Whimsical Gifts for Book Readers to enjoy

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Whimsical gifts for book readers

Whimsical Gifts for Book Readers what do we mean by whimsical, quaint, unusual, unique , gifts for book readers. I have written previous posts on Book Reader gifts and ideas and this post was going to be called Christmas Gifts for Bookworms, then I thought it was a bit too soon for Christmas

While searching for the more quaint and unusual ideas, I was inspired by a friend. Looking at photos of her already made Christmas party boxes and Gift baskets I was taken aback at the different ideas she had thought of.

Thinking outside the square

Book readers like myself always have other interests and hobbies mine are cooking and I have a love of gardening,I have a Vegetable Pot garden, that’s another story. This was when I came across what I felt was a great find and one I am definitely having in my garden. what do you think?

Stacked Books Outdoor Decorative Garden Decor

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Whimsical Gifts for Book Readers
Stacked Books Outdoor Garden Ornament
Doubles as a Garden Stool
Would also look lovely with a plant on top
Great conversation piece



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Bookworm Gift Basket Ideas
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Book End Chest Open 8.5 x 5 x 8 Closed 8.5 x 5 x 5.
Malta Bella Almond Toffee Malt Balls Bag 1 oz.
Gourmet Treats 2 pc brownies.
Java Bon Coffee Caramels.
Wolfgang Puck gourmet coffee 2 pkg
Add a Gift Card for fave book shops
Perhaps Barnes and Noble



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Book Readers Pendant Necklaces

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Certainly quaint and whimsical with a look of vintage these gorgeous necklaces with tiny book ornaments enclosed in them are special. Pieces of jewellery that will make an amazing gift and would be most loved for Christmas and Special Occasions.

Perhaps a Book Clubs Gifts Ideas or Literary Christmas Gifts

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Stunning Rhinestone Silver Necklace

Quick click to more styles of these Beautiful Silver Necklaces

Gorgeous Jewellery for the book reader

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Book Boxes Decorative

These lovely book boxes come in sets of three 3 , would you like to create a cosy reading nook. Create with sets of nesting book boxes, posters,reading ornaments and of course a comfy chair.

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Cool Book Gifts For Men

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Cool book gifts for men who love reading

Book Gifts for Men a bit away from the ordinary maybe not quite unique, here on the World Wide Web begins my search. The great thing is though you can shop in your Pyjamas,no wandering malls getting all hot and bothered.

Gift Ideas for Book Readers

Buying book gifts for men is not really that much harder than buying book gifts for women.If you are a reader of books you can kind of switch ideas to suit the man you are buying for.

If it is likely that someone else in the family or a friend will buy for the same male person. Consider steering away from the actual books, in case you double on the same book .

Gifts Outside the Box 

For men who read books and as I am an avid book reader myself one of my first thoughts was a journal.

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I chose a Journal owing to the fact that I keep lists of my authors and the books I have read
But journals and diaries are still widely used for collectors, travel and hobbies.
This beautiful leather journal by Oberon features The Tree Of Life



  Think about BookEnds

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Labrador Bookends, Black

Nothing more annoying than shelves of books that fall over
Solution bookends and I could not resist this set of Animal bookends
Featuring a Pair of Black Labrador dogs book ends



Book Lover Tan Leather Watch

Book Lover Whimsical Watches

Wow what a neat idea and these Book Lover Whimsical Watches are Unisex
great buy for all your Bookworm reading friends



Spoil Him Completely
HomCom Deluxe Heated Vibrating PU Leather Massage Recliner Chair - BlackHomCom Deluxe Heated Vibrating PU Leather Massage Recliner Chair – Black

Something very comfy to sit and read in of course
Heated will be lovely in Winter
Reclines and Massages
Leather and a range of different colours
Perfect Gift



Best Mothers Book Reader Gift Ideas

A Mother and an avid Book Reader and I have friends who love reading books too. I am always on the look out for Book Reader Gift Ideas  Millions of good books to choose from certainly.

You may have a fair idea as to the authors your friends read, however I tend to veer away from only books to give as gifts. Simply because I don’t know whether that book has already been purchased by my friend or maybe someone else might buy that particular book for her too.

