Monday, December 12, 2011
Day 12: A Literary Gift
As you may have noticed, I love books. I'll read nearly anything, but some of my favorite books are The Classics -- works by Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Leo Tolstoy, Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, etc. Because the books were published so long ago, most have entered into the public domain.
You may be wondering what this has to do with gifting. Well, if you have someone on your gift list that also likes the classics, but maybe doesn't have the chance to do much reading, might I suggest making a CD or MP3 file of you reading one of their favorite books? Or if you can't do the reading yourself, Librivox has an excellent selection of books that have been recorded by volunteers. If you were looking for something a little more recent, you could always purchase audiobooks from Audible.
Another idea for a tablet or eReader that is going under the tree for a loved one, is to download books onto it from Project Gutenberg. While Audible is a pay for purchase site, both Librivox and Project Gutenberg make their catalogs available at no cost.
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with any of the websites or organizations mentioned in this post.