Chapters Indigo Fall Gift Guide & Giveawayby
It’s time for students of all ages to return to school to begin another year of academic growth. I always enjoyed back to school shopping even though it meant we were that much closer to returning to class. Highlighters, binders, duo-tangs, pencil crayons, Trapper Keepers and geometry kits (always a new geometry kit even though kits from previous years were barely used). Fall also means snuggling up with a blanket and a good book while multicoloured leaves float to the ground outside your window.
Chapters Indigo recently released their Fall Gift Guide that includes Notable Books for Fall like Neil Young’s Waging Heavy Peace, and J.K. Rowling’s Casual Vacancy. For business-minded readers they have a Dragons’ Den Collection, and for the home chef there’s a collection of farm-to-table and comfort food reads like A Country Cook’s Kitchen and The Best Soups in the World.
They have also stocked up on lifestyle items, games, home accessories, journals, and everything that compliments a good book in your home. Tea pots, throw pillows, candles, headphones, radios, party supplies and gadgets. These items are available at Chapters Indigo locations throughout Canada (including Robson/Howe, and Broadway/Granville) and online.
To celebrate their new fall items, Chapters Indigo has put together a prize pack for a lucky Miss604 reader. This includes: Play Video Memo Pad, Water-Powered Clock, Magic Bonasi Tree, Apples to Apples Junior, Tea Forte World of Teas, Alphabet Journal, Spot it!
Here’s how you can enter to win this bundle (valued at $150):
- Leave a comment recommending a book that everyone should read (1 entry)
- Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
Follow Chapters Indigo on Twitter and Facebook for deals, specials, and product information. I will draw one winner at random from all entries next Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at 12:00pm.
Update The winner is Maureen!
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I loved reading “The Help” and I highly recommend it 🙂
Wicked, by Gregory Maguire is a fantastic read (all of his books are, really).
Everyone should read The Golden Spruce if you’re at all interested in the north west coast!
Currently, I am reading The Third Man Factor” by John Geigor. It’s fascinating. If you like extreme sport, this is a book about the experiences people have had during life & death situations in extreme sports (mountaineering, caving, etc.) where they’ve sensed or experienced there’s a prescence or “third man” that helped them survive.
Game of Thrones series, of course!
“The Help” by Kathryn Stockett
The Life of Pi is an excellent easy read and soon to be a movie.
Bridget Jones is the funniest book I’ve ever read 🙂
Life of Pi!
I did love “Water for Elephants”. All the fun of running away with the circus and none of the poop! And you get points for Canadian content!
I loved the Night Circus…quite surprisingly!
Stephen King’s 11/22/63
IT by stephen king… what a creepy book
Germs, Guns, & Steel by Jarod Diamond. Great history read of the evolution of man, and the historical, cultural, environmental reasons behind European dominance of the world in the medieval ages.
Everyone should read An Awesome Book by Dallas Clayton.
I really enjoyed “The science of Leonardo” by Fritjof Capra. Interesting what Leonardo Da Vinci invented in his time. most of it remained hidden in his notes though.
The Magicians by Lev Grossman!
Utopia. A very old book, I found it very difficult to read, but interesting and has yet to be achieved.
‘Still Alice’ is an excellent book….well written and thought provoking.
Philip K. Dick’s Martian Time-Slip.
I recommend The Lovely Bones. An incredibly written book.
Gone With the Wind
“Gold” by Chris Cleave.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
I am reading the first book of the game of thrones. he t.v. series follows the books very closely.
Act like a lady think like a man by Steve Harvey
How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie really changed my life. I highly recommended this book.
Bossypants, by Tina Fey. I laughed out loud several times while reading it.
I highly recommend The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.
“Brain Rules” by John Medina – accessible and your brain really does like to read about itself.
I liked the Hunger Games trilogy
for lovers of the Twilight sage, or for anyone in general, “The Host” is a fantastic book
The Joy Luck Club – an oldie but goodie.
