‘Tis the season … to gift books!

2016_december_xmasbooksI’m not one of those people who want or expect lots of expensive gifts under the Christmas tree, but I do appreciate the ever-thoughtful gift of books!

Christmas is always a good time for me to curl up, a steaming cup of tea or cocoa at hand, ready to crack open the covers of a brand-new book. Yes, I admit to being old fashioned in that department, e-books just don’t do it for me.

I love when family or friends gift a book they think I would like to read – many times it’s one I never would have known about otherwise. And for my reading friends, I love to purchase books I think they would enjoy.

I also love getting books for my children, and trying to choose the ones they would most enjoy. Even as they grow older, we also keep up a tradition of reading some books aloud, and we tend to have more time for this during the holidays for the books that arrive under the Christmas tree.

What about you, readers and writers? Do you associate the holidays with books and reading? Do you enjoy gifting books? Is it a time of year in which you tend to read more? Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season – and much enjoyable reading to all!


  1. Emma on December 9, 2016 at 9:58 am

    It wouldn’t be Christmas without books I agree. Though people complain they don’t know what to buy me as I buy so many myself!

    • kimberlysullivan on December 12, 2016 at 9:33 am

      True, Emma, it must be a hard task to find a gift for the reader who already has everything. : ) But for me, it’s always a thoughtful gesture…even if I get a book I already have… Happy holidays!

  2. evelyneholingue on December 11, 2016 at 5:33 am

    I love receiving books and I love offering books. This year I’m also making a “book” of 30 favorite family desserts recipes for each of my kids. I call it A Month of Desserts. I’m as excited to make it as I am to see their reaction. But I will also gift them other books, a mix of fiction and non fiction. I do the same for my husband. And I hope to get many too!
    Happy Holiday Season, Kimberly!

    • kimberlysullivan on December 12, 2016 at 9:35 am

      LOVE the idea of your recipe book, Evelyne! I’m sure your children will, too. Can’t wait to hear their reaction. I am sure I will be copying your great idea in years to come. Thanks for always being one step ahead of me. : ) Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season as well!

      • evelyneholingue on December 14, 2016 at 12:39 am

        Maybe l will write about it on my blog! If they let me showcase their gifts.:)

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