Saturday, December 21, 2013

Lori's Book Buying List For The Various People In Your Life

 These are actually on my to buy list for Christmas.  I am so excited to give these because I think that the recipient will really enjoy reading them.  Plus there are a few I wouldn't mind perusing myself...OK, all of them.

1.  For the nature lover--Extraordinary Birds: Essays and Plates of Rare Book Selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library by Paul Sweet.  I think that this will be a wonderful blend of beautiful pictures and information that any nature enthusiast would enjoy.  The book includes birds around the world.  I am totally afraid of birds, but I am really looking forward to looking through this book!

2.  For the music lover--All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Beatles Release by Philippe Margotin, Jean-Michel Guesdon, Patti Smith.  Most (not all) music lovers that I know enjoy The Beatles.  I can't say that I blame them.  I really enjoy most of their songs.  Every song has a story behind it and I think that this collection will be really fascinating.  I am really interested to see what the authors' sources are for this information.  I may have to temporarily steal it from the recipient.

3.  For the Civil War buff--Mathew Brady: Portraits of a Nation by Robert Wilson.  Matthew Brady is very well-known for his amazing pictures of Civil War battlefields (even though most of them were actually staged because you don't just die neatly on your back, but I digress...).  The book goes beyond just being a collection of his photographs with a biographical note attached--it's a full-fledged biography of the man, in addition to showcasing his work.  I thought that this would be a great book to buy for the Civil War buffs in my life.

4.  For the comedian--Let Me Off at the Top!: My Classy Life and Other Musings by Ron Burgundy.  The sequel to Anchorman is almost out, so this is a great pick for lovers of that movie.  Ron Burgundy has finally written his autobiography.  It's actually a decent sized book (224 pages), thus worth the money in my opinion.  I actually enjoy humor books like this--Henri Le Chat Noir and Grumpy Cat have collections out--but I am happy to see that this one really has a story to is and is not a collection of sayings with pictures.  Not a whole lot else to say except "Stay classy."

5.  For the baseball lover--The Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America's Game by Edward Achorn.  I have a lot of baseball fans in my life and I think that this will be a great addition to their collection of baseball literature.  In so many ways, the history of baseball is closely tied to the history of the US.  And there's just something special about the beer and whiskey leagues...

Hope this helps you with any last minute shopping you might have for those hard to buy for people on your list! 

1 comment:

  1. I am on the wait list at the library for Let Me Off at the Top. I think it might be pretty entertaining. :)


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