrow said...

Audiobooks are great for commuters, kids learning to read, and those with low vision. I'm planning on giving several audiobooks to my grandmother who is blind, but I also recently loaned a bunch of books to a teenager with dyslexia who improves her reading by following along in the book while listening to the cd.

Anyway--just thought I'd throw in a plug for audiobooks.

Stephen Tremp said...

I love to give and receive B&N and Borders gift cards. What better gift to give? Besides, I really don't know if I select a book if the recipient will like it. Let them pick out what they want.

Stephen Tremp

A misinterpreted wave said...

I am already becoming known as 'the book aunty'.

I absolutely loved getting books for Christmas, and I think I should hunt around too.

Steph Damore said...

Wendy - that's an excellent idea. I hadn't thought about audio books, but there's a few on my list who could definitely benefit.

Stephen - That's part of the challenge, figuring out what book everyone will like. My family's given me some great ideas. I can't wait to start shopping!

Chris - I'd love to be known as the book aunty. Hmmm...can I give myself a nickname?

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Stephanie,

Great post! I'm a book giver, too - what gift could ever be better than a good book.
As for your 13-year-old nephew, my son is almost 13 and he absolutely loves: The Percy Jackson series (The Lightning Thief is book 1), The Maze Runner, The 39 Clues, The Ranger's Apprentice series, Fablehaven... Those are a few. Let me know if those don't sound like a good fit and I'll suggest some more. :)
Shannon O'Donnell
www.shannonkodonnell.blogspot.com

Steph Damore said...

Thanks Shannon. I'm planning a trip to my local B&N tomorrow and I'll check them out. I'm not usually one to get excited about Christmas before Thanksgiving, but this year I just can't help it!