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Mothers book reader gift ideas

Book Reader Gift Ideas for Mothers

Of course if the person you are looking for a book reader gift is not a Mom it doesn’t really matter here. My preference is for hard cover books I love the feel of the book in my hands but that’s irrelevant because even a E-book reader needs gifts

If you are a book reader yourself you will know the importance of good light I use a A Natural Reading Floor Lamp when sitting in my chair this avoids headaches and eye strain.

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The Kenley Natural light, Reading Light is a great light not only for reading but also for crafts such as beading. The light is nice and bright like natural daylight but will not hurt your eyes.
The height is about 5 feet.It sits great by the side or behind a chair. Use in Living Room, Bedroom or Office

You can read in a Power Outage

We recently had a power outage for 22 hours that was when I realised the necessity of Clip on reading lights. Read easily with or without power,read in bed,well read any where really. Kids will love reading lights these too.



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Sunbeam Electric Throw Blanket

I have had my Sunbeam Throw Blanket for several years now and nothing is nicer than this on a cold Winters day than cuddling with a good book. Sunbeam Electric Heated ThrowSunbeam Electric Heated Throw

These Sunbeam Throw Blankets are a great size, mine reaches from under my chin down to my feet. I can even hold my book with two hands from under the blanket,pure warmth I can adjust the temperature easily. It washes in my washing machine,you will be loved forever if you give The Sunbeam Throw Blanket for a gift. Click on image to purchase



Book Reader Gift Ideas Cup and Saucer

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A Book Reader Gift Ideas Cup and Saucer
Simply gorgeous gift idea for the avid book lover
Elegant, multi coloured book lovers teacup and saucer set.
Made in England of fine bone china.
Jumbo size breakfast cup measures 3.5 inches tall
Makes a perfect gift for avid readers and coffee or tea drinkers.
Microwave and dishwasher safe.



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Book Reader Gift Ideas Coffee Mug
Awesome gift idea for the avid book lover
Elegant book lover’s coffee or tea mug features bright colours
Made in England of translucent, chip resistant bone china
Measures 4 inches tall and holds approximately 10 fluid ounces
Makes a wonderful gift for avid readers and coffee or tea drinkers
Microwave and dishwasher safe

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You may like to read Linwood Barclay Crime Thriller

Whimsical Gifts for Book Readers



Love Crime Books

If you Love Crime Books as I do I could suggest many on my best selling authors list. I only read hard cover books as I like the smell and feel of a real book in my hands.

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If you love Crime Books as I do

Have you read any of Author Brian Freeman, Brian is high up on my list of  favourite Crime fiction authors. His excellent novels are Psychological Thrillers and boy they sure do thrill and hold you in suspense until the final page.

I had never heard of Brian Freeman until I picked up Immoral the first in his series about a Homicide Lieutenant Jonathon Stride. Set on the Coast of Lake Superior,Duluth Minnesota.

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Brian Freeman “Goodbye To The Dead”

The seventh book in the Jonathon Stride series is my absolute favourite,this book is amazing,very easy to read and great characters to follow. I never felt as you can with some books that the plot was being dragged out to fill the pages between the covers.

Introductory to Goodbye To The Dead

Detective Jonathan Stride’s first wife, Cindy, died of cancer eight years ago, but her ghost hangs over Stride’s relationship with current lover, and fellow detective, Serena Dial.

When Serena witnesses a brutal murder outside a Duluth bar, she stumbles onto a case with roots that go all the way back to the last year of Cindy Stride’s life.

At the time, Cindy and Stride were on opposite sides of a domestic murder investigation. Gorgeous, brilliant Janine Snow–a surgeon transplanted to Duluth from Texas–was the prime suspect in the shooting death of her husband.

During the current investigation, Serena finds a gun used in the murder of a woman connected to an organised crime syndicate–a gun that turns out to be the same weapon used to kill Janine Snow’s husband. Two unrelated cases years apart suddenly have a mysterious connection.

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Looking for more crime books in the Jonathon Stride series by Brian Freeman

If you are looking for a new and exciting author, and enjoy reading crime fiction books I suggest Author Brian Freeman.

