Okay, guess! You'll never get it.
It's... A SWEATER!
Okay, just kidding. It's a book.
How'd you know??
Mysterious editor Moonrat is on a mission! She's on a mission to get everyone to buy books as Christmas gifts, and save the publishing industry. I'm all for it!
She has helpful book-buying lists on her blog to help you with your shopping endeavors.
My questions for you are threefold:
1) Are you going to jump on the bandwagon and buy books for the family?
2) What kind of book do you get a non-reading family member? Palin's memoir ;)? *rim shot*
3) What recommendations do you have for various age groups/genres? What books do you LOVE and think would make great gifts?
And since I'm asking you, I might as well start things off with a list of good books:
--Bruce Coville's JEREMY THATCHER, DRAGON HATCHER, THE MONSTER'S RING, and GOBLINS IN THE CASTLE. These are some of my all time favorite books, and I'll still pick them up from time to time and read them :). You can't go wrong w/ Bruce Coville!
For Young Adults:
--Cindy Pon's SILVER PHOENIX (My Review Here), Kristin Cashore's GRACELING (one of my new all-time favorite books!)
For Adult Fantasy readers:
--Barry Hughart's BRIDGE OF BIRDS (a tale of ancient China that never was), Raymond E. Feist's MAGICIAN (awesome sword & sorcery), and Susanna Clarke's JONATHAN STRANGE & MR. NORRELL (one of the oddest, most delightful things I've ever read.)
For Adult Sci-Fi readers:
--Orson Scott Card's ENDERS GAME (one of my favorite books ever), Dan Simmons' HYPERION (gorgeous writing/fascinating plot), and Joan Slonczewski's A DOOR INTO OCEAN (My Review Here).
For Adult Paranormal Romance readers:
--Kerry A. Jones' CAST IN STONE (My Review Here), and Lori Handeland's BLUE MOON (it's got sexy Native Americans and werewolves!)
Now it's your turn: I'd love to hear what you'd recommend :)!