Ten Of The Best Books To Give Your Dad Or Any Guy

Are you looking for a more meaningful gift for your dad or the man in your life?  Maybe for Father’s Day? Christmas? His Birthday? Why not present the man in your life with a book?  Below, check out the best books to give your dad on Father’s Day or for anytime of the year.  Of course, guys, girls, and non-binary readers can appreciate these titles, too. Why Give A Book As A Present? I look at gifts a lot like how I view giving baby gifts and cards. I would rather sign my name and send along a book than spend $5.00-$10.00 on a card that will ultimately land in the trash. The same goes for gifts, especially for babies. There are only so many pacifiers and newborn clothes that a child needs—and these offerings do not last a lifetime, unlike a book. Books hold meaning, are passed down for…

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Pictures Paired With Storytelling: A Unique Sydney and Melbourne Travel Guide Book Review

Have you ever wondered how you could share your heartfelt travel stories and memories with the world? Put Instagram into a universal book? Or transform your journal into a travel guide, inspiring others to take their first steps out into the world? Husband and wife, K. MacKenzie Freeman and Doug Freeman, have done just this with their Sydney and Melbourne travel guide, Impressions of Sydney and Melbourne. As part of a series, this book navigates readers through Australia using both pictures and short stories. A Book Review of Impressions of Sydney and Melbourne by K. MacKenzie Freeman and Doug Freeman A Picture Is Worth 1,000 Words If you recall the English Lit idiom, “a picture is worth a thousand words,” then you are already prepared for the Freemans’ memoirs. The idea behind this older phrase is that one picture tells a more complex story than a word-filled description. Playing on this…

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Book Review- Road Trips: A Guide to Travel, Adventure, and Choosing Your Own Path by Jen CK Jacobs

With fun and beautifully placed pictures, stories, interviews, charts, and recipes, Road Trips by Jen CK Jacobs advises readers how to have the most fruitful travel experiences on the road. Divided into four distinct and concise parts, Jacobs begins by telling readers how to set out on an adventure.  This preparation includes checking the car and packing snacks.  Jacobs suggests journaling and recording those experiences as well as compiling and showcasing inspiring mementos for years to come. The forth section, compiled from her journal entries, describes Jacobs’ favorite road trips.  She shares what she has learned about life, death, and love. A few of her destinations include Ireland and the Joshua Tree, emphasizing the universality of this nonfiction, teenage and adult read. Lastly, Jacobs’ ends with helpful books and other travel resources to help any type of explorer better navigate the world. Jacobs might just be my writing soul sister,…

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Books About Art Forgery: The Art Forger

Books About Art Forgery: The Art Forger by B.A. Shapiro An Well-Written Story With A Splash of Art History In 1990, thirteen paintings were stolen from the Elizabeth Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. One of those paintings included Degas’ After the Bath.  Aiden Markel, world famous owner of the Markel G Gallery, believes that he has recovered the stolen painting. Not wanting to return the piece to the museum before he has a reproduction made, Aiden seeks out the reproduction talents of Claire Roth. Aiden wishes to sell the reproduction as the real painting to an international, corrupt dealer and promises to return the original to the museum.  Aiden is a business man, after all. Romance Plus Art Forgery Equals Blurred Moral Boundaries On the other side of this debatable forgery, Claire has been struggling for an artistic comeback.  Her ex-boyfriend—who has since committed suicide—claimed her work as his own, thus devastating her…

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Review: Rich People Problems (Crazy Rich Asians #3)

As part of the popular adult fiction series Crazy Rich Asians, Kwan strikes a well-written, extravagantly high-pitched chord of excessive wealth through his spoiled group of characters. More intently examining the lives of minor characters and pumping up grandma with sustenance, I thoroughly enjoyed every fast-paced minute, starting with who would inherit Tyersall Park and ending with Astrid’s brush with the tabloids. Suspenseful, humorous, and with characters that have developed so consistently over the past two books, I find myself cheering on Astrid as she follows her heart and Nick as he hopes to reconcile his relationship with his grandmother—without worrying about his inheritance. Eddie is still a scumbag and more so a child than his own prepped up and inflated kids, and Kitty Pong’s small yet significant transformation actually blew my mind. Rachel has taken a back seat in this one, and I’m OK with that. With everyone’s fate…

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Review: The Little Prince

The narrator is a pilot who finds himself lost in the desert with a broken plane. The little prince approaches looking for a friend as he travels across planets. Oddly at first, the little prince asks the pilot to draw him a sheep. Throughout their time together, the little prince explains how he leaves his planet behind because of a vain rose that he did not understand but most likely has grown to love. In his travels, the little prince visits a vain man who only hears compliments about himself, a king who takes pride on giving falsely reasonable orders, a businessman who claims that he owns the stars, an ashamed alcoholic, a tired lamplighter, and a geographer who never leaves his desk to explore. The little prince learns what it is like to create friendships with others, including a fox, and begins to mourn the loss of his little…

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