Scarpetta by Patricia cornwall
At the Back of the North Wind, by George Macdonald
Everyone knows about it but I still want to say it. “50 Shades of Grey”, it’s a good read for not only women but couples. Spice up the love life quite a bit.
pillars of the earth – ken follett
kitchen confidential by anthony bourdain
A Fine Balance
The Cookie Lover’s Cookbook. Absolutely amazing.
Superfudge by Judy Blume, is my all time favourite book.
Not too many kids’ books posted yet. I choose Wonder by R. J. Palacio? Wonder is about a boy with a disfigurement who attends school (5th grade) for the first time. I think the book has Newberry potential. Story is told through various points of view that all cleverly weave together.
What I wish I knew when I was 21 is a lovely book. Inspiring as well.
The Power of One by Bryce Courtney and Like Water for Chocolate are my favorite two books!
I really enjoyed the book The Cat by Edeet Ravel.
Game of Thrones by George R Martin
any book by Dean Koontz, but I think One Door Away from Heaven is one of my favourites.
I love Chapters! I’ve always wanted to go on a shopping spree there.
i really like Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill.
It’s been awhile since I have bought books (kobo now) but I love them! Any excuse to buy more is welcome!
Seriously – it’s difficult to pick just one, so I’ll pick one that I’ve read twice. “A Prayer for Owen Meany” by John Irving.
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. My all time favourite read.
Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
i recommend Time Traveller’s Wife
I’m a teen, so one book, or more so series, I would recommend to teen girls is the series of books by Jen Calonita titled Secrets of My Hollywood Life. I have really enjoyed all of the books in the series.
“Miles to Go” by Miley Cyrus
The Alchemist by Michael Scott is great – for kids and adults!
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini is a great book
A.S. Byatt’s Posession
Scar tissue! The anthony kiedis biog. amazing.
The God of Small Things is a fantastic book. I highly recommend it.
“Run” by Ann Patchett is excellent, tied for my favourite read with “Bel Canto”, also by Ann Patchett
I think everyone should read The Hunger Games (the whole series!) I didn’t think I would be a fan of it but read all 3 books in 2 days! Loved it!
Gold by Chris Cleave
I Know This Much is True
Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman
I would definitely recommend the Game of Thrones books…..Love them!
The Shack…by William Young…a lifechanging read!!!
The Kite Runner
Toss up…either “The Alchemist” or for the romantics, “The Notebook”…the book was much more better than the movie…they usually are…
Everyone must read “What I Know Now: Letters to my Younger Self”…women like Maya Angelou, Lee Ann Womack and Ann Curry write letters to their 13 year old selves about things they wished they knew when they were younger! Inspiring 🙂
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Ken Follett’s Pillars of the Earth
The Hunger Games Trilogy!
The Glass Castle!
The Sense of an Ending, Julian Barnes
The Help! Such a great read.
The Game of Thrones books are awesome 🙂
The Game of Thrones!
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Return Of The Native!
A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini… amazing book!
Everyone should read The Time Traveller’s Wife.
Gone with the Wind
Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder
Come, Thou Tortoise by Jessica Grant. So good!!!
The Happiness Project
Where We Belong, by Emily Giffin
No David No by David Shannon
The life of pi
Harry Potter! Ok, it’s more than one book but they’re all good.
Any Gladwell book. Tipping point or blink
The Help – such a great book for everyone!
Nueromancer by William Gibson
If you enjoy sci fi, my pick is Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.
Tuesdays with morrie
Loved “The Help” and “the Hunger Games”!
Game of Thrones
The Life of Pi
1984 by george orwell is my favourite book ever
“The Cure For Everything” by Timothy Caulfield. Required reading!
The Hunger Games
I always liked the Life of Pi!
I have always oved the Narnia series and Harry Potter
I recommend The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (Judith Viorst). Even in my 40’s this makes me smile.
50 Shades of Grey.,of course..:)
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Currently in the middle of reading Gone Girl. I only put it down so that I could enter this contest.
It’s. So. Good!
I would recommend “The Gift of Fear” by Gavin de Becker. Amazing book.
