December 23, 2000
Raindrops on Roses
Practically since Gutenberg, books have been ubiquitous holiday gifts. Could it be because they're so easy to wrap? Giving books also makes you look intelligent. But humankind has been so damn literary for so many centuries now that the sheer number of titles from which to choose is positively daunting. How to pick the right readable gift?
10. He keeps England down to earth, but British Prime Minister Tony Blair adores Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien's famous fantasy.
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