Thursday, December 11, 2008

Five More Books

Five great holiday gift books

We started this thread on our blog to call attention to books that might otherwise escape your attention. Great for gift giving, or to give yourself a little me time this busy season.

A novel I loved reading is the Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. The narrator of this poignant tale is the family dog. As you can imagine, he sees everything. What is so surprising is that he has opinions about all he sees. Sweet, funny, smart opinions. I’m not what you’d call a dog person, but I loved this book.

Books To Check Out for Kids: a Journal. Worse title ever. This is a book for a kid who wants to keep track of what she’s read. Stickers, lists, schedules for the organizing geek. My first memory of Christmas is waking up in the middle of the night on Christmas Eve and sneaking a present out of my stocking. I was thrilled to find a picture dictionary and headed back to my room to read it under the covers. I’m hoping that the child who receives this book has that same feeling.

Masters Art Quilts. A compendium of the works of forty of the premiere quilt artists of the day. The breadth of talent in the quilting world is astonishing. Open to any page for wonderful inspiration.

What Every Body is Saying by Joe Navarro. Written by an ex-FBI agent, this is a great resource for the writer, but wonderful if you just need to understand what the people are around are saying. He will teach you how to know when your teen is lying to you! A fun read from an expert.

Emotional Awareness: A Conversation between the Dalai Lama and Paul Ekman, PH.D. Eavesdrop on two very smart, compassionate, inquisitive men as they explore what it means to be a compassionate human. Wise, hopeful words.

1 comment:

Camille Minichino said...

I love this idea -- I'm getting some of the recommendations from this week for myself!
Thanks Betty the Navarro book sounds great.