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Christmas Book Shopping?

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nona
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Post by nona » Fri December 19th, 2008, 4:07 am

this year I might actually get my wish, well somewhat. my mother in law thinks it isa crime to give someone a book for Christmas, so my husband talked her into getting me a B&N gift card, saying I didn't need another sweater. woohoo

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Post by Margaret » Fri December 19th, 2008, 6:54 pm

Your mother-in-law must have been given too much improving literature as a child. I can think of few things nicer than a huge stack of books under the tree! The fatter the books, the better - they make Christmas last so much longer. Last year, my husband gave me the complete Harry Potter set. I had not read any of them yet, so it was a real treat.
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Post by princess garnet » Fri December 19th, 2008, 7:30 pm

I bought Tolkein's Children of Hurin for my dad

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Post by nona » Fri December 19th, 2008, 8:16 pm

no she believes Christmas is about giving something that she can see you wear several times a year rather then read one time, but I think my husband has changed her point of view for my sake finally. Every year she asks 'what can I get her' and every year he says 'well mom, she loves books'; it just took five years to sink in; lol, the sweaters are still in the boxes and stacked neatly in our closet.

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Post by Misfit » Fri December 19th, 2008, 9:01 pm

she loves books'; it just took five years to sink in; lol, the sweaters are still in the boxes and stacked neatly in our closet.
Reminds me of the time when I was in Vancouver BC a couple of years ago. Robson Street, which is often compared to Rodeo Drive, and can you guess which store I spent the most time in and the only money at? Hint? A lovely three story book store called Chapters. Forget the fur shops, Godiva, the shoes, the fancy hotels. :)

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Post by nona » Fri December 19th, 2008, 10:19 pm

oh what a dream that would have been, I can spend hours at B&N or Borders so can only imagine a place such as Chapters.

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Post by Misfit » Fri December 19th, 2008, 11:43 pm

[quote=""nona""]oh what a dream that would have been, I can spend hours at B&N or Borders so can only imagine a place such as Chapters.[/quote]

The Canadian bookstores are very cool. They carry lots of British authors and stuff you won't see on your B&N shelf. Walked in and there's Chadwick and Erskine sitting right there waiting for my credit card :)

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Post by Ellie » Sat December 20th, 2008, 12:47 am

I got Dad an adventure book called The Alexander Ciper and mum I'm Sorry by Bradley Trevor Grieve (newest in the blue day books). Unfortunately I don't get books for Xmas much. But I've just started working which though it reduces my reading time it means I can buy books I want rather than waiting for them from the library.

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