Thursday, October 29, 2009

Books and Christmas

I'm subbing at the bookstore today (The King's English on 15th and 15th--come see me). And I think I'll start some holiday shopping while I'm at it.

You'll recall (maybe) that I asked if you liked getting books as gifts because I'd begun wondering if they just created a sense of obligation in the giftee. But after reading what Shannon Hale had to say on her blog recently, I've had a change of heart.

Shannon issued a call to action to her many readers. BUY BOOKS AND GIVE THEM AS PRESENTS THIS YEAR! She said. Only more eloquently. She spoke of the publishing industry and how everyone is wondering (nervously) where the world of print is headed. About the only thing we as bibliophiles can do is express our commitment to books by putting our dollars there.

And of course I think it's important to shop indie.

So! Books it'll be this Christmas!

8 comments:

LucindaF said...

Yes, and buy my book. Oh wait... um... I have to finish the dang thing first.

Technicalities are always getting in the way.

Don't tempt me to come see you. A 5 hour drive is sounding shorter and shorter.

Lisa B. said...

Good reminder! I will have to book some quality time at the KE to accomplish this goal.

Carolyn V. said...

I finally went to The King's English for the first time last month. I loved it. Soooo cute!

I'm giving out books this year, but I think I'm having more fun picking out books I want then what they want. hum...

Louise Plummer said...

Books are the best. I just finished reading my first P.D. James. How did I get through life without reading her? Her prose is dense with character, images, plot. It was a hang-on-to-your-hat read.

The thought of spending the rest of my life curled up with a Kindle depresses me.

The Tanners said...

i think books are a wonderful gift! We love the books you gave Hayden for his birth and every time we open them (which is often)i think of you! Oh and, you inspired me to make Hayden a Wild Thing this year. not because of the movie. because of the book.

Alec said...

So are you saying I shouldn't have bought you that Kindle from Wal-Mart and then stocked it full of illegally downloaded books?

Louise Plummer said...

Alec, will you teach me how to download books illegally?

Bob the Woodworker said...

It will be a very sad day when we either have to read books online or print them off the computer. Hopefully, that day will never come. To be ready for it, though, we need to buy and hoard as many books as possible, then keep them very carefully. Be sure to buy the books at real book places, where the people care about books.