Musing Mondays: Christmas Book Buying (Dec. 22)

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about Christmas book buying…
In these last few days before Christmas, I'm sure there are plenty of us scrambling to get our last minute shopping done. Are you buying any books for friends or family (or even yourself)? Do you expect to recieve any bookish gifts from others - books, or book-related?


PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your opinion in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks.



I don't tend to buy books as gifts for others - I don't have a lot of bookish friends, and even for those, I usually buy gift certificates for the book shop so they can get something they want. This still applies at Christmas time where, accept for the very occasional (none this year) book that I KNOW someone has been looking at and not purchased yet.


For much the same reason I don't usually receive book gifts (book-related, sometimes) for Christmas as my family isn't a reading one and they have often said that they don't know what to get, what I already have, or what I'd like. This year, however, my sister said that she wanted to buy me a book and I had great fun writing up a 'wish list' for her!


I have, in the past, bought myself a book for Christmas and put it under the tree - there is ALWAYS something to me, from me under the tree - but no books this year I'm afraid. I bought some, but they didn't quite make it to the wrapping stage.

22 comments :

gautami tripathy said...

I think this weeks BTT post fits. So I post that link here:

Read it here!

Melody said...

Here's mine.

Happy Monday! :)

Steph said...

You can check out my post here:

http://steph3891.blogspot.com/search/label/Musing%20Mondays

Scobberlotcher said...

I agree with Guatami - my BTT post answered this question, too. :)

http://scobberlotch.blogspot.com/2008/12/booking-through-thursday-gift-of-words.html

Bobbi said...

Great prompt for Christmas. Here's my post: My Muse and Me.

BooksPlease said...

Here's mine.

Happy Christmas!

Ruthie said...

Mine's up here.

Happy Monday and Happy Holidays!

writemeg said...

I'm up as well!

Happy Monday, and happy holidays! :)

MizB said...

Merry Christmas, everyone! Here's my post for the week:
http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/2008/12/22/musing-mondays-christmas-book-buying/

MizB said...

Trying again...sorry!
http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com/2008/12/22/musing-mondays-christmas-book-buying/

betweenpages said...

Merry Christmas, all!

My post is over here!

Lisa said...

Here's Mine:

http://southerngal-lisa.blogspot.com/2008/12/musing-mondays-holiday-book-giving.html

I am Robin and Welcome to my little corner of the internet said...

Good Morning. My post is up now at

www.mytwoblessings.blogspot.com

Robin

gautami tripathy said...

I did wriote another post for it:

My musings

jlshall said...

Good question for today! Here's my answer.

Sunny said...

I'm also the only reader in the family other than my kids.

Here's my post (and list!)

http://thatbookaddiction.blogspot.com/2008/12/musing-monday-christmas-book-buying.html

Beth F said...

Mine's up here

Happy Holidays!!

cali said...

I mused over the question from two perspectives: personal and as a former independent bookstore owner.

My Monday Musing is here.

Merry holidays!

carolsnotebook said...

: Mine's up.

Nely said...

Here is mine:
http://bookwormygirl.blogspot.com/2008/12/musing-mondays_22.html

Kim said...

Merry Christmas everyone!
Here is my MM post:
http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2008/12/book-shopping.html

*smiles and happy Christmas wishes to you all*
Kim

Shon said...

Here's my post:

http://memybookandthecouch.blogspot.com/2008/12/christmas-book-buying-in-these-last-few.html