The indulgent nature of a book cannot be overstated. Sitting down, focusing on a story and letting it take you away. Life often pulls in varying directions, and reading can feel like a sense of meditation. And couldn’t we all use a little more creative meditation in our lives?
Growing up, both of my parents were avid writers and readers. My grandmother boasts several floor-to-ceiling bookcases filled with books for all ages. I am guaranteed to get at last two books as gifts every holiday.
Being a reader in Baltimore is a special joy. This is the city that reads and, apparently, writes too. Local writers have had a prolific year. Veteran writer John Waters tried his pen at his very first novel, and Anne Tyler continues to put Baltimore on the map with her fiction.
If you’re looking for a gift for the book lover on your list, consider some of these titles: