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What thought-provoking things can I give my Dad for Christmas?

For Christmas, I want to give my Dad a collection of thought-provoking, idea-filled things to read or listen to - things that inspire discussion, reflection, imagination, and curiosity. His specific preferences and a few ideas I've had already are inside. [more inside]
posted by Cygnet on Dec 4, 2011 - 18 answers

No, dear, I'm not filling out an OK Cupid ad for you.

How can I figure out my boyfriend's favorite books without directly asking him -- or at least letting him know what I'm up to? [more inside]
posted by MCMikeNamara on Nov 15, 2010 - 21 answers

The perfect novel?

Help me find that perfect novel for a Christmas present. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 10, 2009 - 15 answers

grandma reads books

christmas present filter: help me pick out a book for my grandmother! [more inside]
posted by slograffiti on Dec 21, 2008 - 22 answers

Book-Hungry Mother

[Xmas Filter] I'm doing my Christmas shopping, and I'm a bit stuck on what I need to get my mother. She likes culinary-cultural history books, preferably with recipes. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Weebot on Dec 9, 2008 - 40 answers

Booksanta

Books? Help me christmas shop for my 4 year old niece and 2 year old nephew. [more inside]
posted by chickaboo on Dec 8, 2008 - 19 answers

Please help my sister laugh for Christmas.

Need funny, easy-to-finish books, that aren't moronic. STAT. [more inside]
posted by brain cloud on Dec 21, 2007 - 77 answers

Recommend a book for Mom that lists old movies

For a Friend: Recommend a book that will list all the movies my mother would have seen back in the 50s, 60s, and 70s if she'd had the time. [more inside]
posted by username68 on Dec 16, 2007 - 6 answers

Christmas book recommendations

I'm looking for some good, happy Christmas stories. [more inside]
posted by Margalo Epps on Dec 2, 2007 - 16 answers

Christmas Every Day, but Maybe Not This Year

Years ago my wife and I read a story by Heinrich Böll which I remembered being titled "Christmas Every Day," but its real title is apparently Nicht nur zur Weihnachtszeit (Christmas Not Just Once a Year). This year we'd like to read it to our son, who is now old enough to appreciate its black humor. I thought this would be easy to find in print or online, but I've looked up web and down Foyles, and have had no luck. Can anyone tell me the name of an anthology where the story appears ... or scan it and be my friend forever?
posted by lukemeister on Dec 22, 2006 - 10 answers

Much to do before Christmas

Who prints the nicest editions of individual Shakespeare plays? [more inside]
posted by godawful on Dec 5, 2006 - 10 answers

I'd like a little Christmas tripe with my Christmas trifle, please...

I want to write a Christmas-themed essay for my book review blog, and I'm trying to come up with some Christmas lit to review. It might be fun, for instance, to gather together a selection of Christmas tripe such as Santa's Christmas Prayer (link not safe for those who have any literary sensibilities and have just eaten) and go to town on it. Or, at the other end of the spectrum, to write something about Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Which Christmas novels/stories/poems do you love and loathe? I don't review movies, so text only please...
posted by orange swan on Nov 28, 2006 - 13 answers

Book recommendations for Christmas

GiftFilter: Looking for books about either the Mexican day of the dead (think Under the Volcano) or plantation life in the West Indies (think Wide Sargasso sea.) [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Nov 21, 2006 - 2 answers

Mystery books for a 13-year-old.

Book suggestions for a 13-year-old. [more inside]
posted by graventy on Dec 6, 2005 - 51 answers

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