MotherReader suggests "21 Ways to Give a Book." Awesome list.
Cool broadcasting idea: Favorite holiday books at BookTalk: The Podcast, a venture by Renee of Shen's Blog. (Scroll down when you get to BookTalk.) You can hear one of the voices behind Seven Impossible Things.
Relaxed Homeskool reviews (and recommends) Baby Kong, a new picture book that stars homeschooled children.
Terrier: Beka Cooper # 1, by Tamora Pierce, is 30% off at Powells.com. The Cybils award fantasy/sci-fi nominee is even less expensive (this morning, at least) at Amazon. The blog Wands and Worlds says, "[Terrier] is a prequel to Pierce's Tortall series, but it quite stands on its own and you can enjoy it without having read any of the other books. I highly recommend this book; adults as well as teens will enjoy it."
Happy St. Lucia Day, everyone! As soon as I finish this post, I'm going to try blogger Karen Edmisten's recipe for braided orange bread. Now, if only I had Melissa Wiley's book to go with it... (Thank you to By Sun and Candlelight for the link.)