Friday, December 28, 2018

Book Blogger Hop No. 156: Books I Got For Christmas!!

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This Week's Question

Did you get any books 
for Christmas?
If so, name the titles.

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My Answer

Yup, I got books for Christmas! But Santa didn't bring them, nor did anyone I know give me any. I was my own Santa! I surfed on over to Ebay, did some browsing, and found the books below. Of course, they're all Christmas-themed. I'm a TOTAL Christmas addict! I won't be reading them at this time, though. I'll wait until the coming year, when the Christmas season rolls around again.

So here they are! I've listed them by author, in alphabetical order. Click on each cover for the Goodreads page.

And here are pics of the real books! This was a used book lot I saw on Ebay, and they're all in GREAT condition, too! AND, they arrived on Christmas Eve!! (Maybe some of Santa's elves secretly moonlight on


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  1. A very mice haul of books Maria. You seem to be all set for next year. Since they are so seasonal I think thaf I would be tempted to sneak one in between Christmas and New Years.

    I got a couple of Amazon gift cards. I am in no hurry to use them but they allow me to buy books when I am ready to read them.

    1. Hi, Brian!

      Yes, indeed! Oh, I've been tempted to start on one of these right away! The thing is, though, that, since we're almost in 2019, I don't think people would be interested in reading any Christmas reviews......

      I recently posted two Christmas-themed reviews, and did not get any comments on either one. I'm surprised, too, since they're both interracial romances.

      I'm actually reading one Christmas-themed book right now. It's an anthology of paranormal Christmas stories. Maybe somebody will be interested in commenting on that review, since it involves other elements, in addition to the Christmas theme.

      I will soon be putting up my review of "The Christmas Phoenix". This one is actually a short story, so I bought it for my Android phone's Kindle app.

      You got a couple of Amazon gift cards? AWESOME!! You can get whatever books you want!! ENJOY them when you're ready!!

      Thanks for the nice comment!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! <3 :)

  2. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your header.

    Your books are beautiful!!


    1. Hi, Blizabeth!

      THANK YOU!! You always say such NICE things about my posts and blog!! :) :)

      Yeah, I LOVE the covers of these books!! And I will DEFINITELY ENJOY them, when I get to them!! :) :)

      Thanks for the WONDERFUL comment!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! <3 <3 < 3:) :) :)

  3. You’re better than I am if you can put your new books away till next Christmas!

    1. Hi, Sue!

      LOL!! The thing is, if I post any Christmas-themed book reviews after New Year's, people will probably not comment on them. That's just the way it is.

      I do have one Christmas-themed review coming before New Year's; it's actually a short story, and is titled "The Christmas Phoenix". And I'm currently reading a Christmas-themed paranormal anthology, titled "A Magical Christmas Present". That one will go up after New Years' But that's it!

      Thanks for the comment, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! <3 :)

  4. Nice selection. Hope you enjoy them all. My mother and husband buy me books every Xmas and birthday, so I got 23 books for Xmas this year.

    1. Hi, Nicki!

      Gee, some people have ALL the luck!! Lol.. That's not the case with me, alas!

      Thanks for commenitng!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! <3 :)

  5. I'm a total Christmas book addict too, and those look fabulous. I hope you enjoy them next year when you decide it's time to read them. Have a great weekend. - Katie

    1. Hi, Katie!

      I'm SO glad you're a Christmas book addict, too!! This coming year, I'll be SURE to participate in your "12 Books of Christmas Challenge"!! I just didn't have the time to prepare posts this year..... :( But, now that I know about it, I'll DEFINITELY be ready in 2019!!!

      Thanks for the nice comment!! Hope you have a nice weekend, too!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! <3 <3 :) :)

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    1. Hi, Erica!

      Thanks for stopping by! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! <3 :)

  7. Nice! I got some giftcards so I get to be my own book santa too. I often buy Christmas/holiday themed books at Christmas and end up reading them the following Christmas too. :)

    1. Hi, Nicci!

      Yeah, when I saw these books on Ebay, I immediately scooped them up!! Lol.

      It's GREAT that you got gift cards this Christmas! I don't even get those..... :( So I have to actually purchase my own books. I did get a gift card in November, though -- from my bank. I had accumulated 5,000 reward points because of my credit card purchases. Lol!! They gave me a choice of how to redeem those points, so OF COURSE I picked a Barnes & Noble gift card!! :) :)

      I'm saving these books for next Christmas because we're moving into the New Year, and the Christmas season is almost over. I don't think visitors and regular readers will be too interested in reading reviews of Christmas books in January.... Heck, I've only gotten ONE comment on one of the three Christmas romance novels I read recently. So yeah, next year!!

      Thanks for commenting!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! <3 :)

  8. Oh cool, all Christmas books for next year. I didn't yet but I plan to buy a Christmas book to read next year. It's from the same author as a xmas book I read this year so I know I'll like it. I posted here:

    1. Hi, Kathleen!

      Yup, I'm all ready for next Christmas!! Lol. :) :)

      The thing is, I don't think people will be very interested in reading any Christmas reviews in January (although I do have one left to write). As I told Nicci in my comment above, I've written three reviews of Christmas romance novels recentlyn (in December), and have gotten ONE comment on only ONE of them.....

      It's GREAT that you found a Christmas book for nest year, by an author you've already read and liked! Hope you enjoy this one, too!! :)

      Thanks for commenting!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!! <3 :)


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