Thanks to Thuy for kicking off a short series of posts with
gift recommendations for all of your favorite book lovers.
Must-have books published this year:
Extra Yarn - written by Mac Barnett and illustrated by Jon Klassen
Adorable story, awesome illustrations, and it's about knitting. LOVE.
Shadow & Bone - Leigh Bardugo
One of my fave reads this year. Also has a fantastic cover.
Cinder - Marissa Meyer
Another fave this year. Love the twist on this classic fairy tale and
Cinder is a character I think a lot of people can relate to.
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm - Phillip Pullman
A twist on a classic. Like a lot of folks, I am a fan of the Grimms' original fairy tales and I am dying to see Pullman's take on them.
Downtown Abbey Seasons 1 & 2 - I know you can stream the series online but let's face it, this is something that I want to have in my collection.
Nan Lawson prints - I love Lawson's quirky yet cute style and she makes prints of subjects that many bookish/sci fi nerd would love.
Food for... your belly, not your mind:
|Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookies|
Used with permission from RecipeGirl.com
Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookies - The holidays are the perfect time for baking. I love a good warm cookie with ice cream, and this recipe from RecipeGirl for a skillet cookie looks delicious. Reminds me of the pizookie from BJ's, which is pretty much the only reason I go there. But, with a bit of work, you can make your own delicious skillet cookie at home. And have it all to yourself. :) Or, you know, give someone the means to do that.
Alethea's note: This is perfect for the booklover who doesn't want to get cookie grease all over their book or eReader, because you eat it with a fork or spoon (and a huge dollop of ice cream)