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Xmas book gift ideas for a geek girl

Hi

Here are some nice book gift ideas for a girl who is into fantasy, science-fiction or just creepy things in general.  Obviously, the best way to think of a gift idea of your own is to know what the geek girl you are buying for likes.  Alternatively,  here are some general ideas.

1. The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien.  The second movie in the series comes out in December, so a tie in book would also be an interesting idea such as ‘Chronicles: Art and Design (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug)’

2. The Walking Dead.  This show is pretty big at the moment, which is based on a series of graphic novels so it would be the perfect gift this Christmas.  You get her the shows box set, or the first volume in the graphic novel series or, the game.

3. If your geek girl is more into paranormal romance and urban fantasy, then chances are she likes True Blood the TV show.  Obviously, you could get the DVD, but alternatively, you could get the omnibus version of the first three books.  Or another option would be to get the Harper Connelly Omnibus another series by the author of True Blood, Charlaine Harris.

4. On the same note there are lots of other urban fantasy series out there.  A personal favourite of mine is the Women of the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong, which begins with Bitten.

5. Comic books/ graphic novels are huge now.  There are the Avengers series of films, plus the new Man of Steel which comes out in early December on DVD.   There are lots of comic books available, such as ‘Avengers – Volume One: Avengers World’    

6. In terms of less mainstream comics, the Sandman Library by Neil Gaiman is amazing and is beautifully illustrated by a host of different artists.  It begins with’ Preludes and Nocturnes’ 

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Black Friday Book Haul!

Hi

So, on Friday I decided to buy a couple of books for my kindle and ended up with a nineteen book for under three euro.   I thought I would share what I got.

Firstly, I got ‘The Snow Child’ by Eowyn Ivey for 99c.  I had wanted to get it for a while – it is a critically acclaimed book – and when I saw it on the deal I just snapped it up.

Secondly, I discovered book bundles.  I purchased three, but there were many more all for around 49c.  The fist one I got was ‘Six Times A Charm’ which features books by Deanna Chase, Angie Fox, Julie Kenner, Mindy Klasky, Rose Pressey and Liz Schulte.  From what I can tell the books are all urban fantasy and the introduction to several series.  I also got ‘Magic After Dark’ a bundle of six paranormal romance/ urban fantasy books by authors such as; S M Reine, Marie Hall, Deanna Chase, Danielle Monsch, Kate Daniley and Dannika Dark.   Finally, I also got ‘Faery Worlds’ which features six novels that are kind of urban fantasy but with an emphasis on the fae and fairies.  The authors included in this volume are Tara Maya, Elle Casey, JL Bryan, Anthea Sharp, Jenna Elizabeth Johnson and Alexia Purdy.

These are a bit out of my comfort zone of fantasy, but I think a bit of diversity does no harm, and like I said, these were on incredible deals.  I guess I just couldn’t say no 🙂  I would upload pictures but I am a wee bit computer challenged at the moment.