Friday, December 22, 2017

Book Blogger Hop - 12/22 - 12/28

 Question of the Week:

Have you ever asked co-workers to give you a book or B&N gift card if they got your name for a Secret Santa gift exchange? If so, did you get what you asked for? (submitted by Maria @ A Night's Dream of Books)

My Answer:

We never had an exchange at work, but we do a book exchange with my book club at Christmas.

We each wrap a book and then choose from the beautifully wrapped packages.  You can steal a book if you see an unwrapped one you like. :)

As for getting what I want, I have to say no. The books are always something I do not read, but that's ok.

It is the fun of the exchange.  I just share the book with a friend.


  1. That kind of game always causes me stress! Lol! Especially if I have what I want at the time and then suddenly it gets "stolen" and I never get the opportunity to steal it back! Lol!!

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    1. You wouldn't be stressed at our exchange. :)

      We rarely have someone steal a book. We are all polite and happy about what we receive. :)

      Thanks for commenting, Jessica.

  2. I would answer this exactly the same way.

  3. That's how I think of it! I love just seeing what people would recommend me, and sometimes I am pleasantly surprised and end up really liking the book. It's not bad to venture outside of our comfort zones once in a while!

    Awesome answer and happy holidays :)

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    1. True on not venturing out of our comfort zone, but I usually do not. LOL!!

      Thanks for commenting, Heather.

  4. What a LOVELY idea, Elizabeth! Unfortunately, I don't belong to any book clubs, so I have never had the chance to participate in something like this. :(

    I've had several office jobs in the past where they had Secret Santa gift exchanges. Since I have always tried to make sure to get just what my gift recipient wanted, I figured, why not let people know ahead of time what I would like myself? Then, whoever got my name would be sure to get me my FAVORITE present -- a book! Lol.

    This might sound like a weird thing to do, but well, it DID work on at least one occasion! Lol.

    Thanks for sharing! Gee, I wish I belonged to your book club....

    Hope you have a WONDERFUL, blessed Christmas, and a VERY Happy New Year!! HUGS!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

    1. That would be fun if you did live close.

      That's always the best thing to do...why buy someone something they don't want.

      Thanks for commenting, Maria.

  5. That would be fun to do! I hope this year you get a book you like. Have a wonderful Christmas!

  6. Our book club does that as well. We also include a bottle of wine!