I’ve been a reading enthusiast since I was very young. One of my family’s favorite stories to tell is how, around the age of one, I’d see someone come in the door and immediately grab a book, running to them and shouting “book-a, book-a, book-a”! I kept with it for all these years, too. During my high school years, when my friends would find out what a big reader I am, they’d find it to be rather shocking – considering all my other extracurricular activities.
While I don’t get to read a novel in the span of a day anymore, because I’m too busy playing with toys, there’s still something just so appealing about a brand new book and it’s crisp, perfect pages. Oh! And I can’t forget the smell..yes, new books have a very distinct smell to them. It’s heavenly!
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You can never ever go wrong with a gift certificate for a reader. Like, ever! Specifically from VJ Books. Because, c’mon, doesn’t everyone like to pick out there own stuff from a specific store?! I get it..it feels like it’s a crappy gift to give, but get over your feelings and think about the person it’s for. Team gift certificate, right here!
from: VJ Books
Maybe you’re close enough to the reader to know what genre they like the most. If that’s the case, then go peruse the section and use your good judgment to find something that looks like it would really pique their interest! Or one you’ve read yourself, which is even better. I love a good, strong novel about the strength of a woman!
My husband is very much an audio “reader”. I’ll admit, my first instinct is to roll my eyes back at this, because I mean…I haven’t had a requirement to be read to since I was a toddler! But, hey, I understand. Some people have a more difficult time keeping their eyes open when they sit down to read, or they’re on the go so much they know it’s the only way they’ll ever “read” it. Either way, there’s a fantastic selection of books for the audio reader at AudioBooksNow that you’ll definitely want to check out!
Bookends will keep the stories right where the reader wants them on the shelf. Of course, this is for those who still like to get the physical copies of them too! I love these ones of the army guys, because it’s almost like you’ve got some toys to go play with if you feel like it, as well.
Something To Touch
Again, this is for the reader who enjoys the physical books they can hold. A bookmark is a must for these people! Gotta be able to hold your place, after all. And what could be more awesome than one they can customize with photos of the people they love! Zazzle is also having an amazing Snuggle Up Sale through the end of the day on Jan. 25, 2018, where you can get up to 50% off by using the code SNUGGLEUPZAZ when you click on this link.
Like I said, when I think of the ultimate day of sitting around reading, I’ve always got a cup of coffee in my hand in this scenario! So whether it’s some joe, hot cocoa or a piping hot cup of tea, a mug that really sums it all up, is perfect to go along with the day.
Now, as much as I do love to hold a physical book in my hands, I continue to evolve and I’ve actually come to really enjoy the e-book reader. I know..it’ll never be the same as the real thing, but it’s great for when the hubs is ready to go to sleep and I’m in the middle of an intense storyline! But with that being said…
Pro Physical Form
If someone’s completely anti e-reader, there’s always this nifty little reading light! Make sure you get one similar to this one, because of the flex neck on it that you can move around.
This bookmark is for the reader who also has a lot of style! Or they’re simply a bookworm that needs an occasional reminder to keep calm (because their husband and kids have left their millionth mess of the day that YOU end up cleaning up..hmph). I might need to pick this one up – for a friend.
BookCase.Club is a monthly subscription service for anybody who loves to read books! They offer a multi-month subscription plan for the avid reader in varieties of categories. Talk about the gift that keeps giving!
Okay, so technically this one’s a bonus, because I just couldn’t help it. What can I say? I love books and shoes! I’m simply well-rounded like that. You’re welcome!
Thoughts, Comments, Suggestions?
So, there ya go! These are the 11 things to buy an enthusiastic reader this year. I have a couple already, and will likely own a couple more very soon!
Thank you for stopping by and visiting. I’m always super grateful! Leave me a comment about what you were in agreement the most with, or what you were hoping to see. I’ll be back before you know it with the next addition to the top gift guides you should have on hand! God bless. Xoxoxo ~ Jenn