If you  would like to read more of Brian Freemans Books about Detective Jonathon Stride I would suggest you begin with “Immoral” go on to “Stripped”and then “Stalked

I eagerly await Brian Freeman’s new book

The Jonathon Stride Series Book 8, Marathon

Excerpt Marathon
On a rainy June morning, tens of thousands of people crowd into Duluth for the city’s biggest annual event: Grandma’s Marathon. Exhausted runners push to reach the finish line and spectators line the streets to cheer them on. Then, in a terrifying echo of the Boston Marathon bombing, there is an explosion along the race course, leaving many people dead and injured. Within minutes, an urgent manhunt begins for the person who planted the backpack filled with explosives.


Books Linwood Barclay Crime Thriller

A Linwood Barclay Crime Thriller “Too Close to Home”  This was the first of the Linwood Barclay crime thriller  books that I read. I am impressed, very impressed.

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Too Close To Home Best Crime Thriller Books

Best Linwood Barclay Crime Thriller Books 

 Linwood Barclay “Too Close to Home”   This was a book I just had to keep reading until I finished I just could not put it down. So many secrets are woven through a very well thought out plot, the characters are very believable and I felt I was right there with them.

Too Close To Home the Plot

In a quiet suburban neighbourhood, in a house only one door away, a family is brutally murdered for no apparent reason. And you think to yourself: It could have been us. And you start to wonder: What if we’re next? That’s the question Jim Cutter is asking, and the answers he’s getting aren’t reassuring.

Albert Langley was a successful, well-respected criminal lawyer, but was he so good at getting criminals off that he was the victim of revenge—a debt his innocent family also paid in blood? From the town’s criminally corrupt mayor to the tragic suicide of a talented student a decade before, Promise Falls has more than its share of secrets.

 Jim Cutter, failed artist turned landscaper, need look no further than his own home and his wife Ellen’s past to know that things aren’t always what they seem. But not even Jim and Ellen are ready to know that their son was in the Langley house the night the family was murdered.

Suddenly the Cutters must face the unthinkable: that a murderer isn’t just stalking too close to home but is inside it already. For the Langley’s weren’t the first to die and they won’t be the last.

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This Linwood Barclay crime thriller,is a must read I still like reading real hard cover books, I like the way they feel.Of course if you don’t and prefer to read Ebooks these are available too

You may like to read on Best Crime Books where I discuss Author Brian Freeman

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Monopoly Original Board Game

The Monopoly Original Board Game was first called “The landlords Game” in 1904 by Lizzie Magie,who apparently patented the game.  Magie received a mere $500 with no royalties and really no recognition either this is a story that is a good read.

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Parker Brothers Classic Monopoly Board Game

Monopoly Original Board Game 

The Vintage Monopoly board game has changed through the years and is now produced by Hasbro and The Parker Brothers. You can still get the bi-fold board but the House and Hotels are now plastic I remember them as wooden. The tokens are die cast and remain as we knew them.

Monopoly Board Game Classic Edition

The Classic Edition of the Monopoly Board Game, probably the closest you will get to the Vintage Edition if you played that one. Distributed and sold as the game of Monopoly as you remember it. I am sure it will bring back fond memories,particularly for Grandma and Grandpas and perhaps some parents even now.

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Star Wars Monopoly Board Game

I was recently asked about the Star Wars Monopoly Board Game, hugely popular I am told with the boys,dads. In our world of equal opportunity I best not leave out the girls,there are several different versions for Star Wars for you to pick from.

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Junior Monopoly Board Game

The Junior Monopoly Board Game is amazingly well set up for children,of course being a much easier version. Encourages quality time with kids and has places that they relate to such as Pizza Parlors and Toy Stores.

