Books I'm going to give to my kids:
For my kindergartner: This book was so sweet. I'm giving it to L because it's about a little girl at a Catholic school - just like her! I really love the illustrations and I know L will like the book - and the time we spend reading it together.
by Emily Ortega
For all the kiddos: The following Christmas books were all recommended by bloggers whose opinions I really respect. So if Kendra, Charlotte, or Haley said it was good I'm going to believe that it's good. I'm trying to build our family's collection of quality Christmas books because I really want to do the whole "unwrap a book each day of Christmas and read it together" and this will get me closer to the goal of 12 good, solid Christmas books. So in no particular order:
by Frank McCourt
by Barbara Berger
by Gloria Whelan
by Richard Scarry
by Margaret Wise Brown
There's the books I'm going to give adults:
For my dad, who is incredibly difficult to shop for. Last year I just baked him a bunch of chocolate chip cookies but now he had diabetes (not my fault!) so giving him cookies again would kinda seem like a death threat, don't ya think? But the man loves John Wayne and he started practicing his faith again after JF was born so I am really excited to get him this book:
For a friend. He doesn't really read books but he does drive a lot and I'm pretty sure that he'll really enjoy this book. So it's an audio book for him, which I think will pretty much be the same thing as giving him an audio copy of one of Jim Gaffigan's stand-up routines. And maybe I'll give him some Hot Pockets, too, because I'm good at doing things I think are hilarious but no one else understands.
by Jim Gaffigan
For a friend. Mary Beth founded the mom group at my parish and is really wonderful, even if she thinks I'm living my life with one foot in the grave. She makes the most delicious vegetable soups, salads, and is always cooking with healthy, real food and I'm bringing in cinnamon rolls. When I first heard about this cookbook / Christian living book I knew that I wanted to get a copy for Mary Beth.
by Daniel and Haley Stewart
For someone who reads my blog and so I will therefore say nothing else. Except that I read this book and it was hilarious and really, really moving. Seriously, people, I loved it and I can't wait to share it with my loved one.
by Cari Donaldson
And the book I want:
I seriously asked my mother-in-law to wrap a certificate saying she had pre-ordered the book for me. I don't know if I'll get it but if I don't I'm using the money my grandpa always gives me to buy it.
by Jennifer Fulwiler