Here at the ETA Publishing House blog we love to have guest bloggers post for us, one particular blogger who we love and want to have back all the time is Laura Bourne.
Laura has written for us before and everyone loved her post so today... She's back!
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Why Books Are A Great Present...
1. It’s the gift that keeps on giving
Books mean different things at different times in your life. I have had a totally different experience reading the same book at 30 as I did to when I was 25 or 15. The right book can be a lifelong gift that the recipient returns to again and again from childhood through to old age. Whilst there is always space in my life for new books, I am as enamoured now by Matilda by Roald Dahl and The Wind in the Willows as I was at six years old, and every time I read these special books I get something new from them.
2. They don’t take up too much space
Okay, so for us book lovers our collection of books might take up a lot of space, but a book as a gift would be welcome for those amongst us who are living with a lot of stuff. This is particularly true when buying gifts for children who have so many bulky toys which need to be kept somewhere. They’re also immensely portable, you don’t need a large bag to carry a book around with you and you don’t need any other kit to make them work.
3. Books last forever
Books can become heirlooms. A beautiful book will be treasured by its owner and passed down the generations. Historically this has always been the case with family Bibles, but there is no reason that a favourite work of fiction or biography couldn’t become a much loved and cherished family artefact. In fact, I have a leather bound copy of Jane Eyre that my mother used to study A Level English. I hope one day that I will pass it down to my daughters and that they will love the story as much as the previous generations of their family have.
4. They’re easy to wrap
Even the clumsiest of wrappers can manage to wrap up a book and make it look presentable, however few skills they generally have in that area! In fact, they’re such an easy shape that they might even be able to add a bow!
5. They don’t need charging
As wonderful as Kindles and iPads are, there is nothing more frustrating than sitting down with a cup of tea and the anticipation of a good long session of reading, only to find that your device has no charge! With traditional books there’s none of that fuss, all you need is a comfy chair, a mug of something delicious and a lamp on, in order to settle down to a little bit of magic.
We want to thank Laura for yet another great post and we hope to have her back on our blog in the future! (Psst, Laura, Youre welcome back anytime!)
Here at ETA we pride ourselves in publishing great quality reads, if you think a book would be a great gift for someone you know this Christmas (by the way, it would be a great gift) then you can shop some of our favourites by clicking on the picture down below or you can click here to shop our full range of books!