Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Tuesday Thingers: Holiday Gift-Giving

Tuesday Thingers
This week's question:
Do you give books for the holidays? Did you participate in LT's SantaThing, either this year or last, or in other blogging gift exchanges? Were you happy with what you received?

This will be the last Tuesday Thingers hosted by Marie at The Boston Bibliophile. Wendi at Wendi's Book Corner will be taking over next week. Thanks, Marie, for strengthening the bonds of the LT blogging community. Thanks as well to Wendi for keeping this alive!

I love giving books as gifts, and they're my absolute favorite gift for children. I loved getting books as a kid and still have many books from my childhood Christmases.

This was my first year participating in SantaThing. I had a lot of fun looking through different libraries and offering suggestions. I'm not sure if I knew about it last year or not, but if I did, I didn't participate.

My SantaThing gift arrived yesterday, but I'm not opening it until tomorrow. It's a long-standing tradition in our house that no gifts are opened until Christmas Eve. On Christmas Eve, you can open one gift. I'm dying to know who my Secret Santa was, and, of course, what's in that cute little Amazon box...


  1. Thanks for helping me spread the word that Tuesday Thingers will continue! Hopefully we'll continue to have fun.

    I'm with you - I absolutely love to give children books - they live and learn so much through them, and I can remember continuing many of the stories I read in my own imagination as a kid!

    :) Wendi

  2. Hope you get something great and merry christmas!

  3. I love giving books to children also. My son gets books for gifts all of the time and loves them. I missed the SantaThing on LT as I didn't notice it or it was posted later than I thought. I may try that next year. You must be so excited to open that amazon box!! I hope that you post about what you received!!
    Merry Christmas!

  4. I wasn't even on LT last year. I didn't do SantaThing since I did the Secret Santa that Dewey and Nymeth organized. Merry Christmas!

  5. Thanks for the heads-up about Wendi taking over Tuesday Thingers - I hadn't heard that!

    I've always loved to give books to kids too - my stepson is getting a few for Christmas.

    Happy holidays!

  6. I didn't have time to do SantaThing this year, but hopefully next year won't be so crazy. I love to give books and I love to get them.

    Merry Christmas!