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Friday Fun! (Holiday Book Swap Time!)

Hello my lovely readers!  Can you believe next week is Thanksgiving already?  Time flies!  I had a cold this week, so I only was healthy enough to make it to the gym once.  Sadness!  But I did track my calories to make sure this wouldn’t cause a slump, and I’m seeing my trainer tomorrow.

Santas holding boxes.I’m not a huge holiday person, but one of the things that I do enjoy is the various secret santa/book swap events that happen in the month of December for book bloggers.  I had a lovely time participating last year, so I was stoked to see the information go up.  In fact, I’m participating in two different ones this year.

First up is the one I did last year Book Blogger Holiday Swap.  Alas, the deadline for that one was November 11th, so it’s too late for any of you to sign up. But!  I already got my information for my swap partner.  I can’t wait to raid the used book cellar in Harvard and challenge myself to find awesome presents for her.

Santa peeking from behind tree.Next is a swap that Amy let me know about–A Broke and Bookish Secret Santa.  Apparently she participated last year and had a blast.  I visited Broke and Bookish’s blog and enjoyed it, so I signed up!  The deadline to sign up for this one is TODAY, so get on that ya’ll!

You guys don’t even know how excited I am to get not one but TWO packages of books in the mail this year!  There’s just something extra-nice about unwrapping books from a stranger who just so happens to be a fellow book lover.

Happy weekends all!

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  1. November 21, 2011 at 5:33 am

    All sounds rather exciting, look forward to hearing what you receive 🙂

    • November 21, 2011 at 10:48 am

      Oh it is! Next year you should look into it. They’re open internationally. 🙂

  2. bookzilla
    December 9, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Hi Amanda! It’s your Broke and Bookish Secret Santa recipient! The Shadow of the Wind and The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing (plus the bookmark and postcards) made it all the way to Texas in one piece (although the package looked a little worse for wear)!

    Thank you so very much for sending me such great stuff. The postcards are going up on the cork board on the wall next to my desk, and the bookmark is getting slipped into my latest read so I can un-dog ear the page. 😉 I can’t wait to dig into the books! Thank you again for being so thoughtful. Have a great holiday season, and stay warm up there in the frozen north.

    • December 10, 2011 at 10:28 am

      Thanks so much for letting me know it arrived!! I’m sorry the packaging got banged up, but glad the books were safe and sound. 🙂 I’m so glad you’re happy with what I sent, and I’m grinning ear to ear thinking of a piece of Boston on your corkboard. I hope you end up enjoying the books. Happy holidays!

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