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Holiday Fun ~ Books as Gifts Part 2 Changeless (Miss Carriger Recommends)

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The book basket ideas continue, if you want to know what I’m on about the introduction to this idea is here.

Our example: the Parasol Protectorate books
1. Order signed from Borderlands (Definitely get your request in before Dec 15th, that’s the last time I’ll be able to get in to sign stock for them before the holidays.)
2. Source a vintage looking basket, possibly from a local thrift store
3. Fill with accompanying fun items, many of which might also be found at a thrift store

This basket is themed to Changeless and/or Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 2 (the graphic novel adaptation of Changeless.)

Changeless Madame Lefoux Cross-Dressing and/or Scotland themed

Next up in this blog I’ll do a fantasy book basket idea for Blameless, in the meantime I’m interested in your ideas. Anything you’ve run across that would fit with this theme? Suggestions for good recipes? Other books that might work with this basket?

Book News:
Still basking my the manga’s #1 debut. Otherwise, kinda slow at the moment, busy working on Prudence 24/7.

Quote of the Day:
“A bagel is a doughnut with the sin removed.”
~ George Rosenbaum


Holiday Fun ~ Books as Gifts Part 1 Soulless (Miss Carriger Recommends)

Posted by Gail Carriger

 

The book basket!

This is an idea shamelessly taken out of the Romance Community, but it is such a good idea! I can’t help myself. I recently parroted on about it on the SF Signal podcast and have decided to do a few companion blogs on the subject.

If you have a friend/loved one who is a voracious reader why not consider a signed copy of a book from an author you know they love, accompanied by a basket of items themed to that book? My local indy Borderlands has many signed books available. Give them a call or try your own local establishment (like Murder by the Book, Tattered Cover, Powells, Book People, or Mysterious Galaxy). They will usually have authors in town drop by and sign stock.

Anyway, so here’s the idea: once you have the book, signed or not, then build a basket of fun around that book.

For example: the Parasol Protectorate books
1. Order signed from Borderlands (Definitely get your request in before Dec 15th, that’s the last time I’ll be able to get in to sign stock for them before the holidays.)
2. Source a vintage looking basket, possibly from the local thrift store
3. Fill with accompanying fun items, many of which might also be found at a thrift store

Soulless Tea Party themed (can use Soulless, Soulless: The Manga Vol. 1, or the Parasol Protectorate boxed set)

I have lots of additional ideas and food thoughts in my blog post on How to Throw a Parasol Protectorate tea.

Next up in this blog I’ll do a fantasy book basket idea for Changeless but in the meantime I’m interested in your thoughts. Anything you’ve run across that would fit with this theme? Suggestions for good recipes? Other books that might work with this basket?

Book News:
Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 2 a #1 New York Times bestseller in the Graphic Novel List!

Quote of the Day:
“Cakes and bonbons suitable for tennis parties are legion, and, as a rule the one thing to be observed in selecting them is to avoid stickiness or surprises.”
~ Steel & Gardiner, 1888


A Charming Ode to Soulless In the Style of The Night Before Christmas (Special Extras)

Posted by Gail Carriger

 

The Parasol Protectorate Facebook Group is getting rather cheeky. There are two discussions going on right now. One on “Casting Soulless the Movie” and the other on “Where I First Read Soulless.”

Because it was so cute I had to share this offering from Erin Hudson (I do hope she doesn’t mind).

‘Twas a day in October, not long post-release,
After a paper doll website my interest unleashed,
As a respite from homework, from all that was dreary,
I sat down to read Soulless, hoping it would be cheery.

I was all nestled quite snug in my bed
When Carriger’s Vampires first danced in my head;
I wore cozy pajamas with dogs at my feet
And coffee to enhance this newfound prose treat!

I flew quickly through pages and giggled with glee
At the interactions of Maccon and Tarabotti
And later I found myself shedding some tears
When Akeldama saw sunshine after too many years.

All-in-all I would say ‘twas a pleasant retreat
A reprieve from a too-busy life I’ll repeat
I’m ever so impatient, I will confess,
For the moment I get to start reading Changeless!

Did I mention I have the coolest fans? Well, I do.

Rhiana Jones for suite101.com says of Soulless,

“This story was unexpectedly refreshing, humorous and lovely. When reading a book in the vampire genre cliché’s and predictability are often expected. However, the alternative world in Soulless, although similar to most in the genre, had many unexpected surprises. The book was an excellent balance of three genres, Steampunk, Vampire and Romance. The writing was both quick paced and funny, the characters were easy to like and Alexia was a great heroine.”

My Favourite Books says of Changeless,

“OMG, I have been waiting for this book since finishing SOULLESS. And it is as good if not better than the first book.”

Quote of the Day:

“Does it have to be so filthy? If he could prophesy the future he might have advised me not to wear $500 shoes.”

~ A very Lord Akeldama sentiment from the final episode of Alias

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