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Do you like Scrabble word games

Spelling Word Board Games

Spelling Word Board Games- Scrabble, recently we lost power for 23 hours and my home is all electric. Food and drink I could come up with but not the internet, my daughter was besides herself I suggested we play my favourite board game.I own a Wooden Scrabble board game The look on her face was priceless as I am sure you can well imagine

In a hurry to buy a Scrabble Board Game Here

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Lets play Scrabble for chocolate


Best educational board games

Millions and millions of games of Scrabble are now played all over the world and so many different editions and styles from Junior children’s Scrabble to Adults, Collectors editions and even a 3D Scrabble World Edition.  I really do believe Scrabble is the best word board game available,not only teaching words and correct spelling but also your numbers,while adding up each players total points.

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Vintage Scrabble Board Game

I could not resist adding my personal vintage, the Retro Scrabble board game as this was the edition my father bought for us in the 1960s. I was amazed that out of all the basic Scrabble boards I have looked at while writing this, that the retro version has the Top most customer reviews.

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Scrabble  Game History

Who Invented Scrabble. The game of Scrabble, was invented by Alfred Mosher Butts, an unemployed Architect during the Depression,from Poughkeepsie New York USA. Born April 13th 1899

.In 1934 he invented his word game by combining Cross Words with Anagrams, studying The New York Times for letter frequency. His first game he called Lexico and later it would be called Criss Cross Words,

Sadly his original game however was rejected by the popular Spelling Word Board Games manufacturers of those times.When Alfred Butts met James Brunot a lover and entrepreneur of games, they worked together to re-invent Lexico,changing rules and the design.The board game became Scrabble and was registered and trademarked.

Do you like Monopoly

It is said that during this time the then President of Macy’s found the game while on vacation and ordered for his stores sales started slowly and then took off. Brunot could not keep up with production and so he licensed to Selchow and Righter Company,who in 1972 when they were under huge demand for the game of Scrabble.

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 Scrabble Spelling Word Board Games, has two most gorgeous editions added to their series The Black Onyx Scrabble and the Pearl Edition Scrabble.

Lets not forget the children, you can buy a Disney Junior Scrabble Board Game for your little ones to learn and play with you and the Scrabble Junior Game, a great gift giving idea,which is a two-sided Scrabble Board,one side very easy and the other with a bit more difficulty.

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If you want to buy the Official Scrabble Word list complete,then you need the Official Tournament and Club Word List (OWL). Available from the North American Scrabble Players Association.

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Scrabble Spelling Word Board Games

More Spelling Word Board Games

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Jam Drops Easy Recipe

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Home baked jam drops great for Christmas with red cherries


Jam Drops Easy Recipe, Jam Drops also known as the Best Thumbprint Cookies, can be baked any day of the year and my Jam Drop cookies/biscuits are one of a selection I make for Easy Bake Christmas cookies 

At Christmas time I push red glace cherry halves into the cookie instead of jam and they are so bright and colourful and then you can add the contrast colour of green glace cherry halves great Home baked cookie gift idea.

Jam Drop cookies or Thumb Print Cookies are called this because on your circles of cookie dough you press an indent with your thumb, (if looking for a more hygienic way use a cork)  and fill these indents with your favourite Jam or filling.  

Jam Drops Easy Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups All-Purpose/ SR Flour (sifted)
  • 3/4 cup Granulated sugar/Caster Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Softened Butter or Margarine
  •  2 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Essence
  •  1/2 Cup favourite Jam/filling 
  • If baking for Christmas
  • Red Glace Cherries
  • Green Glace Cherries                                                       

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    Jam Drops easy recipe ingredients


Jam Drops Easy Recipe Method

Makes approximately 30

  • Turn on your oven 360 F, 180 C , 160 Fan Forced
  • Prepare 2 baking trays, I like to add a baking paper to mine.
  • Beat Butter and Sugar, to a cream
  • Add Eggs one at a time and beat well.
  • Add the teaspoon of Vanilla Essence.
  • Add your flour a little at a time
  • Mix well until the dough is stiff.
  • Take pinches of your dough and roll into balls
  • Place onto your greased or baking paper lined baking trays
  • The mixture spreads so leave about 2 finger widths apart
  • Press your indents into the cookie balls
  • Fill with about 1/2 teaspoon of jam
  • If using the red or green Glace Cherries no indents needed for this method place a half cherry into the middle of your cookie balls.
  • Bake in your pre-heated oven 15-20 minutes
  • After about 10 minutes swap your trays around in the oven until they are all baked golden brown.

