Today’s Booking Through Thursday asks, “What 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?”
I was really excited for books this Christmas, but I only got two: The Eyre Affair (delightful!) and Gaudy Night (which I hope is delightful!). This leads into the next answer: I got them because I asked for them.
This Christmas was all about getting what I asked for; my parents got a GPS for me and Scott to go geocaching with, and my younger brother the elder got me the books. The little one got me a purple wooden hanging thing that says “All-Star Sister” and has a soccer ball on it, which I didn’t ask for, but I guess the Holiday Shoppe is still limited in its selection.
However, I am signed up for several of those points-earning websites, and two of them came through for me just a couple of weeks ago, so soon I will have $15 to Borders and $25 to Barnes and Noble which will get spent basically as soon as I have the money in my hands. 🙂 It’s like a Christmas bonus!
For more thoughts on people buying me books, check out this Musing Mondays post from November.