Gifts for the Bookworms in Your Life
I love giving books as gifts. Finding the right book for your friends and family can be a challenge, but it's a challenge I'm up for. Not to brag, but I've gotten pretty good at it. The avid readers in my life are the trickiest to buy for. Because they've already read everything.
So, here's a list from Book Riot to help you out:
1. WORD BY WORD: THE SECRET LIFE OF DICTIONARIES.
The author goes into great detail on the history of words, where they came from, and how they have evolved over time. A book about dictionaries may sound boring, but Word By Word covers ALL the words. Even the naughty ones.
2. LITERARY WITCHES.
Literary Witches is a tribute to some of the greatest female authors of all time. Beautiful illustrations accompany the bios, poems, and pieces of art from these women. I haven't read it but, as soon as I finish this post, I'm going to buy it. For everyone.
3. THE CLOTHING OF BOOKS.
Anyone who says they don't judge a book by it's cover is probably fibbing. I think it's pretty impossible to NOT be swayed by a cover. The Clothing of Books is a collection of covers from the author's point of view. Some of her favorites, some of her least favorites.
4. DEAR FAHRENHEIT 451.
This book sounds so fun. Dear Fahrenheit 451 is a collection of love letters, and sometimes break ups, to books. Every book enthusiast has those books that they just love and hate. Spence captures those feelings in such a charming way. I like the idea of reading this one over time. Maybe reading a letter here and there when you have a little free time. I can't wait to read what Spence thinks of some of my favorites.
I know it's the eleventh hour when it comes to Christmas shopping, but there's still time to get one, or all, of these books for the book lover in your life.