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Holiday Reading

Updated on December 23, 2014

Welcome to my Holiday Gift Guide!

Holidays are the best time to catch up on reading and the books available here will make some people very happy. The ones displayed here can be purchased or rented and gift certificates issued if you are not sure of the genre you or the recipient prefers.

Kids let out of school can enjoy magazines, comics and easy reading material while keeping their mind focused on reading and exploring new ideas and different worlds. They also keep them entertained and quiet so adults can enjoy a rest. There is a great selection from the companies represented and help is available online with most of them.

What is a Good Book?

How to pick for others

There are books and there are books. Some I would never read because they are difficult to get one's mind around. The things I look for in a book are basic elements.

First the genre is the most impotant thing then; What are they saying? How well do they express themselves? Is the information valuable? Is it well illustrated or do the details paint great pictures and exiting images in the mind? These are just some of the criteria used by me for when deciding on what to read. Its also a good criteria when shopping for others, especially if you don't know their taste in reading matter.

How To Books

These will suit almost everyone

Receive 2 or 3 summaries of the top business books every month - Totals 30 new summaries a year (plus 6 bonus summaries). These are expertly-written & provided as an 8-page text and a 20-minute audio version. Accessible anytime, anywhere it also includes 5 digital formats (including MP3 audio versions) for each review.

This course has earned wide appraisal as the best for language learning. Developed by Paul Pimsleur, a global language expert. Learn any language through audio, "the way we first learned our language as a child." Visit the web site for more information and to purchase FOR 50% OFF

Its all that's required for you and your baby to make potty training fun and easy! A new program it combines the power of the Baby Signs Program with age appropriate practices to help babies potty train before with esse before the age of 2. These motivational products with the "Potty Train" theme ensure it's ideal for children of all ages

Some books are not books at all but journals and storage compartments for things like photos. memories, souvenirs and so on. This Company supplies books for all those things and is a great way to collect your favorites for long term keeping.

Company holds world's largest calendar inventory to create the Web's biggest and best calendar store. It has a far greater selection of calendars and better experience with the calendar publishing industry. During the holidays it will have over 1,000 stores int the US and around the world.

Never again hear: "When are you going to turn off that light?" Just $2.95 shipping, everyday!Weak eyes need good light and this Co supplies it. It designs and manufactures reading accessories, includiing: reading lights, magnifiers and e-reader accessories. Its main product focuses light on the page being read without lighting up the whole room. In time of energy saving awareness and for the comfort of a spouse of an avid bedtime reader it's a great gift.

Photo book software makes creating books easy! Simply upload photos and start creating! Choose from beautiful pre-made templates or personalize your photo book with one of your own templates.

Gift books under 121 pages, stacked with superb photographs and motivational stories and quotes. Read each one in under 30 minutes. Enforce core values such as Leadership, Teamwork or Making a Difference.

Company is THE trusted source of teacher supplies, classroom resources, educational toys, developmental games, learning aids, classroom supplies and everything else teachers, parents and kids require to succeed in school or at home. It has a huge selection and great service. Served the community for over 25 years!

Education is expensive, especially when the cost of textbooks is considered. The facts are that once you finish a unit the book may be then unwanted. That is where renting a book comes into it's own. Nothing is lost if you want to keep the book you get it for a greatly reducted price. Check out the web site for more info.

A great gift idea. Company supplies romantic novels fully personalised with up to 30 details to make readers the stars of their own novel. Put people into a classic to make up the cast list for their favourite book. Enter their details on the online order form and get a unique edition of a literary classic.

Co's members concentrate on enjoying reading. Click to add to your Rental Pool and personal to-read list. Get first package to door without paying. After reading simply drop books in the mail using prepaid mailing bags. The next selections are then sent. No hassle, no finalizing the next order. It's dead easy.

Co. distinguishes itself by not just publishing books, but "publishing people". Carefully selected authors inspire readers to achieve their dreams, live lives of abundance, experience consolation and engage the healing power of laughter.

Over 1,000 titles offered at the absolute lowest publisher authorized prices. Co. gives 100% unconditional money back guarantee if you're not satisfied for any reason, at any time! 10% off with coupon code FALL10 at checkout for limited time only

The Greatest Thing Ever

The written word

Without books and the media we have today we would be lost. They teach, guide, direct and entertain and nothing man has ever invented will replace the written word for its intelligence and interaction.

Company supplies thousands of e-books, plus movies, software, music, documents and so much more. It publishes e-books and distributes them from their offices in Germany and Delaware USA. It is used as a tool on over 15,000 sites worldwide to sell downloads for artists, poets, small and big publishers and even gamers selling in-game upgrades.

As a writer, publisher of e-books it is essential to have an e-viewer. This Company supplies people in regions not serviced by Amazon. This remarkable product, which has many more and better features than Kindle is worth a look. Compare them on the web site.

Cheap Books

Recycled Books Save the Environment

Co. is breaking new ground in online bookselling. It focuses on education and access to books as basic human rights. Books sold on its site are helping to fund high-impact literacy projects in the United States and around the world.

