Call us old school, but we’re all about giving thoughtfully chosen books as holiday gifts. But what to pick for your WWII-obsessed uncle who has already read every WWII-related tome? You’re kinda thinking something about U-boats… or Roosevelt… but you’re at a loss…
Fear not, there’s a time-savvy way to get book recommendations. It’s the Penguin Hotline, and it’s basically like the Thanksgiving Butterball hotline--but for getting book recommendations, and it's conducted via email.
It takes about five minutes: You just fill out a short questionnaire about your giftee’s interests, then some brainiac at Penguin Publishers emails you back with recommendations (from any publisher, not just Penguin) and reasons why each is a good selection.
Check it out now, since it can take a few days to get responses (although ours came five hours after we emailed!), and the service is available only through December 21.