Book Geeks Gift Exchange Wrap-up

It’s February and the Holidays seem so, so far away, but this is a good time to look back at the Book Geeks Gift Exchange. We had a nice number of participants and a follow-up email asking if anyone DIDN’T get a gift suggests that everyone exchanged gifts successfully this year. Phew, I’m glad! So thank you everyone that participated!!

Here are the posts people put up about their gifts on our Mr. Linky:

1. Kiwiria 5. Lisa (starmetal oak)
2. Calico Reaction 6. Christina (Babbling Book Reviews)
3. janicu 7. Sarah
4. Anna (Genre Reviews) 8. Holly (Book Harbinger)

And, Mekaela, who doesn’t have a blog sent us a nice note about the gift she got from The Book Harbinger, which we’ve posted over here.

I received another email from a non-blogger! Alexandra K., sent along this note:
“I most definitely had an awesome time participating in this year’s book exchange. Not only was it delightful to get books, it was so much fun picking out books to give.

I ended up receiving five whole books in total, plus a booklight and a booklet of beautiful bookmarks (awesome alliteration, amirite?). I haven’t quite gotten to all of them yet, but Cold Magic was as awesome as I knew it would be, and Cold Fire was even better. Seriously – how can you go wrong with an alternate-history steampunk fantasy romance with a strong female character and dinosaurs?

Attached is a picture of my wee gifties.”

I was Alexandra’s gifter, so I’m thrilled she liked/is liking the Kate Elliot books! 🙂

Gift Exchange Swag

When I started working with Anna/_ocelott_ of genrereviews on this whole Book Geeks Gift Exchange thing, I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into.  But Anna seemed very confident so I said “What’s the worst that could happen?” and dove in.  I have to say – doing stuff like this with Anna is awesome.  She’s organized!  She emails back really fast!  And she’s the easiest person to work with.

ALSO.  She’s really freaking sneaky (in a good way).

Even with me emailing half of the people who signed up, Anna switched things around in secret to be my Giftee.  She totally threw me off her track!  I only cottoned on when I actually got these books and the note inside said it was from Anna.  She’d even sent me an email telling me that “your Santa wanted me to let you know you get two packages”.

Uh huh.  🙂

I finally got the third book yesterday. Here they are:

  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
  • Northlander by Meg Burden

Book Geeks Gift Exchange – Show us your gifts!

(Image from this etsy shop
By now, everyone who signed up should have received an email about their Giftee and sent out a gift (deadline for sending out was December 2nd. If you still haven’t sent out your gift, please send it out ASAP).
I’ve heard that a few people have already started getting their gifts! If you have a blog and are posting about what you got, we’ve set up a Mr. Linky. We’re reusing the same Mr. Linky code everywhere this is posted so if you see a Mr. Linky on genrereviews or my other janicu blog, don’t worry, it takes you to the same place.

(click on the above to put in your link and see other links)

Book Geeks Gift Exchange Buttons

Large, Medium, and small sized buttons:
(Sorry for the formatting, wordpress only let’s me use this funny sourcecode javascript to allow me to put code up for copying)

<a href=""><img src="" /></a>

<a href=""><img src="" /></a>

<a href=""><img src="" /></a>

<a href=""><img src="" /></a>

<a href=""><img src="" /></a>

<a href=""><img src="" /></a>

Book Geeks Gift Exchange

Ocelott of Genre Reviews and I are proud to present:

Word is that we’re nearing the holiday season, and you know what that means: more books! And stuff that goes with books!

Because we like holidays and presents and books and are rather big geeks, we are pleased to announce the Book Geeks Gift Exchange. (Oh, come on. You know you’re a book geek, or you wouldn’t be here.)

So how does this work? Well, first you click here and fill out the form. You have until midnight EST on November 25 to sign up, after which time you’ll get a shiny e-mail (disclaimer: e-mail may or may not actually be shiny) giving you all the information you need to go shopping. You mail a present of awesome to the name given to you, and someone else will send a present of awesome to your address. And there is much book geek glee to be had! The peasants rejoice!

Want more details?  It’s question and answer time!

Continue reading