Ever wondered where you get Oprah's book club books. This is it! 10 genres from biography to travel and lots of hildren's books. as well as religious, cooking and so on. Freek delivery above $35

Co. is a thriving marketplace for books. It supplies millions of new, used, rare, and out-of-print books for sale through its websites from thousands of booksellers around the world. Bestsellers, collectors find rare books, students find textbooks, and discounted up to 90%. Its all here!


They must be encouraged to read

Kids love books and the more they are read to the quicker they read for themselves. Picture books are great as they stir the imagination and inspire questions. Just about every child's book has something to contribute to the learning process and those listed below are no exception.

Co's mags "inspire children to a lifelong love of reading and learning." Its 14 titles & "unique assortment of enlightening & entertaining products with . . . educational benefits" plus variety of almost unique books, crafts, toys, and gifts mean fun in learning."


There are ways to do almost anything to help your body

Teach your brain to read the signals and educate it into helping the body overcome the things are deatroying it. Pain, overweight, lack of exercise, substance abuse, and the list goes on. The books below are designed to accomplish this change.

Material is in 5 languages and 11 countries. Build personal power & gain maximum self-improvement. Over 1000 self help titles.

Some fabulous videos to get in the mood for healthy exercise or caring for the body. Especially great for new mums to get of their tummies, for sports people prior to the start of a season, and for those for whom normal exercise is out of the question, such as CEO's, office workers and so on. Also lots of great gift ideas.

Most people will be laughing and talking about it for days, even months, after good British comedy. Subtle they pick the funniest side of human nature to ridicule while focusing on the ridiculous twists and turns in daily life. British drama and family movies are also not to be missed. This site has them all.

Movies great for entertain family and friends on cold wintry days. Company has new and old releases and just about every genre you are interested in. Right now they are giving a sizeable discount so stock up on enough entertainment to see you through the holidays and the long cold months ahead. Great gift ideas as well.

Co. makes purchasing as simple as possible. It offers fast, accurate product searches with easy check-out procedures. It guarantees the lowest total price on in stock, DVD, CD, book or video games. If these items are cheaper elsewhere it will match the lower advertised price.

Co. has lowest total price for DVDs, CDs, Books and Video Games. It carries competitively priced electronics, fragrances, party supplies and so on! The process of purchase is simple and it offers fast, accurate product searches, easy to follow check-out procedures and FREE standard delivery. Wii games included.

Trading in the Markets is tricky without good advice. This author explains 16 simple strategies for trading or investing. They are backtested to 1995 and traded under multiple market conditions. It's great for improving trading skills and also represents a great gift idea. with leading business book publishers to provide print summaries of the thirty best business books of the year. It has over 100,000 worldwide subscribers to whom it brings more business book information.It published a newsletter called Speed Reviews and was first online with its Web site in 1995. Great reading material and gifts here

This Catholic online store is suited to the needs of faithful visitors! Everything you need is here in one place - Catholic DVDs, Catholic CDs, Catholic books on Catholic Saints and more! Great reading matter for the faithful!

Co. is the leading online company for Israeli gifts, Judaic items and self production spiritual media (DVDs, Books, CDs, Software). It enjoy over 50,000 internet sales with 99.9% good feedbacks in all of its selling platforms Websites. Need something special - try here

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What Do You Like to Read - Happy holidays!

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      Mary Norton 

      7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I have not seen you for some time so I was happy when I saw your squidlike. I am on holiday now and reading. These are great suggestions.

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      7 years ago

      I read mostly thriller books, but I also love books by Andrew Matthews.

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      Mrmakingusmile LM 

      7 years ago

      I love to read. Glad I have a kindle. Thanks for making me smile.

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      7 years ago

      Loved the title of your Squidcast! So true. Brains must be stirred and not shaken!

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      7 years ago

      Reading always makes me be happy :) Thanks for sharing this wonderful reading lense for Holiday .. Give you 5 educational stars from me .. my dear, skiesgreen :)

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      James Jordan 

      7 years ago from Burbank, CA

      I love reading. I just got the B&N Color Nook. It is awesome. I hope it means I can read even more. Don't have to pack so many books when I travel. I can just upload them to the device. The only thing is that is just doesn't smell as good as a book. And I LOVE going to a used book store and just wandering around and finding a book that calls to me. I am sort of sad but it is sort of like the invention of the printing press. We have to move on!

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      Julia M S Pearce 

      7 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      I was given a few books at Christmas so I certainly will be reading over the holidays!

      Great lens!

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      Rhonda Albom 

      7 years ago from New Zealand

      Great holiday reading selections. I love the brain illustration. Thanks for featuring my Rabat lens.

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      7 years ago

      Thanks for featuring my Printable Crosswords lens! I've joined your fanclub as well.

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      Lisa Auch 

      7 years ago from Scotland

      I love to read!

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      Virginia Allain 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      I always liked getting books for Christmas when I was a kid. I have a long wishlist of biographies that I'd like to read.


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