Hello, readers. It's December again, which means one thing: shopping online so you don't have to go to stores and be forced to listen to holiday music against your will. And as it happens, I have a number of suggestions about gift ideas. (By a strange coincidence, many of them are things I've written.)
If you are flat broke: This Thursday's New York Times is fairly inexpensive, and will feature a puzzle cowritten by me and Patrick Blindauer.
For someone who would like to post an Amazon review that isn't crazy and/or discusses content instead of a now-corrected production error: I suggest Sip and Solve Word Searches or Scratch and Solve Trivia Games.
For people who don't own my Sit & Solve Crosswords #3 and would like to own it plus puzzles by someone else who may or may not be a well-known constructor using a pseudonym: These are very specific needs! I recommend Sunday in the Park With Crosswords. (Amazon, B&N)
For people who are tired of waiting for me to finish my fantasy novel and would like an actual book to read: My pal David Dickerson's memoir "House of Cards" is hilarious, and if you're not watching his Greeting Card Emergency videos, you're missing out. (Amazon, B&N)
If you like sudoku: Well, honestly, if you can wait a while, I'll have a book of hand-constructed sudoku variants out eventually. If you can't, I think The Sudoku Code is the best of my sudoku books thus far. (Amazon, B&N)
I'd recommend music too, but honestly, I can't guarantee anyone you know likes anything I like. Happy holidays, y'all.Posted by Francis at 02:01 AM