Reading the End Bookcast, Ep.52: Holiday Gift Guide

IT IS HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE TIIIIIIIIME! Whiskey Jenny and I propose awesome holiday gifts for all your giftees, and then make specific recommendations for the folks who used our submission form. You can listen to the podcast in the embedded player below or download the file directly here to take with you on the go.

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Gifts by the Jennys

1) Illustrated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. I mean, look at it.

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2) Litrally anything from the Rifle Paper Co.

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Rifle Paper Co.

3) Book art stationery by Justin Rowe.

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Meeting Mr. Tumnus

4) Classes at the Brooklyn Brainery.

5) Book Riot Quarterly!

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Subscription boxes are the bessssst.

6) Speaking of quarterly things, McSweeney’s Quarterly also!

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7) Framed Shakespeare sonnets with gorgeous art by Caitlin Keegan, from Uncommon Goods.

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8) Some excellent games for your next game night. If you’re a card games guy, try the Type Deck. Munchkin is a light-hearted, simpler version of Dungeons and Dragons, and The Resistance is a grown-up version of Mafia (or Murder in the Dark, depending on what you played as a kid).

9) Enlisted on DVD. A truly underrated sitcom.

And just so you won’t mock me, here are Garrett Dillahunt and Jeff Stolz. Right? Right? They’re the same guy, right?

10) Bracelets from Garnett Jewelry.

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11) The cast recording of Hamilton (duhhh).

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  • Got my hands on Munckin when Amazon had one of their random board game sales a couple of weeks ago. It’s such a cute game! It cracks me up to imagine my character wearing a bucket on her head, slimy armor and platform sandals.

  • I love the book sculptures. And the Type Deck! I need that! I already got the Harry Potter book as a gift for my son…but he has to share it with me, right?

  • Jeanne

    Thanks for the suggestions! I hadn’t heard about Joanna Bourn, Spymaster’s Lady. I’m thinking that Moyes is too young for my mother-in-law’s current mood, but Crusie might not be–I read Faking It years ago, and it occurs to me that she might like it, if she hasn’t already heard about it.

  • IndieSister

    Unsurprisingly, I can’t tell those dudes apart at all. But then I can’t tell apart Matt Damon and Leonardo DiCaprio either, which made The Departed extremely confusing.