Friday, December 9, 2011

2011 Christmas Gift Guide

On the 12th day of Christmas
my true love gave to me…

With Holidays right around the corner, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, Winter Solstice or something else we have your reading gifts covered in this 2011 gift guide.
For you big spenders out there, as you all know, the Kindle Fire and the Nook Tablet were recently launched and an excellent choice for the techy reader in your life.  The Kindle Fire is available at for $199.  The Nook Tablet is available at Barnes and Noble for $249.

For your loved ones with the Nook Tablet or Nook Color the Soho Cover is multifunctional.  Not only does it protect your nook but it has wallet slots for you I.D., cards and checkbook.

With a touch screen that can easily be scratched or damaged, what better accessory for the Nook Color or Tablet than the Anti-Glare Screen protector!  Available at Barnes and Noble stores or for $19.95, this is definitely a must for those with a Nook.

But we can't forget about our Kindle owners!
While screen protectors aren't necessary on those screens with the snazzy e-ink technology, cases are! My personal favorite for my Kindle 3 Keyboard is my M-Edge case. The coolest thing about these cases is that it has a slot for a book light to fit right into the case on the side. This same case (simply different sizes) is also available for the Kindle Touch and Kindle 4. The light you see isn't included, it runs about $20.00 but you can see how it fits into the case. You can actually fold in down so you close it within the case. Protects the light and your Kindle.

Then there is the Fire...  I found this case, which I own and love on Amazon for about $10.00. And you just can't beat the price of that. As you can see, it folds back so you can use it as a stand, and has a magnet that keeps the case closed. It also comes in a variety of colors. The brand is Poetic.

Don't forget about Etsy! They have great homemade cases that are absolutely adorable!

 For those of you with kiddos in elementary school, you can’t lose with Diary of a Wimpy Kid.  I have two cousins, the boy is 8, who has struggled in school, and the girl, 13, who is not much of a reader, and they both LOVE these books.  

For the preteen readers, another good series that is also unisex and the perfect mix of dystopian and magic is the Witch and Wizard series by James Patterson.  And if you typically read the books your kids read, these bestsellers have little things added in reference to things only adults or very cultured 12 year olds would know (NOT inappropriate references).

Teenage books are easy to pick out. All you have to do is look at the up and coming movies and odds are it came from a spectacular book series. Here are some of the Ink Puddles recommendations: The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare, The Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld (was a extremely popular at my high school), The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer, and The Guardians of Time Trilogy by Marianne Curley.

You can also get some good book ideas for teen to adult readers from our reviewed books.  So go check some out!
Is there anything else you’re planning to get for your reader?  Maybe hoping Santa will drop you by a new e-reader?  Let us know!

Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday from your friends here at Ink Puddle!

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