Dec 26, 2009

Happy Holidays and Presents!

First, I wanted to say that since everyone will have a holiday hangover, I'm going to postpone the 26th Virtual Poetry Circle until the new year!

I wanted to share with everyone the great Secret Santa gifties I received from my LibraryThing SantaThing and my Book Blogger Holiday Swap partner!



Left to right (sort of):  Melissa Dela Cruz's The Van Alen Legacy, Book 1 of Vampire Academy, Book 1 of The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith, all of which I received from my SantaThing partner.  Thank you, sjmccreary!

My Book Blogger Swap partner was Staci of Life in the Thumb!  I just love her blog and who could have asked for a better partner!  She sent me Book 5 of the Morganville vampires, Lord of Misrule.  I don't have any in this series, but the best thing is she sent a Gift card to Barnes & Noble, so I can get the other 4 books in the series!  She also sent some great Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate (she must be reading my blog because dark chocolate is my favorite!).  Some great paper and a pen and a great bookmark as well!  Fantastic gift!  Thanks Staci!

My husband got me a gift I've been dying for:  Inglourious Basterds, which came with a CD soundtrack! and Wii Resort

In the background, there are a couple of graphic novels I got for my hubby:  The Last Temptation and The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks.  I also got him some chocolate covered pretzels, which he loves, and Blindness, Punisher, and Haunting in Connecticut

Oh, and we have this great video of my husband opening his big surprise before he had to leave for work on the morning of Christmas.  Sorry, he looks really tired.



I hope everyone had a great holiday and received some great bookish goodies; I know I did. It was a very Vampire Christmas! Happy Holidays everyone!

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22 comments:

Alyce said...

Wow! You got a lot of fun books from holiday exchanges! Very cool. :)

bermudaonion said...

It looks like y'all had a great Christmas, even thought Chris had to go to work. :( You got great gifts from both of your swaps! What did The Girl give you?

Sandy Nawrot said...

Yes, we are waiting to hear about The Girl's gift! That really stinks that your husband had to work on Christmas, but still, what an awesome gift! He must have been just a little bit distracted at work I would say! You also got some great gifts from your Secret Santas!

Luanne said...

What a great bunch of exchange gifts! Hope you had a great holiday. Thanks for sharing the video or Chris!

Ti said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Serena!

Anna said...

I'm so glad Cris loved his gift and was surprised. I know you were really excited to have bought it for him!

Hopefully, Jerry and I will get a chance to watch Inglourious Basterds today.

A big thanks to you and Cris for all the awesome gifts you gave us!!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Serena said...

I should have another post of the Christmas fun at Anna's house. I did this post before we left for Christmas dinner!

Ladytink_534 said...

Oh you got all kinds of neat stuff! Vampire Christmas' are the best :)

Toni said...

wow.. what a great Christmas. Wonderful surprises and gifts. Merry Christmas to you!

Janel said...

Looks like you got some great books! Hubby also looks thrilled with his present. Hope you had a great day :)

Care said...

I just saw Inglorious Basterds! so good. Happy Holidays!

Bonnie said...

You sure did get a lot of great books and fun things in your holiday swaps! What a nice gift for your hubby..he looks happy! Too bad that he had to work!

Kathrin said...

Wow, an awesome amount of books under the tree :-)
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Elizabeth said...

Yay for presents! Thanks for sharing - hope the rest of your holiday was just as wonderful.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

What a cute video! Jeepers men take forever to open presents, don't they?!!!!

Julie P. said...

I'd say that you made out pretty well! Merry Christmas!

Iliana said...

Oh what a great Christmas bounty! Now, have you already gone to B&N to get the rest of your books? I love having a gift card just waiting to be used :)

Jenners said...

You are well loved and well gifted!

Staci said...

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your gifts!!!! Hope your Christmas was wonderful!!

Kristen said...

Could your Santa come to my house? If your hubby doesn't love his gift (although it seems he does), I'll happily take it off his hands. ;-)

Dar said...

What a lot of great gifts! Lucky you having Staci as your Secret Santa. I hope you have a great New Year Serena!

Lenore said...

Certainly was a vampire Christmas! I love that the laptop was sent in a flat rate box. I have a lot of experience with them ;)