Friday, December 21, 2018

Book Blogger Hop - 12/21 - 12/27

Question of the Week:

Does your book club have a book exchange for the holidays or any other time during the year? If you don't belong to a book club, do you think that would be something fun to do?(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews)

My Answer:

When I belonged to a book club, we would do a book exchange at our Christmas Luncheon Meeting.

The book was wrapped up and only revealed when the person choosing that gift opened it.  It was fun to see all the different genres of books being exchanged.

I actually brought in a cookbook one time for the exchange.  That was a hit, and if I remember correctly, in the "stealing of a book stage" of our luncheon, someone stole it from the person who originally had it.  Not sure she got it back or not.  :)

The cookbook was MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA COOKBOOK.  I had actually bought one for myself too.


  1. OMG!!! You are SO LUCKY to have been able to participate in a book club that hosted gift exchanges for Christmas!! I AM TURNING A RATHER DARK SHADE OF GREEN....LOL.

    How sad that someone would steal a book at this lovely time of year.... :( Hopefully the person who originally had this book was able to get herself another copy! And how inventive of you, to have a mystery writers' cookbook at this gathering!! :) :)

    Thanks for sharing,Elizabeth!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Hope you enjoy LOTS of good food!! (If you cook it, OF COURSE it'll be GREAT!!)

    HUGS!!!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

    1. They didn’t literally steal the book, Maria.

      You have the option to steal a book from another book club member when it is your turn and if you like their book better.

      Thanks for commenting, and Merry Christmas to you too.

  2. Nice! That sounds like fun, but I never liked the "stealing" portion of the game that comes into play sometimes. I know it's all in good fun, but it kind of stresses me out thinking about it! Lol.

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    1. I don’t like it either, and it wasn’t my rule. :)

      Thanks for commenting, Jessica.

  3. My book club does a Dirty Santa book swap and had ours this week. Someone did bring a cookbook and it was the only book stolen twice.

    1. Cookbooks are in demand...I love looking through them and finding a new recipe.

      What is a Dirty Santa book swap? :)

      Thanks for commenting, Kathy.

  4. Awesome!! I agree, it's so fun to see what books everyone brings in!

    1. It is fun to see the books.

      Thanks for commenting, Erica.

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    1. We did.

      Thanks, Nicki, and thanks for commenting.

  6. That sounds like fun...and I like the white elephant exchange aspect of the exchange with the stealing. Hope you have a great weekend. - Katie