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Last-Minute Literary Gifts

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With Christmas just days away, last minute shoppers are scrambling to find unique gifts to bestow on their loved ones. Whether you’re in search of a stocking stuffer or a spectacular gift for under the tree, start a new tradition this year by surprising them with a literary treat. Here is a round-up of some of the hottest books of 2013.

The Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar -- Your Brain's Silent Killer

Health and wellness books are always big, and one of our new favorites is The Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar -- Your Brain's Silent Killer. Written by Dr. David Perlmutter, The Grain Brain reveals the truth about the effects of wheat, sugar and carbs on the human brain and offers a four-week plan to achieve a healthy life. This includes an insight into some diseases and how they are connected with grains as well as an argument on how diet affects brain health. Our favorite section is where you can learn what tests your doctor can perform to help you better understand your brain.


A to Z Cookbook for Kids by Jacque Wick will tempt your aspiring chef to whip up something special over the holidays. Complete with a glossary of kitchen tools and a conversion chart, each letter of the alphabet is accompanied by a yummy recipe. Perfect for little hands who want to create a culinary feast, this book is a must-buy for the budding chef on your list. is your one stop source for access to over 40,000 titles. Gift subscriptions are available for one month ($14.95), three months, ($39.95), and six months ($74.95). Each month, your recipient may choose one book from any genre to download to a Smartphone or tablet. Additional books per month are only $10.00 with a subscription. This exceptional gift idea keeps on giving throughout the year.

Last Minute Literary Gifts

The Architecture of the Cocktail: Constructing the Perfect Cocktail from the Bottom Up by Amy Zavatto, illustrated by Melissa Wood is the ideal gift for an office gift exchange. If you have ever wondered what it takes to make the perfect cocktail, this book is your go-to source. With blueprints for over 75 different cocktails like the Moscow Mule, Dirty Martini, and Fox and Hounds, this pick will certainly stir up an interesting conversation.

Last Minute Literary Gifts

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