S2E7: Thanksgiving & Gift Guides

In episode 7, we chatted about Thanksgiving foods, traditions, and shopping. We also had Catherine, creator of the blog A Short Blonde, back on the show to share her fantastic holiday gift guides--one for "him" and one for "her." If you're having trouble deciding on gifts for friends or family, definitely check out her helpful guides!

And if you've already decided that you want to give a book but aren't sure which book to give, we created a special book gift guide especially for you:

Vernacular Literary Gift Guide

For the history buff: "The Wright Brothers" by David McCullough

For the person who doesn't like history but needs to learn history: "In the Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson 

For the bookish anglophile who is a secret romantic: "Gaudy Night" by Dorothy Sayers

For the kid who never grew up: The Redwall Series by Brian Jacques

For the scientist or science geek: "The Martian" by Andy Weir

For your liberal uncle who never stops talking at Thanksgiving: "Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again" By Donald Trump

For your conservative aunt who never stops talking at Christmas: "Outsider in the White House" by Bernie Sanders

For your foodie friend: "Bowl and Spoon" by Sara Forte

For your foodie friend who likes to read (and eat pizza): "Delancey" by Molly Wizenberg

For young children: "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom," "Where the Wild Things Are," and the "Little Blue Truck" series

We wish all our listeners a very happy and delicious Thanksgiving with friends and/or family! If you have an opinion on whether or not it is acceptable to go to the movies on Thanksgiving or Christmas, share it with us (via email, Twitter, Facebook, or in the comments below) and we'll share it on the Inbox segment in Episode 8. Until then, visit our blog and Catherine's to enter our exciting holiday giveaway!