We are just over one week away from Mother's Day, and if you don't have a present already, it might be time to get your act together and get your mom the gift of reading. Lucky for you, we're here to help. Our crack team of book experts will help you find the perfect title for your mom. Just tell us a little about your mom and what kinds of books she enjoys. Leave your reader profiles in the comments, or on our Facebook page.
Today, we're helping DeAnn find the perfect book for her mother, who enjoys authors that make her laugh. DeAnn says: My mom has always been a big fan of books that make her laugh, with authors like Erma Bombeck or George Carlin. She also loves books about cats or animals that have been rescued, or James Herriotts books. She loved Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein and Marley and Me. Plus she's a fan of Rosamunde and Robin Pilcher and Adriana Trigiani.
DeAnn, I recommend buying your mom seventy copies of Bossypants by Tina Fey. It's really that good. The laugh per page ratio is probably a hundred to one. So expect her to laugh 27,500 times before she finishes it.
But if your mom prefers something with a dryer sense of humor, Sarah Vowell's new book Unfamiliar Fishes is a droll but informative take on the history of Hawaii, which, I learned, is a real place.
Ali said: "Anyone who likes to laugh should be sure David Sedaris is in her collection. Each of his howl-out-loud funny books is great, but my favorite is Me Talk Pretty One Day. Just thinking of certain passages makes me giggle aloud."
A new dog book that is getting a lot of love from our customers is Bad Dog: A Love Story. A story of a bad owner struggling to control his alcohol addiction and his disobedient dog, Bad Dog is a book for fans of Marley and Me.
Miriam suggests: "DeAnn's mom sounds like she likes uplifting and heartwarming books, so if she hasn't read The Help--just out in paperback and soon to be a major motion picture--that should definitely be on her list.
Keep your requests and recommendations coming!