Welcome to another week of Top Ten Tuesday! TTT is hosted by our ever lovely Broke and the Bookish, so make sure to drop by and check them out! Every week bloggers are given a bookish topic and challenged to list their top ten on that topic. Easy huh? Meh. Not always!
This week’s TTT subject is all about Father’s Day, and I chose Books to Buy My Dad. It’s a picky subject because my dad doesn’t read all that much, but he will read a book when certain topics catches his eye, so I just have to be picky about the books I pick up for him.
As always, fill free to add what books you’d buy for your dad in the comments, or just add the link to your TTT, or both!
Armadillos by Melissa Gish
I’ve got to get this one out of the way. I know, I know. Armadillos?! Yes, yes. It’s an ongoing joke with my dad. His favorite part of Steel Magnolias is the Armadillo cake, and I went on a trip to Texas where I found an Armadillo figurine for him. Ever since then when I find a little Armadillo…something, I have to bring it back for his ever-growing collection. He even has a wooden carving and a jadeite carving from Belize.
Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms by Tim Tebow
I dislike football. It’s an accomplishment for me when I sit through my nephew’s games! I watched my first ever full length Super Bowl game this past year! (And dang my luck, first one in a ba-zillion years to go into overtime, so I was told). But I have respect for Tim Tebow and how he stands for his rights of freedom of religion and keeps his faith even as half the nation mocks him, and my dad loved his last book, “Through My Eyes”, and all the football mumbo jumbo he writes about.
The Federalist Papers by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay
My dad is a veteran, and I think every vet I’ve ever come across has an interest in history. He likes to get those big collectable books about WWI & WWII, full of pictures and old news paper clippings, and keeps them in the same cabinet with his medals. The Federalist Papers were essays published to promote the ratification of the United States Constitution.
Great Book of Woodworking Projects: 50 Projects For Indoor Improvements And Outdoor Living from the experts at American Woodworker by Randy Johnson
My grandpa was a carpenter back in his days, and my dad has always done a few side projects. He’s made a few of the chairs on the front cover of this book, and modified some into a rocker version. It’s best to keep the man busy doing something, trust me. He’s a micro manager.
I can see those question marks popping up over your head again! But this is, again, legit. When my nephew was around three years old, I caught my dad reading him a bedtime story. What story? The descriptions of tools from a Sears magazine in a cooing voice. Now he has a pretty good collection of Sears catalogs dating way back for his… “Story Time”.