Posts Tagged ‘Best Books as Gifts’

The Bombshell Manual of Style

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Jean Harlow

“The perfect little book for anyone who wants to fulfill her own Bombshell aspirations. Just grab your favorite baby doll pajamas, a glass of champagne, and sink right in!” -Marisa Tomei

I spotted The Bombshell Manual of Style by Lauren Stover in a Waldo’s Bookstore, years ago. I was pulled to the book, and even when my practical friend insisted we leave (without the book) I lingered with the book in my hands until I woman-ed up and bought it. I was in high school at this point, so buying random books wasn’t a luxury I could usually afford. But I was in too-deep, already a loyal subscriber to the ways of Grace Kelly and Veronica Lake. And luckily, I wasn’t disappointed by this book. To this day I’m glad I have it in my personal library. It’s not the kind of book you just want to read, it’s the kind you want to ... Read More

Books for Christmas (2009) The Best Books as Gifts!

Monday, July 13th, 2009

transformation soup

Books for Christmas make great gifts. This, of course, depends on the book. I’m going to share with you a list of the best books as gifts according to my list of books I’ve read and enjoyed, as well as what Amazon readers suggest. Because we’re always searching for good gift ideas, books seem like an easy solution. Keep in mind that a book you give as a Christmas gift should be a book that will be cherished and want to be re-read.

My personal book list recommendations:

Keeping the House by Ellen Baker. I think this is a wickedly compelling novel steeped in nostalgia and a little bit of mystery. ... Read More