Showing posts with label gifts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gifts. Show all posts

Dec 23, 2021

Are You in Panic Mode Yet?



 It's two days until Christmas. You have someone to buy for. Maybe you forgot. Maybe that person is difficult to buy for. Maybe you feel like the trite gift card is just too...trite for this person. You're desperate.

How about a book?

No, it probably won't arrive before Christmas, but you could present the description and cover art, creating anticipation for that 'something nice' that will arrive later, when things have calmed down a little.

Each book is a personal choice, but there are so many to choose from, so many great hours of enjoyment to come.

And if it happens to be one of mine, well, you'll make another person happy. Bonus!

Find all my books (and Maggie's too) 

https://www.amazon.com/Peg-Herring/e/B002JK5FKY

https://books2read.com/pegherring/


Dec 5, 2015

30 Days of Christmas Day 11: Faye Remembers Christmas



Faye
I remember Christmas. I’d start thinking in late September about what each person in my family would like for a gift. Barb was always the easiest to buy for, because…books. She didn’t much care what kind as long as it was something she could learn from. And she could learn from mystery novels about motives and justice, from classics about life and integrity, or from Bill Bryson about just about anything. She honestly didn’t care what she was reading, as long as she was reading.
Retta wasn’t hard to buy for either, but for a different reason. She told you what she wanted, in detail, with directions and a price range. Sometimes it was written down, just to be sure.
That left Mom and Dad, who always said they didn’t want anything. That’s such an unsatisfactory answer to “What would you like for Christmas?” but it’s what we always got. Dad was funny because for some strange reason, the man who never shopped would go out late in November and buy himself new underwear, socks, and undershirts. He wore the same suit to church every Sunday and had a farmer’s disgust for things like bathrobes and bedroom slippers. Apparently real men get completely dressed before they leave their bedrooms in the morning and stay that way until bedtime. For Dad then, there wasn’t much to buy except new, bright-white handkerchiefs.
And Mom? What do you buy for the woman who spends her life making everyone else’s life easier? It seemed unfair to buy household goods or aprons. Mom shared any gift that could be shared, so chocolates or fancy teas was, if not wasted, at least not personal enough in my view. My favorite gift to her was a pair of earrings that thrilled her with their beauty. I was so pleased to see her wear them that first time that I didn’t notice until years later that she never wore them a second time. When she died, I found them tucked in a corner of her jewelry box, and as an adult, I saw how cheap and gaudy they were. I understood then that Mom would never have chosen them, but she'd kept them anyway. They mattered because I’d bought them for her and her alone, and she knew they were given with love.

Dec 6, 2014

Gifting Headaches & a Possible Solution




Something I don't like about Christmas is the pressure to find the perfect gift for everyone. No one I know needs another sweater, scarf, or relaxing foot massager. If they did, they'd go buy it. What do I buy that my loved one will actually like, so I don't get that glazed look that says "This is going in a closet and never coming out again"?

Shopping for readers is a little easier, because they're always looking for a good book.  If a book is a great gift, why not 3 books? Where else can you buy someone hours of entertainment for such a reasonable price?
With a little diligent searching, I found sturdy boxes that can serve as both mailers and gift wrap, so here's the deal:

3 Historical Mysteries for $53.00 (Left side of pic above)
   Her Highness' First Murder
   Poison, Your Grace
   The Lady Flirts with Death
The Simon & Elizabeth series is critically acclaimed and comes in beautiful hardcovers with dust jackets. The fourth book will be out in June of 2015, just in time for your reader to be ready for another Tudor era adventure!

3 Loser Mysteries (complete set) for $33.00 (Right side)
   Killing Silence
   Killing Memories
   Killing Despair  
Loser's story (in trade paperback) unfolds in 3 books that trace her return to a (somewhat) normal life after months spent living on the streets of Richmond, Virginia. As Loser solves crimes for others, readers learn why she's homeless. In the end we cheer her on as she faces her demons and solves the crime at the heart of her own tragedy.


Each book in the set will be signed, and if you want a personal inscription, just say so and give an idea of what you'd like. For example: Merry Christmas, Uncle Jack, Love Millie. 
Payment may be Paypal or by check.
Price includes shipping; please tell me which series you choose and include the address where you'd like them sent.
Email address is below where it says Contact Peg. Please don't delay: time is short! 


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