Monday, 16 November 2009

Musing Monday (Nov 16)

Musing Mondays (BIG) Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about your bookshelf… 


With the holiday season now upon us, have you left any hint – subtle or otherwise – for books family and friends might buy you for Christmas? Do you like to receive books, or do you prefer certificates so you can choose your own?

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.

 
Every year my mother cuts out ‘Christmas ideas’ from the catalogues that get delivered in the mail, stickytape them to A4 pieces of paper and leave them on various walls and doors around the house. I tried sticking up the entire Dymocks catalogue, but it wouldn’t stay put!

My sister and I are exchanging books this year for Christmas – something we don’t normally do – and so we’ve given each other a wishlist to pick from. That’s about as far as my hinting really goes. I’m more inclined to receive certificates, because I find that my family (most of them non-readers) get nervous buying books as gifts, because they don’t know what I own/have read/etc.

31 comments:

cutlex said...

First post! Quite a rant this one.

http://cutlex.wordpress.com/2009/11/15/musing-mondays/

gautami tripathy said...

I prefer gift certificates!

Mondays: Musings

Matt said...

Haha, giving me books is dangerous. I prefer certificates.

caite said...

not first, but close. :-)

oh, now I hate to buy gifts, as I explain here

Melody said...

Here's mine.

Happy Monday!

crestina said...

my wish...http://addlife21.blogspot.com/2009/11/book-wishlist.html

Bluestocking said...

Here is mine

Elizabeth said...

My mother and I are both huge readers but we never buy books unless we have a GC. We both read so fast and never re-read, it's an unnecessary expense. I go to the book-swap store though, but she doesn't even do that. The other people in our family are unappreciative of books, so they're not a usual gift you will see among us.

The Book Resort said...

Rebecca, are you & your sister looking to adopt me as a book lovin' sis? LOL!

Here's mine:

http://thebookresort.blogspot.com/2009/11/musing-mondays.html

Zee said...

Here is mine http://readinginthenorth.blogspot.com/2009/11/musing-mondays_16.html

Ambrosia Jefferson said...

Fire & Ice Musing Monday

Alison said...

I can go either way, but books are more interesting!

Lynda said...

My answer here.

Nise' said...

My Musing is here.

Yvonne said...

Mine is here

Mark A. Swallow said...

Sticking up the whole catalogue is a good idea!

Here is mine:

http://mswallow.typepad.com/the_swallows_nest/2009/11/book-mark-2.html

CeeCee said...

I'd rather receive a gift certificate. My family never listens.

http://booksplurge.blogspot.com/2009/11/musing-about-gifts.html

vampira2468 said...

Mine i here http://vampira2468.wordpress.com/2009/11/16/the-gift-of-reading/

MarceJ said...

I want the Kindle ;-) I want to read them then add to my bookshelf for re-reading if they make it to that list.

http://teawithmarce.blogspot.com/2009/11/musing-mondays-i-want-kindle.html

MizB said...

I like both! My answer's up! ;)

~MizB

fredamans said...

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2009/11/musing-monday_16.html

...... Bobbi said...

If it comes from my wish list, I prefer books - otherwise certificates.

My Muse and Me

Susan B. Evans said...

Here's my answer:

http://wellmanneredfrivolity.blogspot.com/2009/11/musing-mondays.html

kaye said...

No I haven't left any hints. I have a kindle--so I just buy books when I want them.

I do like to get books for Christmas, It's fun to read them through the holidays--or if I don't get to it during the holidays it's nice to have them for January. Last Christmas I ordered myself a collector's edition of "Quietly my Captain Waits" by Evelyn Eaton.

okbolover said...

Gift certificates or a wishlist made by me :) they never guess, it gives them a headache!

answer Here

La Coccinelle said...

Interesting question. I answered it here.

Kari said...

Oh I make lists for almost everything, but book lists are very to the point!

Here's mine!

http://kariannalysis.com/2009/11/musing-monday-1116/

Brenda said...

I love Christmas!

http://dreamingofmylibrary.blogspot.com/2009/11/participating-in-this-weeks-musing.html

wendy elizabeth said...

I did muse, really...I did!

Janet said...

I didn't mean to "muse" quite as much, but the idea of more books...My blog is just up and running (so maybe I talk too much.)

http://throughmyreadingglasses.blogspot.com/

mominsanity said...

Mine is here: http://mominsanity.wordpress.com/2009/11/17/monday-musings-11/