Books ‘n’ Comics

Reading is one of the oldest recreational pastimes and continues to be one of the most popular passed down to today, even with the invention of many digital counterparts.  Many children learn to read by browsing through books and comics at their local library and as adults tend to navigate back to the same plot lines they enjoyed as kids, just simply more complex.

For this reason, book and comics both make excellent gifts for friends of family members in your life that may soon be celebrating a special event.  In order to make the present extra special, you will want to search out genres that the special person in your life will appreciate.

Those who enjoy comic books will most likely appreciate DC comic books or Marvel comics as these are most likely what they read when they were younger.  There are plenty of novels on the market that also explore the history of both exploring the deeper histories of each character plotlines.

More modern comic books such as Maus, Iron Man 2, and Kick-Ass may also bring a smile to someone’s face.  Keeping up with the same theme, many of the modern comics are also now full feature films that are very popular.  Therefore, choosing a comic book that is styled after some of the latest films such as Kick-Ass, Transformers, Spiderman, or the Watchman complete comic novel may be the best choices.

When it comes to choosing books, the marketplace is an open book, no pun intended.  Before purchasing a book as a present it is important to know what style of writing the person you are buying for enjoys.  Pop female titles by Claudia Carroll and Sophia Kinsella are especially popular right now.  For those who prefer science fiction, the Twilight saga and ‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne are excellent choices.

Brand new titles that are hitting the shelves of bookstores and online book stores that are considered ‘must-reads’ at the moment are also excellent choices.  Some of these titles include Jo Nesbo’s ‘The Snowman,’ Rhonda Byrne’s ‘The Power,’ Gary Cockerill’s ‘From Coal Dust to Stardust,’ and Mark Billingham’s ‘From the Dead.’

Due to the fact that you may not know the reading preference of someone that you are considering a book or comic book gift for, you may want to consider buying a gift certificate from a book vendor for them instead so that they have the freedom to choose on their will.

Keep in mind that if you purchase a gift voucher from an online store it likely will stretch much farther since online book vendors are able to offer wholesale discounts on their novels and comics which is something that rarely can be found in retail stores.

Finally, as e-readers grow in popularity you may also want to consider the gift of digital books and subscriptions, because the gift of an instant book is just about the only gift that can beat the gift of a book.

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