Saturday, December 26, 2009

And a Partridge in a Pear Tree...

The very best presents, in my opinion, are the ones that show a real understanding of the recipient. I had an amazing Christmas. I got a bunch of stuff that seemed to indicate that the givers were really thinking of me - not just another checkmark on their list, but me specifically. Little things that seemed to show they were listening when I babbled incoherently about my favorite places and things. That means a lot. That is the thought that really counts. So I feel tickled and special and all sorts of good things on this day after Christmas.

How did your Christmas (or holiday of choice) make you feel? Was it all you wanted it to be? Greeting card perfect? Maybe you're riding the high of the best Xmas ever or grumbling over the pain-in-the-ahem of the holidays or gleeful that the shopping stress is behind you for another three-hundred-fifty odd days. Whatever the case, here's hoping the rest of your holidays bring a smile to your face.

And here's my attempt to bring you a happy new year, or maybe stretch the season of giving just a bit longer: <-- Click it! You know you want to. It's a contest, boys and girls! It's a chance to win a pretty new e-reader or an ebook or two! Scavenge for resolutions and you might get a belated Xmas gift to feed your reading addiction.

Also, just in case you missed 'em, there are holiday freebies from Samhain authors HERE, including some by the excellent Kinsey Holley and marvelous Kaye Chambers. MK Mancos, Misty Evans and Juniper Bell, oh my! Oh... and MINE. And a little birdie told me to keep an eye out this week as there will be New Year's themed freebies added to the list!


Beth said...

I only got two gifts this year. A video game I've been wanting for a couple of years and a $50 gift card for Borders. Last year I got an ereader. I may not get much in quantity, but they definitely know the right things to get for me.
Of course, the biggest gift won't be here til July. That's when my first grandbaby is due.

Vivi Andrews said...

Ooh, congrats on the grandbaby-on-the-way, Beth! And don't you just love getting bookstore gift cards? I love it when my family help me feed my book-addiction. :)