December 16, 2010

Not Your Usual Books

Sorry for the lack of posts. Finals week is officially over so I will have much more time on my hands to read and blog. Lately I've been looking at Christmas gifts, mostly books. Not fiction or anything like that but different ones. Mainly for my boyfriend, who is an avid camper and beer drinker. Here are some ideas for Christmas 'book' gifts.

A Journal: For people who love to write or drink these are a perfect gift. You can get unique journals or notebooks almost anywhere. The journal I am thinking about for this Christmas is a Beer Journal. Usually you have wine journals to log the wine you've tasted or tried, but my boyfriend enjoys beer, so I know he'd appreciate this. Found on

Reference Books: I know what your probably thinking, 'who wants a text or reference book for Christmas?!'. Well these pocket size books from Restoration Hardware, aren't just informative they're adorable! A leather bound Leather Atlas {for the camper} was the first idea that came to mind, but the Handyman In Your Pocket {for the craftsman} and the Pocket Ref {for the craftsman} are also great gift ideas.

Day Calendar: Another book is one you can keep your plans in. Day Calendars are a great way to help keep those unorganized people, well, organized. I found these on My Lavendar Cottage off But there are many different day calendars to choose from.

-Think of any more great ideas? Let me know! Just leave a comment with your idea of a great 'book' Christmas gift.

December 3, 2010

New! The Water Wars

The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher

About: Vera and her brother Will live in the shadow of the Great Panic, in a country that has collapsed from environmental catastrophe. Water is hoarded by governments, rivers are dammed, and clouds are sucked from the sky. But then Vera befriends Kai, who seems to have limitless access to fresh water. When Kai suddenly disappears, Vera and Will set off on a dangerous journey in search of him-pursued by pirates, a paramilitary group, and greedy corporations. Timely and eerily familiar, acclaimed author Cameron Stracher makes a stunning YA debut that's impossible to forget. (from
 Oooo goosebumps, this one sounds very intriguing!