Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

With Mother’s Day comping up in just under a few weeks, it’s time to start thinking of some cool gift ideas for that special mom in your life.

We all know she deserves the best, so if she loves books, think about getting her these cool gift ideas.

#1 Book Scented Candles

Everyone who loves books love the smell of old books. I didn’t know this was a thing, but you can buy scented candles that smell like old books.

#2 Customized e-reader cases

E-readers are becoming more and more popular, and I’m sure some of your moms have them, and use them pretty often. You should think about getting her a customized e-reader cover, with a special message telling her how much you love her on it.

#3 Book of the Month Club

Has your mom run out of books to read? Or maybe she is always willing to read new books. If that’s the case, think about getting your mom a Book of the Month subscription. There are lots of different ones out there, so I’m sure it won’t be hard to find one your mom will enjoy.

#4 A personal Library Kit

If your mom prefers old-school books, she may want a personal library kit. Plus, if she likes giving books away to family and friends, this’ll help her collect those late fees.

#5 A Personalized Embosser

Books, gifts and letters convey more meaning and value when distinguished by your personal stamp. Get your mom a personalized embosser so she can put her own flare on her book collection.

Thursday Thoughts: Print book vs. E-readers

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This has been an argument since the dawn of time. Even before E-readers. Even before books there were cavemen sitting riding their dinosaurs, debating which was better. Everyone has a preference.

Some people prefer E-readers because its still reading a book, and you save a lot of space because you don’t have actual books to worry about storing somewhere. It’s also a lot easier to carry around. I’ve seen some E-readers able to fit in your pocket, which not a lot of books can do. They’re also easier to bring along on trips or in your backpack than a hefty 1000+ page book.

I’d say that Amazon was the one that really launched the E-book revolution, and from what I remember it really took off. Books were flying off the electronic bookshelf.

On the other hand, those who love print  books often claim they love the feel of the book in their hands and the sound of paper rustling as they turn the pages. It’s a lot different receiving a physical book from someone as a gift, or sharing one of your physical books with a friend than it is passing around some code of a book.

Persoanlly, I prefer the print books. Not necessarily because of the smell or the sounds when I turn the page. For me it’s more of just owning the book itself. Each book has its own soul. Every piece of art, the cover, the font, and every single page between the covers. Even the tiny bends on the corner of the page, or that splash of water, every book tells its own story just from looking at it.

To me, a book loses that soul when it’s on an E-reader. It’s all just words on a screen, theres no life to it anymore.

Now I could get into production costs of Ereaders and print, or the comprehension of the words on each platform, but I don’t think people really care about that. I think the real deciding factor is the personal preference of each reader.

Ultimately the real winner is the person that is reading the book, on whichever platform they want. Whether you’re curled up on the couch reading some sappy romance novel, or sitting on the bus reading ’10 Ways to Make Money Fast’ if you’re reading a book you win.

That’s all from me. Let me know which you guys prefer in the comments. I’d love to hear from you guys why you love E-readers or print books.

I think this went pretty well. Obviously there’s some changes but I really enjoy this Thursday Thoughts post.