Today, please welcome Amy of Amy Reads!
I’ve written a few Christmas related posts already this year and so wasn’t sure what to talk about today for the 12 Days of Christmas feature. And then my LibraryThing secret santa present showed up and I knew EXACTLY what to talk about.
The year Christmas went wrong.
Oh it is scary to even THINK about this event, but I will share it with you to show you how bad Christmas can go. I’m talking The Grinch bad. Or worse!
In 2007 I stumbled across LibraryThing and instantly fell in love: a place to list my books, and tag them, and discuss them with others? I was instantly sold. I bought a lifetime membership and got cataloging. When the holiday season rolled around I saw a message about the LibraryThing Secret Santa. I always get books from my family (what else would they get me?!) but couldn’t resist the fun of participating. I happily signed up, picked out a gift for my Santee, and eagerly awaited mine. When it showed up I was so excited and jumping for joy. I mean, more books is always exciting right?
And then Christmas came… The family was all around the tree opening gifts… and each gift I opened was some odd thing that I hadn’t requested (i.e. NOT books). I kept waiting, and waiting, and waiting… and I got NO BOOKS. The entire family decided that I had TOO MANY books and so on principle decided NOT to get me any for Christmas!
Are you horrified? I was shocked. I mean, I liked what they gave me, but what an opinion to hold! Thankfully in years since I have always received books, but I always make sure to sign up for Secret Santa swaps JUST IN CASE they bring the horror back!
I hope everyone has a great (and book filled!) Christmas!
– Amy, Amy Reads