Grumpy Book Grrrl

a writer and reader

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As you all should already know, Mother’s Day is just around the corner. I’m a procrastinator through and through, so I am always holding out until the last possible moment to do my gift shopping. It makes it more of an adventure, you know? It is T-24 hrs: will I or won’t I find the perfect gift? As I’m running through the store, I picture myself like an Indiana Jones/Lara Croft type.  The store is my temple and the perfect gift is the ancient relic I have to find.

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With my imaginary whip in hand I’m ready to make this Mother’s Day gift shopping my b****.  It really is more exciting that way, and when you’re a 30+ year old mom of 2 you have to get your kicks somehow. Anyway, I digress.

As you’re out doing some last minute shopping, and probably normal shopping in a normal store that is in no way reminiscent of an ancient ruin, I thought it may be helpful to offer some gift ideas. You know, just in case you have absolutely no idea what to get that special lady in your life.

  1. We could all use a little more of this, am I right? A nice relaxing day, with nothing more to worry about than what book to start first. Heaven….


  1. You can also never go wrong with alcohol. A relaxing day made even MORE relaxing.


  1. And if she’s not a blended scotch whiskey fan, that’s okay. You can always pick up her favorite wine or brew. The important part is the alcohol.

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  1. Still not sure? Might I suggest this? Instead of a physical book, go with her pre-ordering her favorite e-book. Hell, why choose? Go with the physical and the e-book.


5.If you want to be especially generous, I would recommend going with options 1-4. I             mean, honestly, what’s better than books and booze? Except books, booze, and                     maybe this guy…

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Seriously, I love me some Thor. If you happen to come across him in your shopping excursions, just scoop him up and send him my way…

All jokes aside (except for the Thor part…I’m totally serious about that), the best gift you can give the special mother in your life, whoever that may be, is time. Take the time to tell her your love her, that you appreciate everything she does, and that she is valued. Even if it’s just a phone call or a card, the love is in the gesture.


So here’s to a happy Mother’s Day to all of you fabulous mothers out there! For all that you do for whoever you do it for, whether it’s fur babies, non-bio babies, or babies who are babies no longer, we salute you!


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