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Good Reasons To Give Books as Gifts

December 18, 2011

via BookshelfPorn

Happy Winter Gift-Giving Holiday of Your Choice!

As you complete your last minute shopping and wrapping, here are some reasons books make terrific gifts.

1. You can buy books at independent bookstores, and know that you are supporting great people and local businesses! Partners and Crime is always a good go-to for me, though I leave wondering if Dad and I have gotten each other the same book.

2. No need to worry about size. It’s the words inside that make a book a good fit.

3. Square and rectangular objects are easier to wrap. I cannot like this idea enough. Wrapping presents is one of those awkward things that doesn’t come naturally to me. I get the corners looking all awkward and usually stick myself together with tape at least once.

4. If you’re traveling for Christmas and bringing gifts, books are easier to stash in your suitcase, than, say, a blender.

5. There are few things nicer than curling up cozily with a new book, after the presents are unwrapped, and the tasty things have been eaten. Extending your fuzzy, multicolored socks toward the fire in the fireplace, and turning pages. Heaven!

6. There are some excellent Christmas books out there: Enduring classics like The Night Before Christmas, and The Polar Express are nice to read aloud. I’m also very fond of Miracle and Other Christmas Stories, by Connie Willis.

Here’s a list of Christmas books I reviewed for the Star-Ledger last year.

Happy holidays, and happy reading!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. December 18, 2011 2:50 pm

    This year I am buying everyone a book! I like buying them year in review books!

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