Tuesday, December 4, 2012

A Week of Gift Ideas: For Those With Big Imaginations

Today I have a pair of gorgeous blue books. I'm not sure why they're both blue and without dust jackets but it's kind of cool. And they would be the perfect gifts for that cool person in your life.


The new gift edition of Stardust by Neil Gaiman comes in a cloth case and you can even find a deluxe signed edition online for $150. If you don't have quite that much to spend, the unsigned edition is only $30 and is still fabulous and full of features like pretty blue drawings at the start of each chapter by none other than Charles Vess, a new Wall story and an additional sentimental postscript from Neil himself. And, of course, it still has the same enchanting story inside that I've already recommended before. In fact, I'll be sitting down with this gem in front of a cozy fire sometime soon for a re-read. And although this is a beautiful gift edition, I might just be gifting it to myself.


Out next week, The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Volume 2, a collaborative effort from the HitRecord community, is perhaps not as quirky as the first volume (which I loved) but instead is more melancholy and frequently touches on such things as loneliness, loss and suicide. There are contributions from some tremendously talented artists and with each read I discover something new and my appreciation for this tiny book grows. Paired with the first volume, this would be a thoughtful little gift full of ever-expanding ideas and one lucky person in my life is probably going to receive them under the tree.

Gearing up for a blue Christmas,
K

8 comments:

  1. The blue makes the books look like a set which belong together. Cute, coincidental. I loved Stardust. Need to get back to Neil Gaiman.

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    1. I love that the books are both not slipcovered too. And yes! Always more Neil Gaiman. :)

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  2. Oh these are neat. I so want to see those tiny story books.

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    1. These were mostly single sentences. I wish I had a bit more imagination so that I could build them into full stories in my head!

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  3. Oo. Good idea the tiny stories book. I have a few people who require stocking stuffers, and I think the tiny stories books (both volumes) would be a good choice.

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    1. Definitely! I'm always looking for non-throw-away stocking stuffers and these would be perfect.

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  4. Oh I adore Stardust but my only regret is that I watched the movie before I knew it was a book.

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