I just read “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry” and it’s a great motivator to change up and branch out from living a monotonous life.
The Birth House by Ami McKay…..it is excellent.
I will suggest a classic: The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka.
Just discovered my favourite kids book: Press Here by Herve Tullet
“Stanley Park” could not be more topical these days given Vancouver’s growing food scene.
It’s a book I was given by my mother when I was a little girl, but it’s ‘My Blue Country’ by O.R. Melling. Talks about a group of Canadian youth travelling to Malaysia to learn about the culture, and how to adapt, while maturing into young adults.
Two must reads for me are The Life of Pi and A Fine Balance. Both Amazing books…
A Complicated Kindness by Miriam Toews
” Life of Pi ” was a fascinating read.
Just finished The Birth House by Ami McKay, a great historical fiction read.
“Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafón is a book for those who cherish books and reading.
I strongly recommend “Ru” by Kim Thuy and “The End of Illness: A New Perspective on Health That Changes Everything” by David B Agus.
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a great classic!
Beethoven’s Hair fantastic read historical and fictional. Great mix.
Life of Pi
A classic – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
The Time Traveler’s Wife was a great read and my daughter suggests We’re Going On a Bear Hunt…
A Nurse’s Story, by Tilda Shalof
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
I’m reading Swimming Studies right now and loving it.
Atonement by Ian McEwan, or anything by Ian McKewan.
Everyone should read the hunger games
I think everyone should read A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
The Art of Racing in the Rain…whether you are a dog lover or not : )
Eat, Pray, Love. Amazing book.
If you love dogs, you’ll love The Art of Racing In The Rain.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer ~ Mark Twain!
Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood is still one of my favorites….highly recommend it!
The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo is a great book!
From a business perspective Winning by Jack Welch.
CITY OF BONES
Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake is an awesome blend of not-so-far-fetched science (she based most of it on current research) and apocalyptic goodness. Also – 7 habits of highly effective people is pretty much a game changer. One of the only books I’ve ever wanted to read more than once.
Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. Beautiful!
The God book is excellent
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon is my fave book of all time!
A Good Man by Guy Vanderhaeghe
Shake hands with the Devil – Romeo Dallaire
I recommend The Book of Negroes.
The Help was a good read
If you like color…. All About Color – Janice Lindsay
I would highly recommend everyone should read is “How To Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age”.
In this Information Age that we live in – where email, blogs, social media platforms have created instant and ever-increasing amounts of data, information, and communications – Dale Carnegie’s simple, common-sense principles and ideas are timeless and are needed more than ever… to be ignorant of these principles could lead to negative and long-lasting consequences in how others relate and perceive you.
On the road by Jack Kerouac
Beggar’s Garden is a fabulous book of short stories from around Vancouver!
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
“The Art of Racing in the Rain”. Real tear jerker!
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
time 2 read
norwegian wood is lovely
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. It’s a bestseller for a very good reason.
Love “The Notebook”
Overdone answer, but the Hunger Games!!
Paul Auster – Mr. Vertigo
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. A must read!
‘Nam. Powerful stuff.
Life as Pi
East Of Eden by Steinbeck… incredible, beautiful book and my all time favourite
Tick Bite Fever by David Bennun
The Little Prince
Everyone should read the new release Sweet Tooth by Ian McEwen.
CLASSY and VERY CLASSY by Derek Blasberg 🙂
Read Bringing up bebe!
The Lord of the Rings! @Rainnne on twitter 🙂
I suggest the Introvert’s Advantage. A few years old but fantastic
To Kill a Mockingbird is still the greatest book I’ve ever read – love the lessons you learn and the way the characters have withstood the test of time – Who didn’t want to be Scout and who hasn’t had a Boo Radley they misunderstood in life?
I highly recommend Pewter Angels by Henry Ripplinger. He is an amazing Canadian writer that I think everyone should know about!
I just finished “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed – totally loved it, great read.
I highly recommend: Better Living Through Plastic Explosives, by Zsuzsi Gartner. Great short stories set in North Vancouver.
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