Books Make Great Wedding Gifts…

…especially if they’re first editions.

This suggestion from BuzzFeed gladdens my heart — give the happy couple a book, specifically a signed first edition of one of their favorites.

However, you may not want to spend $80,000 for the first edition Salinger pictured here.

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But, I can let you have a copy of the first edition of my The Secrets of Jin-Shei, signed or unsigned, for only $100, postage free anywhere in the continental United States. (Email me at deck@vaxer.net.)

For other books, Abe Books has possibly the best online market for such rarities around.

First edition gift books

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Speaking of weddings

Tips For Taking The Perfect Wedding Photo — Avoid disaster and embarrassment by following these simple rules

If horses are involved, choose your steed with care.

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If you wed a centaur…

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Wedding photo tips

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31 Day Blog Challenge, #12

WHAT’S INSIDE YOUR FRIDGE?

Ice cream. Eggs. Milk. Leftovers. Suet (for the birdfeeders – it’s easier to handle if it’s cold and not melting all over creation and my hands).

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The Weirdest Dinosaur Statues Ever

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No animal deserves a monument more than a dinosaur. That’s why some of the weirdest, biggest, and most awesome (in the original sense of the word) statues in the world are devoted to these extinct beasts. Here are some of the most mind-boggling.”

Dinosaur statues

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Shakespeare: Thriller Writer

“It’s not just because of his language, blowing out the walls of English as it was known,” Gregg Hurwitz says. “Nor his plumbing the depths of the human psyche, paving the way for Freud and the rest of those bearded couch-watchers. Nor even for the fact that a close study of Shakespeare’s canon encompasses (through six degrees of Kevin Bacon) the whole of Western knowledge that preceded him. It’s also because he was one of the world’s pre-eminent thriller writers.”

Shakespeare wrote thrillers

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