No Book Buying Challenge 2015 – August Update
As you know, we are co-hosting the Show Your Shelves Some Love: A No Book Buying Challenge. You can also review the details of the post on the “No Book Buying Challenge“ page from the menu above. For August, tell us about some of the best bookish gifts that you’ve received and/or given.
Several of the book clubs I’m in (and used to attend on a regular basis until my whole world changed *cough*) do white elephant type exchanges. The creatures book club had some really fun ones where we exchanged creature-themed Christmas ornaments and otherwise some creature gifts. I had a blast looking for zombie earrings or a creepy necklace and the like. For the non-creature book clubs we’ve exchanged things like Harry Potter themed jewelry, so that was a ton of fun too. I love bookish stuff.
I have embedded my Goodreads shelf so that I can share the books I read as I go.
I’m a big proponent of sharing my love of reading and books with others. This usually results in my giving books as gifts. This is especially true when it comes to gifts for my nieces and nephews. I was on a Neil Gaiman kick last year, and Fortunately, the Milk was a go to gift for earlier readers. And how can it be wrong that I “previewed” the book before gifting it. I had to make sure it was good first! I love Pat The Bunny for a baby gift. I can’t even count the number of new babies who have this book because of me! (Check it out if you are looking for a baby book!) As for adult books, these exchanges have been mostly white elephant. I passed along Fan Girl by Rainbow Rowell and a book of literary inspired cocktail recipes in the gift exchanges. As for most memorable book I received as a gift, I’d have to go with Dead Men Do Tell Tales. It’s memorable because my mother gave the book to me twice, once in hard back and once in paper back. And I don’t think I ever read it.
For my shelf update, I’m up to 10 completed books in total this month. Go Me! And yes, sure, I’m still adding to the shelf with free books, but I’ve still not purchased any books.
I once had a boyfriend who said that he never knew what to get me for my birthday or for christmas. Really!? HELLO! I like to READ! Any who, I think books make wonderful gifts. I also like little things that go along with the books. I have a key chain engraved with the word, “Sassenach.” I would love it if I had a boyfriend who got me Claire’s ring from Outlander….hint hint hint future boyfriend…
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