8th Annual #TBTBSanta

 

This was my fourth year  participating  in Broke & Bookish Secret Santa! I had a total blast participating and I mean who doesn’t love giving and receiving presents! It was so much fun stalking the twitter feed following #TBTBSanta and seeing all the updates and sneak peeks of people presents. It is such a great thing for the book community and its crazy how many people participate. If you have never heard of this before I highly recommend you check out some of the blogs/twitter feed and make sure to keep your eyes open around this time next year! I cannot wait for my person to receive their gifts! I had so much fun shopping for her and really hope she enjoys everything I got her!

I was absolutely spoiled this year by Elisa @elisaintime! You should also check out her youtube videos! She did a beyond amazing job and I adored all of my gifts, the time she took on wrapping the presents and how spot on she was with the things I love! There were so many amazing books that I have been dying to read and a ton of goodies! Now on to all of the pictures!

 

The kittens were so interested in all of the pretty packages so I had to open the one that said kitties first!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I loved the detail that was put into the wrapping and the special notes that were included on the presents! I especially loved the burlap bag!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now for the unwrapped awesome gifts I received!  There is so many that it might be hard to see all of them but I didn’t want to take too many pictures!

The Books!

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

Stolen by Kelley Armstrong

Of Poseidon by Anna Banks

The Magician King by Lev Grossman

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

A Court Of Wings And Ruin by Sarah J Maas

Queen of Shadows by Sarah J Maas

The Goodies!

♥ Reese’s (including a big one!)

♥ Hot cocoa toppers

♥ Hot cocoa chocolate stir sticks

♥ Cat mug!

♥ Pumpkin Mocha candle ❤

♥ Kitty toys

♥ Halloween washi tape

♥ Apple Cider Donut Coffee!

♥ “We’re All Mad Here” Alice in Wonderland bookmark

♥ Bath Fizz

♥ Nail Polish

♥ Alice in wonderland compact mirror

 

Did anyone else participate in #tbtbsanta? How did it go? I would love to see other people gifts! 

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6th Annual Broke & Bookish Secret Santa

 

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This was my second year  participating  in Broke & Bookish Secret Santa! I had a total blast participating and I mean who doesn’t love giving and receiving presents! It was so much fun stalking the twitter feed following #TBTBSanta and seeing all the updates and sneak peeks of people presents. It is such a great thing for the book community and its crazy how many people participate. If you have never heard of this before I highly recommend you check out some of the blogs/twitter feed and make sure to keep your eyes open around this time next year! I cannot wait for my person to receive their gifts! I had so much fun shopping for her and really hope she enjoys everything I got her!

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I have to say this year I was absolutely spoiled by Anisaa from Cozmic Rebelle! I am absolutely in love with everything she got me and wish I could give her a huge hug! She nailed me on the head with everything she picked out for me.

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She went crazy and got me so much good stuff including six books, a mug, bookmarks,socks, a scarf, earrings, candy and cupcake mix/frosting! Not only did she get me some books from my wishlist, but she also included some she thought I might enjoy. The books included were Cress by Marissa Meyer, Consequences a bind up of Opal and Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Nearly Gone by Elle Cosimano, Compulsion by Martina Boone and Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman!

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On top of the amazing books that I am so excited to read she added in a lot of extra bookish goodies! I absolutely love Alice in Wonderland (duh) so she included cute little White Rabbit earrings! I also am obsessed with coffee and Edgar Allen Poe and what is better than this absolutely adorable Poe mug! Another thing that shouldnt be a secret about me is I have a deep love for cats! My cat is so important to me I love her so much. Anisaa included I love cat socks and an beyond adorable cat scarf! And then of course there are three cute little magnetic bookmarks of Clary from Mortal Instruments, Cress from the Lunar Chronicles and the Cheshire cat!  I am just at a loss of words and I have no idea how to even thank Anisaa enough. I love all of my stuff!

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5th Annual Broke & Bookish Secret Santa

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This was my first year that I signed up and participated in Broke & Bookish Secret Santa! I had a total blast participating and I mean who doesn’t love giving and receiving presents! It was so much fun stalking the twitter feed following #TBTBSanta and seeing all the updates and sneak peeks of people presents. It is such a great thing for the book community and its crazy how many people participate. If you have never heard of this before I highly recommend you check out some of the blogs/twitter feed and make sure to keep your eyes open around this time next year!

I feel bad because I feel like I didn’t go all out for my person like others did. I was really worried that I would end up getting her something she didn’t want/need/like etc. Also I was not really sure what was really expected besides the books. I have to say when I got the list for my person and while looking up the books they had on their wish list I ended up getting quite a few book recs! I had Rachel aka Fry from Romancing the Laser Pistol ! She is really into fantasy and science fiction so it was cool to see what books she was interested in as well as other hobbies and interest!

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While watching the twitter feed and seeing everyone else getting their packages I was getting really impatient (I cant help it, its my nature). When my dad yelled at me that I had a package I couldn’t contain my excitement!

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The person who was my #TBTBSanta was Jessie H from Jessie Reads Everything ! She is absolutely incredible and it is like she personally knows me! Reese’s are my favorite kind of chocolate and I love fun socks (I am sort of a collector!), but I did not include any of that on my list I filled out! Also she got me some hot chocolate and one of them is Red Velvet! Which is my favorite kind of cake!!!! I swear she was spying on me somehow! In her card she said she purchased me one book from my list and one that was not for my list. I had Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell on my list and have been wanting to read this forever! I am so excited I now own it and have no excuse not to read it very soon. Then she gave me The Looking Glass Wars  by Frank Beddor which I am so ecstatic about. If you know anything about me I love everything Alice in Wonderland and have yet to read any retellings because I have been scared, but I almost purchased this a few weeks ago because I have decided to jump in and read all retellings (Splintered by A.G Howard is the next book I plan to read!) She also purchased me bookmarks from Craftedvan which I absolutely adore and think they have the cutest bookmarks ever! If you can’t tell I am so happy and completely love my gifts and this Secret Santa set up by Broke & Bookish! It is a worthwhile thing to participate in !

I would love to hear if you participated in this and what kind of goodies you received!