Last week I gave you some Mother’s Day gift ideas that were book themed. This week’s ideas are more about books and reading.
PLEASE NOTE – I have links for all the books and book related gifts. (Just click on the name) They all link to Amazon.com. It is not that I think you should buy from Amazon, it is just that you can quickly get a description of the item that way. I would love for you to go to your local independent book store to buy any and all books. I know that is not possible but if you could by from independent book stores when possible, we will all benefit.
There are some interesting books that are more in the coffee table book genre or reference book than a curl up and read me books.
Well-Read Women – Portraits of Fiction’s Most Beloved Heroines
The Public Library: a Photographic Essay
Daily calm – 365 Days of Serenity by National Geographic
1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die
There are some magazines that talk about books. A subscription to one of these would give your Mother a reason to think of you each time the magazine come to her home.
The Strand Magazine (for mystery buffs)
Book Subscription Services
There are also book subscription services that are available. Think of them like Netflix for books. I have written about them before here. With that link you will find a description of the three most well-known services.
Of course if your Mother does not yet have an eReader, that can be an excellent gift. It improves as a gift if you make sure that (if she needs it) you teach her how to buy and download books. It is a great gift if you know how to use it.
I don’t have a recommendation for a particular eReader. I have used several and they all have good points.
Fun Sites for Readers
You might want to show your Mom some fun sites for readers that she may not have seen.
The Book Seer – You can get book suggestions based on books that you like
First To Read – A chance to read books from Penguin Books before they are published.
Bookbub – A daily email with ebook discount books.
Book Reviews, Book Talk, and Random Thoughts – Yes, that is this blog. Go ahead, tell your Mom to check it out each Friday for book news. Come on! You can both sign up at the top of the page to get email notices when a new post is out. Wouldn’t that be great?
Thanks for reading!
Love all those Madeleine titles in the cover photo!