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Kindle Edition Gift Suggestions

Once again, we have some last minute gift suggestions for the Kindle lover in your life.  We’ve got some old favorite, some new ones I’d never heard of before, and a good time all around.  Here you go, and I hope you find them both useful and enjoyable!

The Autobiography of Santa Claus – Jeff Guinn

This is a somewhat interesting holiday read bringing some history, some myth, and some imagination together to make an account of Santa’s “life” so far.  There are some criticisms that I can see the validity of when it comes to the exclusively Christian bent on the whole Santa thing, but to get really upset you’d have to be taking it seriously.  Taking fictional autobiographies seriously is bad, right?

Anyway, doing my best to avoid giving away the story, readers can expect reindeer, an impressive array of historic figures, lots of magic, some information about the usefulness of chimneys, and much more.  If you like a fairly light read, perhaps with the kids, I’d say you can’t really go too far wrong here.  The history seemed just a little bit spotty, personally, but it’s loads of fun.

The Kindle Edition is $10.99

World of Warcraft: The Shattering – Christie Golden

Normally, I’m not a fan of novelizations of games and movies.  They just tend to feel…half-baked somehow.  This one comes across as a little bit of a surprise, though.  I won’t claim that it’s among the best books I’ve ever read, as a book, but it was impressively thorough and well written.

Now, what makes this really stand out is the World of Warcraft association.  This is the most popular video game…well, ever, I suppose?  Chances are good that you, like me, know at least a few people who play at least as a guilty pleasure from time to time, if not regularly!  I’m told that the storylines in this add impressive depth to the new and amazingly popular expansion pack to the big game that really make it worth the investment.

The Kindle Edition is $12.99

Dead Until Dark – Charlaine Harris

This one actually got multiple hits on my recommendation request, so I jumped on it and read it right away.  I think that it might be an acquired taste?  Seriously, though, it’s a vampire romance book.  If that combination of words works for you, this is the book you want.  Same goes for if you or somebody you know is a fan of HBO’s True Blood series, since it is based rather closely on these books in the first place.  I’ll admit, it would never have occurred to me to name a vampire Bill, so it’s got that going for it!

It’s the story of a down to earth, but somewhat unusual, woman living in a version of the United States that has just started legally recognizing vampires as citizens, and her adventures. It’s also the start to a fairly long and popular series that I’m told only gets better as you keep going.  Definitely seems like a good one for the romance lover you’re buying for.

The Kindle Edition is $6.99

That’s what I’ve got so far!  Keep ‘em coming and I’ll try to keep up.  Hopefully, this will give some ideas to help make the most of the shipping-free gifting option that the Kindle makes possible.

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