Monday, November 24, 2008

This year for Christmas...

Buy a book.  You may or may not have heard, but there are all sorts of crazy events happening in the book industry - sales are lower, publishers are stressing, etc.  I'm sure, as a lover of books (yes, I'm making a judgement about you even if I don't know you), you can appreciate the fact that should books not be sold anymore, the world as we know it will SUCK.  I'm sure there is a better way to put that, but imagine that world for just a minute.  If you need assistance because your creativity just shorted out on you, grab Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451. 

For Christmas this year, give books.  Figure out what it is the people you are giving to are into and give a book.  You can get some for under three dollars, they make great stocking stuffers, they are perfect for the people who have everything.  If you have a loved one who really doesn't like to read - books on tape/cd are good - or books that teach something about what they are interested in.  

Some suggestions (by author)
Shannon Hale
Jason Wright
Stephenie Meyer
J K Rowling
C S Lewis
Allyson Condie
Brandon Mull
Glenn Beck
Ayn Rand
Alice Sebold
Laurie Halse Anderson

Books we have loved at our house (mostly children's)
Dr. Seuss everything
The Polar Express
'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Collections of favorite characters - Strawberry Shortcake, Dora, Star Wars, etc.
Eric Carle
Harry Potter
Series of Unfortunate Events
Where the Wild Things Are
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Fancy Nancy
Magic Treehouse Series

For kicks and giggles, please post in the comment section the best books you have read so far this year, or your favorite of all time, etc.  Come on everyone - let's read!


Charlotte said...

All-time favorites:

The Anne of Green Gables Series
The Trixie Belden mysteries
Jane Eyre

Books I've been into this past year:
The Twilight Series
How-To's on Childcare and Pregnancy
The Mrs. Polifax Mysteries

Have they done a biography on President Monson yet? I read President Benson's and President Hinckley's shortly after they were sustained, and really enjoyed learning more about their lives.

Harmony said...

Authors I've enjoyed this year:

K.L. Fogg
Leif Enger
Brandon Mull
Shannon Hale
Allyson Condie
Tad Williams
L.E. Modesitt
Stephenie Meyer

BBB said...

I recently finished reading 'The Hunger Games' it was recommended by Stephenie Meyer on her website and it was fantastic! Read, read, read it!

Janyece said...

Tamora Peirce
J. K. Rowling
Stephanie Meyer
Glenn Beck
Terry Brooks (Shannara series in particular)
L. E. Modesitt Jr
Orson Scott Card
Mary Higgins Clark
Carol Higgins Clark
C. S. Lewis
Jane Austen or any of the "classics"

The list could go on, but you get the point... There are a lot of great authors out there!