December 13th, 2012

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas—at Amazon

Not too many shopping days left, are there?

Getting a mite panicked about your gift-giving?

Don’t despair; neo-neocon (and Amazon) are here to help you out. Just use my handy-dandy portal, or this.

Amazon sent me a promotional email recommending books “for her.” I think it’s instructive to take a look at what Amazon thinks women like to read (and believe me, the folks at Amazon know these things; they must crunch the numbers all the time). Mostly novels, novels, and more novels, mostly by authors I’ve never heard of, and a few memoirs and biographies and books on entertaining thrown in.

What does Amazon think you should buy “for him”? More to my taste, actually—at least, the history and biography part (it’s Lincoln, Lincoln, and more Lincoln). Not so much the bios of rock stars (what’s up with so many bios of rock stars?). As for the memoir by the knuckleballer, well, I once read Jim Bouton’s memoir, so there.

My general book, CD, and DVD recommendations are in the widgets on the right sidebar. But I’ll add a few other suggestions:

(1) the original sleep sound machine, and still champion

(2) if you like club soda (like I do), and are tired of hauling the bottles back and forth, this is a handy gadget

(3) This, or really any book of short stories by John Updike

(4) these previous suggestion of mine: this and this

And a heartfelt “thank you” to all who’ve already ordered from Amazon through my blog—much appreciated!

3 Responses to “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas—at Amazon”

  1. csimon Says:

    no comments? really? I don’t think i’ve ever seen a post of yours without a single comment!

    and now is no time to start! so I’m letting you know I heard ya! And I remember the very special Amazon portal here at neo-neocon!

  2. neo-neocon Says:

    csimon: they’re tired of my shameless self-promotion :-).

  3. Susanamantha Says:

    I enjoyed “Ball Four” the book, not the TV show.
    There’s another comment for ye.

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