10 December, 2012

Book Lover's Gift Guide (1)

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.

Must-have classic:

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.

Bookish things:

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)

say "twee!"

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Come back tomorrow for more great gifts for booklovers!

So are our lists good for figuring out what to give other people, or are they better for figuring out what you want to get for yourself? Answer in the comments on any of the three posts and you might win a set of Alethea's book geek buttons!

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