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I think that I'm fairly safe in saying that all of us will be getting books for Christmas this year... although some will get gift cards for choosing our own books.
So, this is a chance to share what books we 'got' for Christmas from others and what books we 'got' for ourselves, too!!
I'm getting books from SantaThing!! YAY!! and that package hasn't arrived yet... and that will be very nice when it does!
but a friend & I celebrated the holiday a little early & I got Pegasus by Robin McKinley!! I'm Very Happy that I got that!!
Happy Christmas, Everyone!!!
Due to having to work with everyone's schedules, I did exchange presents with some friends yesterday and was very pleased to receive Dragon in Chains and Jade Man's Skin by Daniel Fox (Chaz Brenchley)! I can't wait to read them! The bf received The Art of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire because that's his favorite series.
I also received Shatterglass and Interworld from one of my Bookmooch buddies.
So it's been great so far this season!
May your family have a blessed Christmas.
My friends have been loving me tho- I have over $150 of gift cards to Chapters so far, as well as a "come with me to the UBS and pick out any 5 books" day. That will have to happen next week sometime, before she heads back to the states.
And my friend who I bought Sandman Slim and the gift membership for? Loved it! We're going to take my cue cat and enter his books sometime after Christmas.
Happy Holidays, Everyone!
Yesterday I bought myself a book. Normally I'm like #2 macsbrains and don't but myself things after Halloween. And I certainly never buy myself anything three days before Christmas! But somebody over the the 75 Book Challenge group was SO exuberantly praising The Beekeepers Apprentice that I bought it - for myself!
I got The Shipping News from a book moocher yesterday - almost new condition, may as well be a Christmas present, right?
And I asked for Barnes & Noble gift cards from the people in my family who do the gift card thing. It is going to be fun!
Happy Holidays everyone!
I do that too. :)
I did buy four books today at Hastings when I realized they sold used books. (Clearly it's been a while since I've been to a Hastings.) I bought The Shipping News, The Book of Salt, A Patchwork Planet, and The Last Days of Dogtown.
I doubt I will get books (other than Santa Thing) or gift cards, but I have no problem going and picking out my own book-presents! :O)
And God Said: How Translations Conceal the Bible's Original Meaning
David Bowie's Low
Eternally Bad: Goddesses with Attitude
The Supergirls: Fashion, Feminism, Fantasy, and the History of Comic Book Heroines.
And I got myself:
Buddha, volume 1 manga
The Terrorists of Irustan
The Comic Book Torah: Reimagining the Very Good Book
36 works of G. K. Chesterton
Tears of the Desert: A Memoir of Survival in Darfur
The Road of Lost Innocence
Boba Fett: A Practical Man
A Forest Apart
I am Nujood, Age 10, and Divorced
Less Than Words Can Say
The Gift of Fire
The Graves of Academe
The Four Loves
The Other Side
Ruth Ryan Langan
Mary Kay McComas
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Essential H.P. Lovecraft Collection
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
My mother also got me...
and my husband got me...
Succubus on Top
I haven't recieved my SantaThing as of yet.
And it is an amazing collection of stories, almost 800 pages and never a repeat author.
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