Why the buy-a-book variant? Because what business is smaller than the author toiling away by him- or herself? Because, as I (and many others) post from time to time, the publishing business is becoming tougher and tougher -- especially for the authors. Because more than likely you're a reader, or else you wouldn't be frequenting this blog.
So: I'm suggesting you give serious consideration to books -- whether print, electronic, or audio -- for some of your holiday gifting. Friends, relatives, coworkers, your kids' teachers, the local library you support ... surely there's a book that's right for each of them. And for yourself, of course :-)
If you're looking for suggestions -- not my titles -- for the past few years I've recommended a few books that I personally found noteworthy:
- "2015 best reads"
- "Books to savor, 2014 edition"
- "Books to knock your socks off ..." (in 2013)
- "That's entertainment! / Books for the holidays" (my 2012 list).
There you have it: Buy-a-Book Saturday! (Not to mention the obvious extension of the concept to Cyber Monday!) Nourish the meme -- and the rest of the mind! Spread the word!