Thursday, December 5, 2013

With all the crazy holiday shopping going on this month, we decided it just wouldn't be right for our beloved book characters to miss out on the gift-giving fun. So this week, Kristan, Stephanie, Sarah and I came up with a few ideas of what we'd like to give some of our fictional friends...
1. I am giving Levi (FANGIRL by Rainbow Rowell) an iPod loaded up with some great audiobooks. I am also teaming up with Cath to make recordings of her reading all her Simon Snow stories, so he can finish her entire repertoire on his own time. I suspect they'd rather do other things when they're together. ;)

2. This is a cheat, but if I could, I would go back in time and take a photo of Verity and Kittyhawk together (CODE NAME VERITY by Elizabeth Wein), and make two copies so that they could each carry one forever. Failing that, I am at least framing a large print of the Real Fauxtographer's interpretation of Queenie for Maddie to have.

3. Totally lame, but I am buying clothes for all the kiddos in the Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta, because I bet they are totally cute babies/toddlers, and because tiny widdle clothing with animal ears and soft fabrics and adorable prints are just irresistible! I have no idea how Target stuff will hold up in the wilds of Charyn, or the mountains of Lumatere, but oh well!

1. I wish I could give her one of her sister's old paintings, but instead I'm giving Kiri (WILD AWAKE by Hilary T. Smith) a new synth, a new bicycle, and some replacement azalea bushes because, sheesh, things seems to get busted up around this girl. I'll also throw in a new radio for Skunk because anyone worthy of the term "love-bison" just needs to be showered with gifts.  
2. There are so many things I'd like to give Carey from IF YOU FIND ME by Emily Murdoch in
order to help her transition back to a normal life. Mostly, I think I would purchase my 20 favorite contemporary YA novels for her so that she wouldn't feel so alone and different. I'd also hire her a top-notch defense attorney to help with any upcoming legal issues.
1. ELEANOR AND PARK by Rainbow Rowell
A proper mix tape for Eleanor--Park's taste is somewhat questionable, a new Walkman, and LOTS of batteries. (Did they have Costco in the 80s?)

2. WINGER by Andrew Smith
I'd like to give Winger some Arnica cream to help with bruising and swelling, and some extra Sponge Bob Band-aids. (I'm a Mama, what can I say?)

3. THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater
Some high-tech dousing sticks for Gansey, and maybe a Mr. Gray bobblehead for the Pig. Adam wouldn't accept any gifts, so I'd have to bake him some cookies.

I think Elisa could have used a cup of hot cocoa and a pair of earmuffs for all that trudging through the snow.

I would give Mclean a spice rack. Temporary living situations are no excuse for bland food.
So... what would you buy for your favorite book characters? Please share!


Kristan said...

Sarah's Raven Boys answer and Steph's What Happened to Goodbye answer made me chuckle.

We're all so thoughtful! ;P

Rebecca @Crunchings and Munchings said...

This is such a cute idea! Love.

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