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Book Gifting Calendar for 2012

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Unbelievably I only received books from Jenn, Stephany Simmons and Natasha Larry (and possibly my Secret Santa) this year. I did hear from a few  of you who complained that I was hard to get for because you didn't know what would make me happy.....BOOKS might have been the answer. Just saying because there are still some book giving occasions coming up and I don't want you to blow up your brains thinking about it, (the part about the brains is to children). You still have time.
Oh the book giving occasions? Here is a list:
January
January is National Hobby Month and reading is my hobby so actually any day in January to help me celebrate my hobby will do. But in case you want an actual date:
New Years coming up this weekend  Dia de los Mago Reyes on the 6th Male Watcher's Day on the 8th (good for sizzling hot books - see February for sites) Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day on the 12th (those hot books again - February hints) Friday the 13th   Martin Luther King Birthday on the 16th 
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Waiting on Wednesday - Paola Calvetti & Jeni Decker

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'Waiting On' Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from http://breakingthespine.blogspot.com that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
I am starting to get excited now. A book I have been dying for is almost out!

PO Box Love by Paola Calvetti
It is expected to be released January 31, 2012 by St Martin's Press. The wait is killing me.  Good Reads Synopsis: A charming epistolary novel that chronicles the love story between Emma and Frederico, former high school sweethearts who meet again thirty years later. At Dreams&Desires, 50-year-old Emma’s quaint bookshop in Milan dedicated to romantic fiction, the passionate bookseller serves coffee and tea to her customers and completes order slips in pen rather than using a computer. One day, she finds a mysterious handwritten note stuck between the pages of a novel. The message is from her high school sweetheart Frederico, who is now a successful architect in New York and whom she hasn’t seen in thirt…

My Bookworm Santa - Secret Santa Reveal

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First Merry Christmas All and Happy New Year!
May all your book desires come true in the new year!

My BookWorm Santa Secret Santa was an event hosted by Michelle at Book Briefs and Bree at the Magic Attic. I had a lot of fun choosing which books to send to LINDSEY at Babies Books and Signs.

I sent her 






In the mail with the help of Jennifer atBooks and Barks, who agreed to re mail it from Georgia. I thought coming from Alaska would give it away too easy. And then for the final unveiling I sent her an E Copy of 



I hope she enjoys the books very much! Merry Christmas Lindsey


I have not yet received my package from my Secret Santa. I have seen  a few people are still waiting. Here in Alaska mails can move slowly. 

I have received a few books though.


First from my best blogging girlfriend, Jennifer at Books and Barks, ( who sent more than books - I have an awesome Penguin blanket that is one of my favorite gifts this year and many other items including some for Junior - I had pictures but someth…

12 Days of Christmas With Jonathan Gould

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12 Days of Christmas Extravaganza is being brought to you by Peggy at Pawing Through Books, Jennifer at Books and Barks, and myself. 
Each day for the next 12 days each of our blogs will feature a different author. There will be guest posts, interviews and giveaways! So be sure to stop at each blog to join in the fun!

A special thank you to all the authors who are participating and those who have donated prizes!

Merry Christmas!
Today's guest is: Jonathan Gould


A VeryNeville Christmas

I can’t believe it.
Is it that time already? Is the year almost done? Can it possibly be Christmas coming around again?
At this moment, I’m feeling an awful lot like my good friend, Neville Lansdowne.
You probably don’t know who Neville is so I better explain. Neville was finding that the world was moving fast. Really fast. In fact, so fast that he was finding it impossible to keep up with things. And you know what happened to him? He fell off the world completely.
There he was, left on his own in the middle of…

12 Days of Christmas with Terrence Scott

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12 Days of Christmas Extravaganza is being brought to you by Peggy at Pawing Through Books, Jennifer at Books and Barks, and myself.  Each day for the next 12 days each of our blogs will feature a different author. There will be guest posts, interviews and giveaways! So be sure to stop at each blog to join in the fun!
A special thank you to all the authors who are participating and those who have donated prizes!
Merry Christmas! Today's guest is: Terrence Scott




What ChristmasMeansToMe By Terrence Scott
You know, Scrooge didn’t have it completely wrong. Neither did Cratchit have it completely right. They were just opposite ends of the same spectrum. From the crotchety old miser who avoids emotional entanglements and uncomfortable social gatherings, to the heart-of-gold, see the best-in-all-of-us through rose-colored glasses, uber-happy family man, these extremes have always bothered me. Especially in the sense that the basic premise of the Chuck Dickens’ story (I call him Chuck) was having…