Christmas is a time of being with family and giving, and while it can be a corny commercial time of year where we're bombarded with adverts encouraging us to "buy, buy, buy!", I like to take the time to think about each gift I purchase and make it something special for that person.
My greatest love is giving good books, whether they be fiction or non-fiction, depending on the interest of the person receiving the gift. There's nothing more special to me than celebrating a world of wonder or enjoyment among the pages of a book.
On the more light-hearted side, it means I get to visit some great bookstores looking for that perfect book for my family or friends (and maybe one or two just for me - LOL)! Hours spent browsing the shelves, flipping through the first few pages, scrutinizing the back cover blurbs, hunting down favorite authors.
Merry Christmas, book lovers one and all!