Whether book lover or wordsmith, humorist or romantic, each book will delight, entertain, provoke, and inspire. Another thing they share? They are all wonderful books for writers. Happy reading!
The Big Book of Parenting Tweets-Featuring the Most Hilarious Parents on Twitter: From the clever gals who created the blogs you love: Science of Parenthood and Can I Get You Another Bottle of Whine, is a collection of the funniest parenting tweets in twitterland, by parents just like you -only funnier. You don’t even have to be a parent or comedy writer to appreciate hilarity that can be packed into 140 characters. Chock full of jokes, one-liners, and witty observations that will leave you screaming “Yes, me too!” while spitting out your drink. Think it’s easy to be funny in 140 characters or less? Go ahead, give it a try. I’ll wait…SEE?! Not only does this book deliver the laughs we as parents desperately need -God knows I do!- it’s also a great gift for budding humorists.amazon
On Writing- A Memoir of Craft: Hail to the master storyteller. Stephen King, doesn’t disappoint. I have read many books on writing, but this is, by far, my favorite. Packed full of witty anecdotes and no-nonsense advice for writers. Who knew the creator of dozens of scary novels was such a likeable guy? Stephen King loves what he does and reading about his journey and day-to-day rituals is pure delight. Like all of his work, it’s a page turner -though this one more funny than scary. A great gift for writers of all levels and those curious to know how a wild brilliant mind works. One of those books you will turn to again and again, not just because you like it so darn much, but because his words are the kick-in-the-pants you need. And who better to do the kicking than Mr. King.amazon
Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair: I discovered the gorgeous sensual writing of Pablo Neruda, known as “the most prolific, influential and inventive poet of the Spanish language” (NYT 1969), while in a poetry class in college and have loved the lush images he created ever since. Why buy chocolate for Valentine’s Day when you could give this book to the romantic in your life? On second thought -do both! Take turns reading it to each other. Champagne optional.amazon
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