Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Tuesday Thingers: Holiday Gift-Giving

So this might or might not be the last gathering of the Tuesday Thingers – well, it has been a little like a weekly gathering, hasn't it? And I know we're all grateful to Marie for hosting it all this time – she's managed to keep it going much, much longer than I thought it would at first. It's been fun, but a lot of work, I know. And I'm not really sure how many more changes can be rung on the theme of Library Thing features. It seems to me we've covered just about everything!

Anyway, time for this week's topic: Holiday gift-giving. 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?

I suppose my answer to the first question would be a qualified yes. I do give books as gifts. I love to receive them and I love to give them, too. But in recent years, for one reason or another, we've started giving mostly gift cards. And some of those are usually bookstore gift cards. But not all – as I've said a couple of times lately, I do believe in matching the gift to the receiver, so if my giftee is not a reader, I'll probably look around for something else he'd like.

About the LT SantaThing. Actually, I didn't even know about the SantaThing until it was nearly over. If I'd found out about it sooner, I might have participated – I love choosing books, and checking out the libraries of other LTers, and getting books in the mail (well, who doesn't love that?), so it sounds like it might have been just my cuppa tea. (Ah, the things that might have been!) It's a cute idea, and I hope LT does it again next year.

So, that's that. One more thank you to Marie for all her hard work all these months. And a Merry Christmas to all. And Happy Reading in 2009!


  1. I decided to skip SantaThing since I did the Secret Santa swap. There isn't but so much money to go around.

  2. I might do SantaThing next year... we'll see!

  3. Blessings to you and your family this Christmas season and New Year

  4. I agree with matching the gift to the receiver - otherwise, the effort is wasted and the person receiving the gift may not be happy.

    Here's my Thinger! I would also like to invite you to join me at Wendi's Book Corner next week as I begin hosting Tuesday Thinger with a huge thank you to Marie!

    :) Wendi

    Merry Christmas!! And wishes for a safe and happy New Year!


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