I know, Halloween is just a few days away (wahoo!) for those of us in the U.S. This no time for stressing about holiday cookies and stocking stuffers. Rather, it’s time to be stressing about costumes! So I’ll be brief.

This week I’m going to start browsing for a book to give my honey for the holidays (lately he’s been into historic/political, like Band of Brothers and Charlie Wilson’s War, any recommendations?), and browsing for other book and movie gifts. I noticed a few years ago on Christmas day that after you’ve unwrapped gifts, and helped kids assemble their toys, it’s so very nice it is to have a fresh, unopened book to dive into. So I’ll be hosting a couple book giveaways this week to help you with that. And if you have some ideas about books to give, I’d love for you to share this week. I also like one of my readers’ ideas to take a little time this week to read for myself. I’m determined to do just that. (If you missed the full checklist, get it here.)

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Lynn Osborne October 26, 2009 at 6:24 pm

I gave the book, “Dewey the Library Cat” to two people last year. One a librarian and one a cat lover. They both loved the book, as did I. It will definitely be on the list for others this Christmas. A very special, sweet, true story!


Johanna October 26, 2009 at 6:45 pm

I’m a big fan of comics in book form…like Calvin and Hobbs or For Better or for Worse ( a Canadian comic strip)…simple, easy to read…something fun to flip through on Christmas Day.


sunny October 28, 2009 at 11:02 am

good idea! I’ll be looking for books that each person close to me would like!!!


Liz October 29, 2009 at 3:03 am

I just finished Miss Hargreaves, by Frank Baker. It was absolutely charming – about a young man who makes up a story about knowing an old lady in order to weazle his way into something…only when he gets home from his holiday it turns out the old lady really exists and is coming to visit! Really enjoyable and a quick and fun read.


Emily October 29, 2009 at 8:57 am

If your husband is into historica/political movies (like mine is), he’s got to see the John Adams miniseries by HBO. Paul Giamati is absolutely fabulous as John, and you’ll love watching it with him. History and Politics all in one. One of my husband’s faves.


Maryellen November 1, 2009 at 3:10 pm

I’ve just found your website via You Are My Fave and wanted to suggest, “A Short History of Nearly Everything”, by Bill Bryson. My husband loved both books you mentioned and this one is on his Christmas list….

thanks for all the lovely ideas!


AmberLee November 2, 2009 at 12:12 am

Thanks, Maryellen. The book sounds great! I’m going on my way to Amazon to check it out.


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