• books,  gifts,  Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge

    WWBC: best non-book gifts for readers

    Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge--best non-book gifts for readers

    *cracks knuckles* As a reader myself, and someone whose close friends are readers, I feel like I’ve become a bit of an expert on non-book gifts for bookworms. Don’t forget to link up and visit the other bloggers who are participating this week via Long and Short Reviews!

    I talked last week about how much I’m addicted to cozy stuff. I think all bookworms can agree that one of the best non-book gifts is one that helps you be extra-comfy while curled up with a new book! Slipper socks, candles, tea, etc. This is especially great if your bookworm lives somewhere cold and blustery and plans to be shut up inside reading to pass the time.

    I don’t know a single bookworm who would tell you they have too many bookmarks, or journals for filling with their favorite bookish quotes and reviews.

    Decor and apparel inspired by a bookworm’s favorite book is always a good bet, especially if they’re part of a diehard fandom!

    And let’s not forget about food! There’s nothing worse than having to set aside a five-star read to cook a meal. A basket of snacks and sweets will sustain your bookworm while they stay up past their bedtime to read “just one more chapter”.

    What are your favorite non-book gifts to give (or get)?
  • books,  Christmas,  gifts,  holidays,  Top Ten Tuesday

    Top Ten Tuesday: bookish gifts for the holidays!

    Top ten bookish gifts for the holidays!
    (photo by Madara Parma)

    This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is a freebie, so I thought it was a perfect time to roll out my guide to the best bookish gifts to wrap up this holiday season! Giving a new book is great, but if you’re scratching your head on what title to pick out (or worried about buying something they already have, or may not enjoy), here are some other bookish gifts including apparel, decor, and more.

  • books,  gifts,  holidays

    Eight of my fave fiction books about mothers and daughters

    It’s no secret I love books…so of course for Mother’s Day I have to recommend a few of my fave fiction books about mothers and daughters! There’s a little bit of everything here, from suspense to historical fiction. These would be great gifts for a mom who enjoys reading—or maybe a great start to a mother-daughter book club. ;)

    These are eight of my fave fiction books about mothers and daughters--perfect for a Mother's Day gift!

    I’ve linked the book titles to Goodreads so you can read the blurbs, but you can find them at bookstores like Hastings or Barnes & Noble, online from the Book  Depository or Amazon, or in e-book form for Mom’s favorite device.

    The Snow Child, by Eowyn Ivey; The Forgotten Garden, by Kate Morton; Death of a Nightingale, by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis; Lost Lake, by Sarah Addison Allen; Garden Spells, by Sarah Addison Allen; Heartbroken, by Lisa Unger; Divergent, by Veronica Roth; Just What Kind of Mother Are You?, by Paula Daly.

    Do you have any fave books about mothers and daughters, either fiction or memoirs? Or any books that you and your mom read together and loved? Let me know in the comments!