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Off the Shelf: book reviews The Collection

All Wrapped Up

Books to give and receive during the hosting and hostessing season.

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/ by Jill Hendrix

As a bookstore owner it should go without saying I think books make great holiday gifts. But this has more to do with how I grew up than it does my current vocation. I remember my parents giving each of us kids a carefully selected hardcover book each Christmas. The gift of reading is a wonderful foundation to establish for the children in your life. But in these hectic times even the adults on your list can benefit from a good read. There’s nothing like the feeling of getting lost in a good book and looking up only to realize that hours have passed in pure contentment! There are books for any interest or obsession, they range in price, and they are one of the easier presents to wrap. Here are a few of my recommendations, organized by the recipient. It's always a good idea to get a more personalized suggestion by stopping by your local bookstore and telling them all about that difficult-to-shop-for person on your list. Other advice: Don't wait until the last-minute (although books do make a great 11th-hour gift!). Instead, try to stop by your local book shop before mid-December so that, if necessary, they'll have plenty of time to order in that perfect match.Check out these books, though, and see if they sound exactly like what you like to read. Then just make your own wishlist, and share it with the people shopping for you!

Jill Hendrix worked for the editorial department of St. Martin’s Press and lived in New York City for more than five years before returning to her hometown of Greenville to open Fiction Addiction. This independent bookstore can be found at 1175 Woods Crossing Road, Greenville and at fiction-addiction.com.

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