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Long and Short Reviews Weekly Blog Challenge | Wrapping up the Year with Books

Welcome to the final blog challenge of the year hosted by the lovely people at Long and Short Reviews. If I recall, I came into this challenge in early February. Some weeks went smoothly while others got lost in the busy routine of my life.

I'm happy to wrap up the year with this week's topic: Books that would make great gifts.

In my humble opinion, books are the best gift for any celebration--from bridal showers, birth of new babies, birthdays, graduations, anniversaries--the list is endless. When my daughter and her husband renewed their wedding vows, he made a special book about their life for the past two decades. It was beautiful!

Now back to the topic. Which books would make great gifts? Any book that would fit the individual's personality. I've gifted books most of my life and tend to choose ones that the person would enjoy. I recall gifting a book about the life of Albert Einstein to a friend who was studying physics. She was thrilled! Or when another friend entered culinary school. I gifted her a book on the great pastry shops of Paris. Her goal was to eventually study and live in France. She never made it there, but the book remains a treasure within her collection of books.

So in truth, any book can make a great gift. In addition, you don't need a celebration to gift someone a book. One of my most beloved books came from my husband in early October of 1986 (yes, he inscribed a lovely message and the date). It was totally unexpected. Not only are the poems some of my favorite, but the cover is red velvet.

And if you're looking for a gift for someone who loves reading Scottish romances, consider gifting them one of my digital (or print) books.

To Weave A Highland Tapestry here.

A Highland Moon Enchantment here.

A Magical Highland Solstice here.

What do you recommend? Any great books that you've gifted? Do share! Then hop on over here to see what the others are saying.

Wishing you a holiday season filled with joy, laughter, and much love!


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