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Books for Christmas Presents

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As a lover of books I like giving them as presents. Here are the books the children in my life are getting for Christmas this year.

For Bit (age 8, third grade):

For Little Man (age 4):

 For my niece (age 10mo-for her to grow into):

Originally posted here.

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beth_shulman
Dec. 16th, 2012 10:22 pm (UTC)
So: I read The Hobbit when I was... twelve, I think, and didn't like it, and never went back. Do you love it? Is it something I should revisit?

(I've also never read LOTR or watched the movies, so I'm not feeling especially compelled to catch up so I can watch this one.)
brandy_painter
Dec. 16th, 2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
I don't LOVE The Hobbit. I find it to be entertaining, and I appreciate its place in making fantasy what it is as a genre.

Each Christmas and on their birthdays, my husband and I each buy the kids a book and write a message in them. We do this in lieu of cards. So our kids have 4 "special" books for every year. The Hobbit is my husband's gift to Bit because he read it aloud to her this year, he is taking her to see the movie for a daddy/daughter date, and he wanted her to have her very own hardcover with a message from him in it. Even if she ends up never reading it on her own, the book will be special and contain a memory.

I have only read LoTR once. I prefer the movies. My husband reads all four books every year and has since he was 12.
beth_shulman
Dec. 16th, 2012 11:05 pm (UTC)
That's a really nice family tradition. I like :D

Everyone tells me the movies are great! I'm afraid they're violent? And I cannot handle that. What do you think?
brandy_painter
Dec. 17th, 2012 12:32 am (UTC)
There are some pretty epic battles that take up great portions of the movie. They aren't gruesome and detailed, but there is a lot of fighting. It is about a literal war between good and evil.
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