I was thrilled this year to get a beautiful bookcase for Christmas!! The bookcases in our house are all completely full – overflowing, really – and so I was super excited to get a new bookcase to put in our bedroom.
My new bookcase is oh, so pretty and perfect in every way except one – it still doesn’t hold all of my books!! (The picture above doesn’t show all of my random books that were sitting around, only some of them!) I do have one small shelf that I’m going to add some bookish knick-knacks to …
So, I was more than thrilled when I came home and my husband said, “So, do you want one more bookcase or two?” Best. Husband. Ever.
We’re getting two more. One more this size and a smaller one in the same style. Woo hoo!
So, what kind of bookish gifts did you get for Christmas?
Shannon over at It Starts at Midnight tagged me on this one. I’m a little bit late, but I figured better late than never, right?
1. What is one gift you remember wanting really badly as a kid? Did you get it?
I remember one year, I really wanted a jewelry box. I opened all of my gifts and was so sad when I hadn’t gotten it. I was really trying to act happy about everything I’d gotten, but apparently I wasn’t doing all that well, because my parents kept saying, “What’s wrong, don’t you like your presents?” Turns out, they were just teasing me. My dad had actually made me a jewelry box, but it wasn’t quite done yet (I get my procrastination from him). They brought me into his woodshop in the garage and I was thrilled with my castle jewelry box. I still own it today!
2. What do you want now? What is your ultimate Christmas wish?
The bookcase above. Yay!!!
3. Best holiday-themed book you’ve read?
Honestly, I haven’t read very many holiday themed books, but I really enjoyed Jamie Adman’s North Pole Reform School – it was a fun, goofy Christmas book!
4. Do you like Christmas movies? Which is your favorite? Or are you all Grinchy like me?
I’m not big into the old Christmas movies, but my husband LOVES A Christmas Story, so we watch that a lot of years. I still love the old cartoons like Rudolph and Frosty.
5. Do you dress up for the holidays, or go for comfort?
More on the comfort side. On Christmas Eve, I usually wear nice jeans and a sweater or something. Nothing too fancy, but I try to look nice. This year, I made an effort to look nice on Christmas Day too, but I don’t always!
6. What is the best gift you have ever given someone else? Tell us about it!
Gosh, this is a hard one. When we were younger, I gave my husband sky diving for one birthday (we did it together – quite fun!) and a day at a race car driving school for another birthday. His family joked that I was trying to get him killed.
7. Are there any holiday traditions or customs specific to your region, country, etc? If so, do tell!
Nothing that I can think of. We always hope for a white Christmas here in Chicago (though it doesn’t seem like it happens all that often).
8. Book boyfriend that you’d love to see with a bow under the tree?
Ridge from Maybe Someday.
9. Did you do anything special so far to celebrate? Maybe made some cookies, decorated, etc? Show us!
We decorated – lots of lights outside (it’s daytime right now, so I can’t take a picture, but that reminds me that we should). We also decorated our tree, which is covered with lots of fun, special ornaments. We don’t do the “pretty tree” – ours is covered in hand-made and keepsake ornaments, none of which go together, but all of which make me very happy. This year, my father-in-law carved ornaments for all of the kids, so we will be adding those to the tree!
10. Which book do you really want to find its way to your house for Christmas?
I actually didn’t ask for any books (just the bookcase), but I have a couple in mind that I want to buy for myself! 🙂
That’s it. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!!