Secret Santa Sign-Ups

I know Halloween just passed, and Thanksgiving is still a month away…but I can’t resist signing up for the 5th annual Secret Santa hosted by The Broke and the Bookish!

A full description of the event, including the rules, is at the sign-up page. But basically, here’s what you do: (1) Email TBTB before November 14 with some info about yourself, including your mailing address and some books you’d like to get from Santa. (2) TBTB will email you back with the info for your giftee. (3) Go shopping! Mail your gift no later than December 15. (4) Email TBTB again when you receive a package from your Secret Santa. I’ve participated in this event for the last several years and have always enjoyed it. I think my favorite part has been picking out presents for my own Secret Santa! 🙂

Secret Santa Goodies!

I can’t believe it, but I have already received my gift through the Secret Santa event at The Broke and the Bookish!

secret santa

I tried to find decent pictures of my goodies on the Internet, and then I tried to take a picture of them myself and upload the photo to the computer…but apparently I fail at technology, so eventually I gave up. But I do want to thank Angela at Griperang’s Bookmarks for sending me Young Miles by Lois McMaster Bujold, which I’ve been wanting to read for a while, as well as these lovely Pride and Prejudice-themed notecards! Thanks for the great gifts, Angela!

Things are happening!

24 hour read a thon

Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-Thon is happening this Saturday, April 27! For those who don’t know, this is an event where crazy book-loving types set aside an entire day solely for the pleasure of reading. As you might suspect, the event lasts for 24 hours, although you’re not obligated to participate (or, ahem, stay awake) for the whole thing. There are fun challenges (with prizes!) throughout the day, and it’s just an overall good time. I’m definitely looking forward to participating this year, although I’ll admit frankly that I don’t plan to stick around for all 24 hours! I’ll just play it by ear. Stop by on Saturday for my progress post — and sign up if you haven’t done so already!

Also, my local library is having its semi-annual sale this weekend! There’s a preview night on Thursday, and then the actual sale will take place Friday through Sunday. I may or may not be using a vacation day so that I can go to the sale on Friday and visit it early and often. *blush* So all in all, I anticipate a pretty awesome bookish weekend!

Secret Santa goodies!

As you may recall, last month I signed up for the 2012 Secret Santa Exchange hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

And my Secret Santa package arrived last night! Kimberlee at Girl Lost in a Book sent me the following goodies:

Brat Farrar by Josephine TeyDeath and the Running Patterer by Robin…

  • Brat Farrar by Josephine Tey
  • Death and the Running Patterer by Robin Adair
  • Christmas at Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons
  • And a Starbucks gift card!

Thanks so much for the great picks, Kimberlee! Can’t wait to start reading. 🙂

Secret Santa Exchange at The Broke and the Bookish

The holiday season is upon us, which means it’s time for some cheer and good will — and nothing says cheer and good will like fabulous bookish presents! Luckily, The Broke and the Bookish is hosting a Secret Santa gift exchange to spread the love (and awesome gifts) among book bloggers. Once you sign up, TBTB will assign you a Secret Santa, for whom you’ll buy gifts based on their wishlist and other preferences. Then you mail them their package and receive your own bundle of holiday joy in return. If you’re interested, click here for details about how to participate. The deadline to sign up is November 17. I’m looking forward to finding that perfect gift for my Secret Santa!