BTT: Gifts

btt2What books did you get for Christmas (or whichever holiday you may have celebrated last month)? Do you usually ask for books on gift-giving occasions or do you prefer to buy them yourself?

On gift-giving occasions, I do ask for books more than anything, because I don’t have to worry about fit, color, or exchanges. I use the Amazon Wishlist function, and it works well because I can put a whole mess of books on the list and let people choose, so whatever I get is still a surprise (unless I were to peek, which I do not). I admit that my list has been smaller this past year, though, because I am trying (but not totally succeeding) not to accumulate too much stuff.

I could not wait to post my loot this year–click here to see what I got!

Happy Thursday! They are saying it will snow in Atlanta today. I have my fingers crossed! We rarely see snow.

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10 comments

  1. I love my Amazon wishlist. It helps me keep track of things I want to read, too.

    I use PaperBackSwap to keep swapping out books so that I don’t accumulate too many. 🙂 If you haven’t heard of it, I’d love for you to use my affiliate link (on my post on my blog) to check it out– that helps me earn even more free books! Basically you pay postage to send your books to someone who wants them, then you earn credits, and you can pick any book that’s listed to be sent to you.

    Oh, and I’ll be glad to ship you some of the snow from Ohio. 😉

  2. Priscilla, just remember that if it does snow in Atlanta, the entire city will shut down! They’ve already canceled all school here in Nashville because it *might* snow (so far, nada!).

    This year because of traveling I didn’t really ask for very much on the present front because it would just be a pain to get it back home with us. But I did get two books I’ve been wanting for a while: the collector’s gift edition of the last Harry Potter book (with the gilt-edge pages!) and “The Blue Castle” by LM Montgomery.

  3. Literary Omnivore, you speak the truth. I dare not try to go to the grocery store, for fear of crowds stocking up for the “big snow.”

    Amy, the wishlist is a great way to keep track of the TBR. Thanks for the offer on PaperbackSwap–my mother is a PBS addict, though. I was a member of BookMocch for a while, but it didn’t really work for me. I prefer to use the library. Thanks for the offer of snow, but I live in the South for a reason! 🙂

    Steph, I kid you not, the sun was shining this morning, nary a flake has fallen, and they were already announcing closings! It’s too funny how this whole region reacts to the possibility of snow. I remember the first year I lived here (’99), I got sent home from work because there was supposed to be a big storm…and nothing happened! I looked up The Blue Castle, which I had not heard of before–it looks quite good! I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

    Bluestocking, snow is such a rarity here. I just like to see it fall…it usually disappears within a few hours.

  4. Wow, you did get quite a haul! I use Amazon wish lists to keep a running list of books I am interested in, too. Many I buy myself, but when my family asks what I want I am happy to share a few titles with them.

  5. Barbara, I probably should have mentioned that books made up my entire wishlist. Also, for the most part I have stopped buying books for myself.

    Susan, yes, I saw you got the Poe stories. What a nice gift!

    Jennifer, it snowed here for about 15 minutes…that’s all we’ve had so far!

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