With Thanksgiving on Thursday and the infamous Black Friday coming right on its heels, it’s almost time to start assembling our holiday gift lists. What’ll it be this year? New slippers for mom? Golf gloves for dad? Three dozen ping pong balls for your college-age brother? (No paddles needed.)
Or how about a thoughtful selection of books you’ve chosen specifically for them? A selection you just know would replace their iPhone during the morning commute or fly to the top of the list on their Kindles.
Since you’re reading this, I’m probably preaching to the choir. But the right book isn’t just a pile of pages with an interesting graphic on the front. The right book can give someone an unforgettable adventure, make them fall in love, introduce them to lifelong friends, or change everything they thought they knew about, well, everything.
These days, it couldn’t be easier to find the perfect story for every person on your list. You can do it from your bedroom. You can switch genres with one click. And with e-books, you can send it directly to your loved one in seconds—a last-minute shopper’s dream.
Yes, as much as I feared e-books in the beginning, I’m a convert. Why? Because I realize they don’t signal the end of reading and writing. And because each time I travel, rather than spending two hours narrowing thirty potential books down to five … and another hour rethinking my choices … and half an hour reorganizing a dangerously overweight suitcase … I can BRING THEM ALL!!
The only thing you can’t do with an e-book is put a bow on it, which can seem like a downer. But all that really means is you have to get creative!
• Give your mom a blanket so she can “cozy up” with the Debbie Macomber e-book you got her.
• Buy your aunt some new pruning shears to complement her copy of Garden Spells. Continue reading