After much thought, here is my very own Christmas gift guide for books:
1. John Keats. It can be any book of his poetry actually, but I chose “So Bright and Delicate: Love Letters and Poems of John Keats to Fanny Brawne“. Because Christmas is the perfect time to be romantic, and so a poetry related present might make the perfect choice.
2. P. D. James, “Shroud for a Nightingale“. Some of you might agree that in a cold winter night there can be nothing better than staying in front of the fireplace (or its modern equivalent, the radiator) with a good mystery novel and a hot beverage. Because probably everybody has read Agatha Christie or Arthur Conan Doyle, my suggestion is to go for something more contemporary. The puzzle solving might not be as satisfying as in the old school mystery crime novels, but to its advantage are the insights in the human nature and British atmosphere. You can go for any of her novels really (and yes, she is a woman, I discovered it myself only after I bought the book), but this one is deemed as one of the best. Murder, sleuths, drama, and…Nightingales.
3. My third choice is “Biocentrism” by Robert Lanza; “Our understanding of the universe as a whole has reached a dead end”- this is how this easy to read, exciting and thought-provoking book starts its argument. In short, it is a book which questions what consciousness is, what is reality or life and what is the link between the universe and ourselves. One might agree with the arguments or not, but they will definitely make you question the way you see yourself and the world around- what more can one ask from a Christmas gift?
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