For fiction: fantasy, dragons, Tolkien, Dresden Files, Pern, Darkover, Mercedes Lackey, Redwall, CSI For non-fiction: linguistics, forensics, world or ancient history, mythology or ancient religions, plastic canvas craft patterns, adult coloring books
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horror, Christian fiction, romance
I've asked SantaThing for two things, and I've gotten some really great gifts every year: the first book of an excellent long sci-fi or fantasy series, and a history book covering a specific topic rather than a particular time period (ex: History of World in 6 Glasses or Women's Work 1st 20k years). Of the second, there are several in my wishlist that were suggested by others.
masterdeski's Secret Santa is princefan. Help princefan pick the right book.
seongeona: The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicle) by Patrick Rothfuss
(Wed, 28 Nov 2018 19:40:22 -0500)
BerlinBibliophile: Seconding the Name of the Wind.
For Mercedes Lackey Fans I recommend the Tortall books by Tamora Pierce. I would start with Wild Magic for this person, since it also involves special animals strongly.
For non-fiction, I would suggest The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a really good microhistory (aka about one specific subject rather than a time period). It's about scientific history with a strong social perspective.
(Fri, 30 Nov 2018 05:06:09 -0500)
EllsieFind: Maybe Circe by Madeline Miller? (Wed, 05 Dec 2018 18:09:18 -0500)
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