Last Minute Gifts for the Crafty Booky Geek

Yikes! Only a few days left until the holidays are upon you and you still haven’t gotten that geek in your life a present! “But they already have everything geek-worthy under the sun!” you proclaim. Not so fast! Thunder Bay Press sent us a few items that might just stuff your stocking.


Grown-up coloring books are all the rage these days, but who wants to color in a bunch of fractals or stupid butterflies when you can bring dragons, and Balrogs, and orcs to living color with Tolkien’s World: A Fantasy Coloring Book and A Bestiary of Tolkien: A Coloring Book?

Tolkien’s World lets you color in characters and places from all the Middle-Earth lore.


And A Bestiary of Tolkien focuses on the beasts and monsters that lurk in the darkness!



Wizards and Dragons and Wraiths, oh my!


Coloring isn’t your style? Maybe you’d prefer something that’s a little more challenging, like a dot-to-dot picture. “But He Geek and She Geek, dot-t0-dots are simple baby games!” you say. First of all, you’re doing an awful lot of talking out loud to a website that can’t verbally respond to you. Send an email or something. But secondly, these are no ordinary dot-to-dots. This is Marvel: The Amazing 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book! Does this look simple to you?


No, it does not. You owe someone an apology. The great thing about 1000 dots is that you get some really detailed pictures to color (or not) when you’re done. Check out this Captain Marvel work-in-progress:


Finally, maybe you don’t want to risk your giftee getting nasty papercuts. Let them work with much softer textiles as they make their own superheroes with Marvel Universe Crochet. This kit comes with everything you need to make a li’l cuddly Spider-Man and Captain America. You’ll need a little more yarn to crochet a German airport for them to fight in though.


You also get instructions for 12 more heroes including Star Lord, Ant Man, and Groot. Now, I’ve never picked up a crochet needle before, though I do dabble with a sewing machine, but my plan is to make that Captain America and hang him from my geek Christmas tree. (I’ll keep you informed as to my progress.)

Pick up any of these books at Amazon or your local bookseller!

Tolkien’s World: A Fantasy Coloring Book

A Bestiary of Tolkien: A Coloring Book

Marvel: The Amazing 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book

Marvel Universe Crochet

(Thanks to Thunder Bay Press for the review copies)






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