Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Go Buy a Book

I just finished reading this very interesting blog article on the publishing industry, which apparently had a HARD October. http://editorialass.blogspot.com/2008/11/crash-flow-or-what-went-wrong-in.html

So, those who are still looking for a gift for that hard-to-buy for person on your Christmas list, here's a novel idea. :) Buy a book. A comic book, a cookbook, a novel, a gaming book. And don't tell me your person (or yourself) is not a reader. Everyone is. You just may not have found the right book, but watch out when you do. lol.

Here's a small list of my favorites:

-Anything by Shannon Hale, including Goose Girl (and the whole Bayern books), Princess Academy, Austenland, Repunzel's Revenge

-Twilight saga (duh)

-Marley and Me by Josh Grogan

-The Hobbit

-The Uglies (and related novels) by Scott Westerfeld

-A Girl of the Limberlost

-Jane Eyre

-Sundays at Tiffany's By James patterson

-The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

As I am a girl, most of these would appeal more to the female persuasion, but a few like The Hobbit (if you haven't read this, go get it NOW!), The Book Thief and Marley and me are all around good reads for anyone.

If you need something more to get you excited, watch this (always worked for me):

I think it's time for a trip to Barns and Noble myself......


Cami said...

Great post!
My favorite gifts are books!

Ashley said...

I LOVED the book The Tale of Despereaux and with the movie coming out I was already planning on getting it for Jorden today (after we go see Twilight finally, yay!)

Jennie said...

Thanks for the list. I've finally rediscovered the joy of reading just to read (thanks twilight). I'll have to pick up some of these from your list.

Rachel Teran said...

You know, I could not get into The Uglies... It was just too off the wall for me. (But that is because, honestly, I prefer non-fiction. Biographies, novels, etc etc.) I like the real life stuff. Fiction is very hard for me to get into, so it surprised me that I liked the Twilight books so much. Hmm... maybe I'll give it another try though! :)

Emily Youngdell said...

This has nothing to do with books, but I had to tell you that I googled Fredericks of Hollywood (never heard of it before) and when it pulled up the magazine I got a good laugh. Did Lyndsi find Jeff's secret magazine? That is so funny!