Give A Book


Give a book Quote 1Every year, the shopping crowds get crazier for those Black Friday and holiday deals. Parents fight for the most expensive and trendiest toys for their children who end up destroying them in a few months. Some people buy gifts just for the sake of giving, without really putting their hearts into it. But there is one gift that will never go out of style – books!

It doesn’t matter the occasion, books are fundamental. At some point or another one has crossed our path. There are books for all ages and on so many topics, it is probably easier than you think to pick the right one for whoever you are shopping for.

For the little ones: there are colorful pop-up books, quite a few with textures for baby to touch and feel, and so many delicate stories to keep a toddler entertained.

Young adults can be a very finicky bunch, but there are more than enough books to match their personalities. Dystopian stories like The Hunger Games and The Fifth Wave series seem to be a trend among many right now. Some may be into the arts and there are numerous books about music, acting, and fashion for that creative bunch. Those who love cosplay and gaming would probably enjoy the comic books being turned into blockbuster movies. And for those teens who are struggling to find themselves, there are lists of books tackling the social issues they usually don’t feel comfortable discussing with most adults.

Adult books are bountiful, but how does one chose the right book for a friend, co-worker or relative they hardly know? If that person you are shopping for seems a little stressed and maybe has a creative side, buy them an adult coloring book with a box of colored pencils or markers. This trend has been ongoing for those who just need some down time or to spend some fun moments with their kids. If that co-worker is constantly talking about their favorite celebrity or really into politics, there are many biographies and memoirs they might appreciate. If you have a friend always posting about food on social media, there are so many cookbooks, books about kitchen appliances, and a few food parodies for those who are obsessed with anything culinary.

Here at Creative Talents Unleashed, we have a poetry lover’s dream. If you know someone who loves to read or write poetry, then a book from one of our authors would make a fine gift. Here are a few to choose from:

Canvasimage_jpg1Off the Leash by Ryan Vallee

Don’t open this book and expect to see the normal. This is your warning. I’m different, but I’m real. I spell things out in a semi-clever way. I’m not the best, I’ll never be the best. I’ll never win an award. But if I win your hearts, I’ll have accomplished all I need. Feel me. That’s all I ask.

Canvasimage_jpgCity of the World by Laura Clark

These poems tell my story. They are the high points and the low points. They are the memories that I gleefully recall to my friends. Some of them were written when I was in Ho Chi Minh City; the rest can only attempt to recall the mixture of emotions that my memories conjoure within me. Through these poems, I take you from the beginning of my adventure to the end, ten months later, when I returned to England to begin the next part of my life.

sea shellsA Treasure of Seashells by Anne D. Salyer

I wish I could remember how the words started. I only have a vague memory of sitting in my garden. I have never been good at expressing myself but the words came. I was encouraged to breath them by someone who didn’t really exist. Now that non-existent person and I no longer speak but the words are still there. If you are reading them, thank you for your indulgence. Like a neglectful mother I give birth to them and then send them out into the world. Please treat them gently

Even if you have already finished shopping or have no one to really buy a present for, it doesn’t hurt to buy a book and give it to complete stranger or donate one to a library. A book is a gift that keeps on giving. So buy one for yourself and absorb some knowledge or be engulfed in an epic adventure. Books are the elixir of life, and to taste them is to nourish ourselves with wisdom.

Written by: Donna J. Sanders

Donna is a freelance writer and blogger in West Palm Beach, FL. She is the author of Ataraxia – a poetry collection about the struggles we face, the state of the world and how to see beauty in the simplest things, and Cardboard Signs – poems to bring awareness about homelessness, mental illness, self-esteem and the injustices many face.

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