Amazon genuine Customer review

You will find many genuine reviews on the Airbake Cookie Sheets and they certainly sold it to me and also you seem to be able to bake about 4 dozen cookies. Way to go if you are having a Bake Sale too.

Amazon genuine top customer review

AIRBAKE COOKIE SHEETS ARE SIMPLY THE BESTNo more burnt cookies because when using Airbake cookie sheets the air insulation stops the top sheet from over heating and burning your cookies. They have a 10 year guarantee and are also Aluminium, and your cookies will bake much quicker than normal baking Trays.

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Plus Size Womens Halloween Costume Shopping

My most favourite very best friend is a plus size clothing girl some where between a 3x to 4x clothing size. My honest opinion she seeks when looking for clothing for special occasions and so currently we are Plus Size Womens Halloween Costume shopping.

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Have one great Bewitching night









Plus Size Women Halloween Costume Shopping

At the time of writing this my friend was undecided as to which Halloween costume she wanted,whatever she picks she will buy matching Halloween costumes for her much loved family,her Husband and two children, a little girl and a cheeky little boy.

So far the Halloween Costumes we have picked are a Witch Halloween costume and a Sorceress Halloween costume. Halloween accessories can be purchased or home made to accent the costume,some costumes have some of the accessories included which is a good buy.

We also picked out two fun Halloween Costumes the Mad Hatter costume and a Racy Racoon costume, fantastic if you are feeling you don’t want to go over the top with sexy stuff.


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Racy RaccoonRacy RaccoonMad Hatter,Mad Hatter,


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Looking to play the part of a  Halloween Female Cop_ Police Woman this Halloween Police Womans costume looks great,don’t forget your handcuffs.

We added the Police Womans Halloween Accessories of fish net stockings, Satin Gloves and the Police Hat.

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1920 Flapper dresses Plus Size classy

We picked out two styles of Flapper dresses,they both look alluring and again team with the Halloween Flapper Costume accessories. Feathered headband, a string of pearls and long sleeved gloves and fish net stockings.

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Plus size sexy Gatsby Flapper

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1920s Flapper Dresses Plus Size Accessories

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Must say in all our searching we have been very impressed with the company Leg Avenue on Amazon with a impressive selection of clothing for Plus Size women.
You may want the romance to continue after your Halloween evening out, or maybe your partner or husband would, so I am adding in some sexy underwear for you to look at,there is certainly some gorgeous plus size lingerie to be found.

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Look sexy and seductive in a  Ninja Costume  or a real stunner as Red Riding Hood

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Plus size women Halloween costume shopping

Sexy Couples Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween approaches fast and the need to sort your ideas for  Halloween costumes for couples is becoming urgent, this year you may have a new partner, a new life. Be happily married,madly in love. The romance and magic of Halloween inspires the sexuality that passes between you both, You need sexy couples Halloween Costume ideas.

Sexy couples Halloween costume ideas

The ideas abound or they don’t and so if sexy is the in theme for your Halloween this year, then what to choose to wear takes a good bit of thinking about.

Then again, you may just be a great guy a wonderful husband looking to buy a Halloween costume for your wife or partner

Sexy Victorian Costume  

How to look like a vamp, and dress like one in this simply gorgeous  Halloween costume from the Victorian era, while looking for sexy male Halloween costumes for your husband or partner. Shown below is a sexy Vampire costume Men will love

 Costumes Women’s Victorian Vamp Costumes Men’s Vampire 


Sexy Halloween Witch Costumes Women

Sexy charming and showing a bit of leg,  or saucy sexy and frilly


 Women’s Beauty Witch Sexy Witch Halloween


 California Halloween Costumes California Halloween Costume


Add some Vampire Halloween Accessories

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Add some Witch Costume Accessories

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Pirates Costumes Adults

Sexy Pirate Wench costume for her and of course a sexy Pirate costume for him

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Add some Pirate Costume Accessories

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Couples Plug and Socket Costumes

A fun Unisex Halloween costume for him and her

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