Friday, November 18, 2011

TGIF - Thanksgiving Version

Happy Friday, everyone. I'm glad it's finally here! This time of year we rarely have to spend 5 whole days in school -- holidays, teacher conferences, etc. But this week was a full FIVE days. How dare they expect us to survive that!

Ginger at GReads! asks a very appropriate question for this time of year:

Giving Thanks: Which books are you most thankful for receiving from other bloggers, friends, family members, or publishers?

Well I have a lot to be thankful for, but I'll stick to the question so as not to write a book. Suffice it to say that I have a wonderful, loving family and a great job, for starters.

The most amazing book "win" I've experienced is when I won the entire Wicked Lovely series from Jen at Makeshift Bookmark. (She's one of my favorite bloggers, too.) I'm also thankful that my husband got me an iPad (which helps a lot with blogging and reading) for Christmas (and I already have it.) I'm thankful for the great going-out-of-business sales at Borders, but I really miss them. (Books-a-Million is set to open any day now.) I usually ask for gift cards for books, so I don't get them gifted a lot. I'm also VERY thankful that I work in a library, and have access to thousands of books every day. It's a real budget saver.

At Parajunkee and Alison's they are asking another holiday question:

Q: Letter to Santa: Tell Santa what books you want for Christmas!

As I said above, my favorite bookish thing to get are gift cards! My wish list of books changes on a daily basis, and the most fun for me is to browse until I see a book and think, "Oh, I've wanted that for a long time!" I also like "bookish" things. My husband got me a book necklace, and I'm always finding mugs, t-shirts, jewelry, and totes that I would like to have to support my habit. This is my latest find (saw this on a sewing blog - my other hobby.)

Please click here for information about my 2012 giveaway. If you want to get rid of all those short books on your TBR, this may be the challenge for you!

Hope you have a great weekend. Can't wait to see your lists!

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  1. Oh, did I forget to thank the hubby for my NOOK? Seriously, there are so many people to thank, and every TGIF post I read today makes me think of more! I love this community and am thankful to have people like you to share my love of books with! Happy Thanksgiving!!!

  2. Annette, I felt so luck when I was working in a bookstore, because even though I used my staff discount often enough, being able to order books in for the store (I was the children's book buyer) meant I was less likely to spend money on it myself. :) Definitely helped keep costs down. Sounds like you have a lot to be thankful for - good for you!

  3. Hopping through. Oooh...a book necklace! What does that look like? I love the bag too.
    My Hop

  4. Woah! You work in a library? Full of awesome books? And you have an Ipad? *Sends mind waves to all friends and family: Buy Kristina an Ipad!* Ive actually been telling a lot of people how an Ipad would make blogging so much easier... no one's taken to hint yet though... Thankfully Christmas is coming!

  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm thankful for my iPad too! I haven't read the Wicked Lovely series yet, but it looks good!


  6. This is such an awesome post. And your hubby is so sweeetttt to get you an iPad :-)

  7. I WANT that book bag! I have the "Big Butts" song by Sir Mix-A-Lot stuck in my head (hey, just realized, he actually knew how to spell "a lot"! Yay for him!)

  8. Yes, that bookbag is awesome. I would be very happy if Santa brings me that. :)

    Happy Friday.

  9. I follow you here! happy friday! :)

    Stop by my blog and follow me back?! :) I'm hosting a cover craze today! :)

  10. I love that bag. I recently pinned it on Pinterest to help remind me that I want it, lol. I should go out and get a canvas bag and just make one myself.

  11. Hello, new follower here. Apart from books I'm after a Kindle as well - saves on space! If you'd like to pay me a visit I'm over at:

  12. Oh my gosh, the Wicked lovely series.. *sigh* Loved those books so much :)

    Each book I read, it's like having a child. I wonder.. will I have enough love to share... of course! lol

    I want an android tablet.. maybe I'll be able to thank my hubbe for that by the time ginger reposts this question.. One can only hope. tee hee.

  13. Ooh, an iPad, definitely a great gift! And I am so jealous that you won the entire Wicked Lovely series. It's been on my TBR forever but I haven't gotten around to buying it yet...

  14. That bag is SOOO awesome! Haha, I hope you get that one for Christmas! Happy Friday :)

    Here's my FF!

  15. That bag looks so awesome!! (: I'm the same with you! I prefer gift cards because my wish list changes all the time! I hope your wishes come true! (:
    My Follow Friday
    ♥- Roxy

  16. Follower!

    I really hope Santa grants you your wish!

    My FF Post

  17. I love Love LOVE the bag!
    Hope Santa's kind this year :D

  18. You're so lucky I'd love to work in a library, new follower, here's mine

  19. Your blog looks awesome! I'm a new follower.
    Make sure to follow my blog and check out my awesome giveaway :)

  20. Thanks for stopping by my blog! :) Happy weekend.

  21. Your husband is so awesome! I must say that is a pretty awesome early Christmas present :)


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