Thursday, December 29, 2011

My Bookish Santas

Now that all of my holiday celebrations are winding down and I am home from visiting with family, I wanted to share all of the wonderful bookish gifts I received this year. I participated in two gift swaps - The Broke and the Bookish Secret Santa 2011 and the Book Blogger Holiday Swap. Let me just say that I received some of the most amazing gifts and did some happy dances (yes there were quite a few)

Annette at Annette's Book Spot sent me:

Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Between Here and Forever by Elizabeth Scott
a handmade tote
2 handmade bookmarks (I love them!)

 Andrea at The Busy Bibliophile sent me:

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
Audition by Stasia Ward Kehoe
Dancing Waters hand gel
Hershey's chocolates
and an owl bookmark

Thank you Annette and Andrea for sending me terrific books and the extra goodies. I love all of my gifts from my Secret Santas and I couldn't have asked for anything more!

But I did get a little bit more . . .

The week leading up to Christmas, my husband decided that it was time to give me the home library I have wanted for years. I spent a few days cleaning out our home office and then he did this:

He painted the room Shimmering Summer Pool and built the bookshelves himself. There were a few mishaps along the way, but they are perfect now. AND I LOVE THEM. I can't wait to share them once I have organized my books so they are just right (and then I'll organize them again).


  1. I so could use more book shelf space. You have inspired me. Can't wait to see it filled with books.

  2. Glad you liked the stuff. I realized after I mailed it that I forgot to WRAP the gifts. I'm so used to throwing books in a box and mailing, that I didn't even think about it. Sorry about that!

    Great looking shelves...I'm envious!

    Happy New Year!

  3. Love the new shelves. They are terrific.


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