After the infamous ebook bundle sale, I don’t really have a stomach for sales of any sort (unless they involve JC Penney and the gift card my parents gave me for Mother’s Day). But I do know about a few great deals right now and don’t want to leave you out, just in case you feel like shopping this weekend.
First up are a couple of books – both of which would make great last-minute Mother’s Day gifts!
Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes by Shauna Niequist is probably the book I’ve heard most about in the past few months. EVERYONE I know who has read it has loved it.
I wasn’t sure, because though I adored Shauna Niequist’s first two books (Bittersweet and Cold Tangerines), this one sounds really . . . foodie-ish. And while I love food (duh.), I’m no foodie. But everyone I’ve talked to has said this is her best book yet.
Bread and Wine is a collection of essays about family relationships, friendships, and the meals that bring us together. This mix of Anne Lamott and Barefoot Contessa is a funny, honest, and vulnerable spiritual memoir. Bread and Wine is a celebration of food shared, reminding readers of the joy found in a life around the table. It’s about the ways God teaches and nourishes people as they nourish the people around them. It’s about hunger, both physical and otherwise, and the connections between the two.
So when I saw that the Kindle version was on sale for $3.79 yesterday, I bought it immediately – and can’t wait to read it!
KidVentures: 50 Outdoor Experiences of Wonder, Discovery & Childhood Memories by Jen Murray is a new ebook released this past week – and it’s already ranked at the top of several ebook categories on Amazon!
KidVentures is a simple and motivating how-to guide for getting your kids outside and having some fun. As a indoorsy couch potato type, this is exactly the kind of book I need as we head into the long summer! And though Jen is the consummate “boy mom,” having six-year-old quadruplets, she’s included all sorts of activities in the book. So while I don’t imagine Annalyn and I will be jumping into creeks anytime soon, we can definitely make a zipline for her Barbies or try out so many of the other ideas.
Other than these books, I’d highly suggest checking out DaySpring’s monthly sales and specials. As always, they have a variety of beautiful items on sale – and no matter what gift-buying occasion you might have this month, they’ve got something for you.
Graduation? You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream is the perfect message for any graduate, and right now, you can get Holley Gerth’s book by that name and a Lisa Leonard bracelet with that engraved message for just $39.99 (regularly $51.99)!
Wedding? How about this Mr. & Mrs. Gift Set? 30% off this month only, this cute set includes Mr. and Mrs. mugs, as well as a Mr. & Mrs. journal for exchanging notes and a coupon book. Who would love this sort of thing more than newlyweds?
New baby? She’ll love this super soft plush musical monkey! (At least I hope so, since I stocked up on these earlier in the year for all my friends having babies this spring!)
Housewarming? Try these Redeemed ceramic coasters, 50% off regular price.
See? I told you. Great deals. So shop if you need to – and then go enjoy your weekend! I’m headed to a gymnastics party for my daughter’s “BFF,” then having friends over for dinner. Church tomorrow morning, then editing a friend’s ebook tomorrow afternoon (which sounds like work, but really, holding a red pen in one hand and a manuscript in the other is simply my happy place). Have a great weekend, friends!