Saturday, December 27, 2008

Books For Christmas

Of course books were among the presents at our house this Christmas. One son received American Country Churches...the other got Steve Doocy's Tales from the Dad Side. One granddaughter Merry Christmas, Curious George and the other will get Some Pig A Charlotte's Web Picture book next Saturday for her birthday. My mother-in-law got The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker which almost took a crane to lift. Her 83 year old self will definitely use it as a "coffee table book" at least for viewing. Also I gave my mother-in-law Christmas Stories from Georgia. One nephew received the book A Bad Case of Giggles Kids Pick the Funniest Poems. A great nephew received Merry Christmas, Curious George. My high school library aide got The Complete Works of Edgar Allen Poe whom she declared to be her most favorite author (although this was before she started the Twilight Series). My mother got 2 cryptoquote puzzle books. A friend at church got a Bible Quiz book and the title is gone from me completely. I received from my mother an autographed copy of When Summer was in the Meadow by Betsy Hamlet Nichols, a Georgia author who grew up in nearby Lanett, Alabama. If you have gotten lost in all the verbage following is a list of the titles:

American Country Churches
Tales from the Dadside
Merry Christmas, Curious George
Some Pig
The Complete Cartoons of the New Yorker
A Bad Case of Giggles
The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe
A Bad Case of Giggles
Cryptoquote Books
Bible Quiz Book
When Summer was in the Meadow


Why Books Make the Best Presents....

No assembly required
No batteries needed
Does not become obsolete
Can be taken anywhere
Does not cause carpel tunnel syndrome
No small parts to lose
No annoying sound effects
No updates or upgrades needed
Never needs ironing
Easy to wrap
Good for hours of entertainment
Easy to store
Always fits
Will not cause strife at airport security
User friendly
Easy to share files with friends
Doesn’t need extension cord
Bookmarks easy to manage
Great topics of conversation
Never comes in the wrong color or size
Doesn’t need to be serviced by a dealer
Doesn’t need spare parts
Easier to wrap than footballs
Looks good with any d├ęcor
Doesn’t need watering or fertilizing
Won’t irritate your allergies
Doesn’t go out of style
Doesn’t get aphids or draw ants
Doesn’t bark or need to bewalked in the middle of the night
Won’t stretch, shrink or fade
Won’t scratch the coffee table
Won’t get stale
Doesn’t have zippers that break
Can be used over and over by many people
Not empty when finished
You can open this again and again

Thanks to Cindy Kilpatrick of Swan Hills, AB Canada for the list.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We ate new years lunch at the booklady's house today ... blackeyed peas, collards (with pepper sauce), ham, cornbread, sweet tea. It was really good! Her husband is a great cook!