It’s time once again for one of my favourite features – Bruce’s Lucky Dip! If you are unfamiliar with this one, it involves me typing a random word into the search engine of the Book Depository and presenting to you the best and most unexpected results. Appropriately for the time of year, this lucky dip is focused around Christmas. So if you are still searching for the perfect present for that hard-to-buy-for character plaguing your Christmas list, sit back and let my festive fossiking provide the solution to all your woes….click on the book covers for more information on each title.
Firstly, for the hardcore crafty crafter:
For the religious hardcore crafty crafter:
Unsurprisingly enough, these two are by the same author.
For the ungrateful relative of a hardcore crafty crafter (religious or otherwise):
Remember, it’s the thought that counts.
For the person who just needs a little assistance to manage that carefree, Christmas happy-tude:
For the party-pooping Christmas sad sack who needs more than a bit of funny festive poetry to get them in the mood:
Let those elves psychoanalyse the holiday grumps away…
For the entrepreneur with a desire for wealth untold and rapid upward mobility:
Scoff if you must, but do note that this book is in its fourth edition, so the author must have made at least a little bit out of this harebrained scheme…
For the animal activist, or that annoying child that keeps begging you for a puppy:
Imagine the expression of joy on their little faces when you present this book and then lead them into the back yard, accompanied by the sound of festive gobbling…
For those for whom mulled wine is not enough to spice up the holiday:
Now it doesn’t happen often, but occasionally I come across a book in one of these searches that makes me do this face:
This time I have found hands down the most inexplicable Christmas title ever. Clearly, I move in sheltered shelfish circles. This one certainly has a fun and frivolous vibe to it, but it ain’t my idea of traditional festivities. And it’s certainly not for children. If you want to see it on Goodreads though, just click here.
Bet you weren’t expecting that, were you? In fact, I bet you’re making the face right now.
And that’s my festive lucky dip for 2014 – I hope I’ve helped you with those tricky people on your present list….although if you’re buying that last one for anybody I don’t want to know about it. You weirdie.
Stay tuned next week for a wrap up of the Small Fry Safari Kid Lit Readers Challenge, and a BRAND NEW CHALLENGE for 2015. It’s going to be real bobby-dazzler!
Until next time,