I am glad that they got together because I really like Coffee Table Books!!!
I actually ordered this one for myself. It is supposed to show where some authors go to find their inspiration to write their books. I am anxious to see where they choose to go. I know where I would want to spend time if I were to write a book. The ocean or the mountains would be my choice!
They say that no two snowflakes are alike. I would think this book would have some beautiful artwork of the snowflake.
Since my other blog has to do with my furry friends, this definitely would be a great choice for my coffee table. I love sharing my life with my furry friends.
I thought this book looked interesting. It is about the many marathons around the world. The title 26.2 I would think has to do with the quickest time that someone ran a marathon. I am really not sure but it would be interesting to find out why 26.2 was chosen in the title. My son, Greg, sent me a text to let me know that 26.2 is the distance in miles of a marathon!!! Thank goodness for sons!!
Translating Marathon and Other Race LengthsTraining for a marathon means training to run 26.2 miles. You may want to run other races, as well, many of which measured in kilometers. Read on to see what all those lengths mean in miles and kilometers:
- *Marathon: 26.2 miles
- *30K: 18.6 miles
- *25K: 15.5 miles
- *Half-marathon: 13.1 miles
- *20K: 12.4 miles
- *15K: 9.3 miles
- *10K (or 10,000 meters): 6.2 miles
- *5K (or 5,000 meters): 3.1 miles
- *1,600 meters: 1 mile (4 times around a track)
- *1,500 meters: .93 miles (3 3/4 times around a track)
- *800 meters: 1/2 mile (2 times around a track)
- *400 meters: 1/4 mile (1 time around a track)
- *200 meters: 1/8 mile (1/2 time around a track)
Since this is the Christmas season, this coffee table book about American Christmases seemed like a great choice. I would imagine that it talks about American Christmas throughout the ages. It might be interesting to see how our celebrations of this special day have changed over the years.
So, if you are stumped as to what to buy for someone on your list, maybe a Coffee Table Book along with a mug and some coffee might be the way to go especially if you know something that they are passionate about.
Until next time, keep curling up with a good book...