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SBTB Podcast: Books as gifts

In this episode, Sarah and Jane talk about books as gifts! We’ve crafted a mini book gift guide for different folks, talking about books we’ve given as gifts in the past. We’ve got suggestions if you’re looking to give someone a book, and surprise! our recommendations are not just romance!

Here are some of the books we talk about in this episode:

JK Rowling: The Casual VacancyThe Power of HabitGeneration Kill

Generation Kill DVD series - HBO DVDYou Know When the Men are Gone - Siobhan FallonAmerican Sniper

Where the Mountain Meets the MoonWonder - RJ PalacioThe Iron Duke

RivetedThe Year of the DogThe Year of the Rat

Julie of the Wolves - Jean Craighead GeorgeJulie's Wolf Pack - Jean Craighead George

My Weird School DazeCaptain Underpants - and the Terrifying Return of the Tippy TinkletrousersOok and Gluk

The Adventures of Super Diaper BabyLunch Lady and the Cyborg SubstitutePunk Farm

HerbivoraciousHow to Cook EverythingHow to Cook Everything vegetarian

Don't Panic, Dinner's in the FreezerCooking for GeeksStiff - the curious lives of human cadavers

Spook: Science Tackles the AfterlifePacking for MarsBonk - The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

Stories I Only Tell my Friends - Rob LoweTop of the Rock - Inside the Rise and Fall of Must See TVLamb: the Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

His Lordship's Mistress

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Sunny
    Oct 15, 2012 @ 14:17:53

    I’m really enjoying the podcast, some great recommendations and books I’ll need to check out.

  2. Sherri
    Oct 18, 2012 @ 12:37:31

    I can recommend the mini-series Generation Kill, which Jane mentions in the podcast, but she indicated that she had not seen. I watched it last month as was impressed with the acting, but more importantly, this view of contemporary military action and how some of the things that we hear about can occur.

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