Monday, December 15, 2008
Book's for Gift Giving
I just wanted to write this blog to give you some ideas for books that would be super gift ideas. There are so many books out there, but sometimes it is difficult to know which ones to choose.
If you are looking for books with a Christmas theme, I suggest you buy...
-The Santa Letters by Stacy Gooch-Anderson
-The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck
-Santa's Secret by Christy Hardman and Phil Porter
-A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (Everyone should read the original story at least once in their lifetime. Of course we have all seen the many versions of the movie and forget about the wonderful classic words by Dickens)
If you are looking for that perfect gift for your best friend/sister/Mother-in-Law etc. here are some suggestions...
-Love Letters of Joseph and Emma by Angela Eschler, art by Liz Lemon Swindle (I blogged about this several weeks ago if you want to know more)
-Reflections of Christ by Mark Mabry
-Toss the Guilt and catch the Joy: A Woman's Guide to a Better Life by Merrilee Boyack
-The Woman at the Well by Emily Freeman, paintings by Simon Dewey
If you know someone who likes a good mystery/thriller/suspense here are some good books for gift giving...
-Her Good Name by Josi S. Kilpack
-Above and Beyond by Betsy Brannon Green
-Abinadi by H.B. Moore
Books for those Y.A. Fantasy lovers...
-Farworld, book one: Waterkeep by J.Scott Savage
-13th Reality: The Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner
-Leven Thumps and The Wrath of Ezra Vol.4 by Obert Skye
-Dragon Flight by Jessica Day George
Books for young children...
-The Miracle of the Wooden Shoes by Deborah Pace Rowley
-Mr. Finnegan's Giving Chest by Dan Farr, featuring Dick Van Dyke
-If the Savior Stood Beside Me art by Greg Olsen
-Follow the Prophet: Seek and Ye Shall Find Flap Book by Val Chadwick Bagle
-Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett
-Away in a Manger art by Thomas Kinkade (I bought this for myself last year just because of the gorgeous art work)
I could go on and on and never finish this blog because there are far too many books out there to read. You should see the pile of books stacked up by my bed, by the computer and in my car. The message I would like to share, is please give the gift of books to your loved ones. Yes electronics are exciting, but books can take you and others to places you only dream about going.
Make this year, the year of book giving, to encourage reading in your children's lives.
Happy shopping...(I was finished about 10 days ago!) and make time for yourself this Christmas season by fixing yourself a cup of hot chocolate and reading a good book.