Audiobooks Are Very Easy to Gift-Wrap: Your Last-Minute Holiday Recs

Few gifts say I didn’t know what to get you like candles or gift cards. And for about the same price as that throw blanket or wine you were planning to wrap, an audiobook can make you the hero of any gift exchange (and they’re even easier to wrap than books). Choosing books for other […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

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