My Bookish Christmas

My family and friends know me well. They know I love books! I don’t usually buy books as you know, but I’m not opposed to getting books as gifts. I also love bookish things. I got many wonderful gifts this Christmas.

Christopher originally wanted to buy me The Infinite Sea (The 5th Wave #2), but Jim had already ordered it. So he selected If You Only Knew instead. Apparently I had this book on my Goodreads list, but I didn’t remember adding it. Either way, it sounds interesting. (I just looked it up to add the link, and I see now that I added it after reading Jessica’s post earlier this month about 10 unputdownable books. I added the ones I hadn’t read to my Goodreads list without reading the descriptions. Now I’m really excited to read it.)

I’m also very excited that Jim bought me The Infinite Sea. I’d actually seen that Amazon receipt in my email, but I didn’t remember the name of the book, so it wasn’t spoiled. Yay! We bought our niece The 5th Wave for Christmas, so since I don’t really like to keep books, I’ll give it to her once I finish. She’s pretty pumped about that, and she hasn’t even read the first book yet.

My friend Sarah from my YA book club bought me this awesome “Banned Books” mug. I had tea in it yesterday afternoon, and it was the perfect size. It goes very well with my first lines book that Jim bought me last year.

I had a hunch that Jim was buying me a laptop, and I was right! I am typing on my new MacBook Pro right now. It worked out well that I was suspecting he had bought me a laptop because I may have thought it was too much if it was a surprise. I don’t like to spend a lot of money on myself.

Jim made some comments right before Christmas that made me think he wasn’t getting me a laptop, and then I was kind of disappointed. I was so happy when I really opened it. Although I didn’t get to use it until the 26th because Christmas day was pretty busy with family stuff.

I also participated in The Broke and the Bookish Secret Santa this year. I mailed my presents to Candice @ The Grown-Up YA a few weeks ago, and I was beginning to worry that my present wasn’t coming. Since it arrived only a few days before Christmas, I decided to save it for Christmas morning.

I didn’t really know what to expect in my package. But I was so pleased with what I got! Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages bought me Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, who you know is one of my favorite authors, and Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid, which I have really been wanting to read but didn’t get to this year.

I love the Dr. Seuss card and the little journal. That will definitely come in handy for making notes for blogging and fiction writing. The Christmas socks, Skittles, and Peeps snowman were fun too. I really enjoyed this Secret Santa exchange.

What bookish gifts did you get this Christmas?

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