Local Book Blogger Meet Up (December) and My Birthday

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It feels so long ago since I did a monthly meet up. Actually its been since October I believe because we didn’t do a meet up in November.

In attendance this month was Tina from BookShipper, Avis from She Reads and Reads, Linda from Better With Books and myself. Unfortunately Donna from BooksBound, Amanda from Tales and Treats and Laura from Library of Clean Reads weren’t able to attend and they were missed.

We were a little more subdue this time around but none the less we all had fun. We talked about Christmas and what our plans were, books, blogs and a whole lot more. We talked between sips of great drinks ( I had a pot of spicy hot apple and two pots of hot chocolate) and I ended up having the three cheese plate and carrot cake (that was my birthday cake).

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The above picture is the new tea pot with two cups I bought as a birthday gift for myself along with a bag of hot chocolate. The cups and tea pot are black and white and inside the pot is a strainer that fits the pot. I have already broke them in with a nice pot of hot chocolate.

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I managed to come home with an ARC of Girl Parts by John M. Cusick from Avis (thank You), a copy of the magazine Book News & Crescendo (I ended up lending this to a teenager that we know who wanted to read it but couldn’t afford to buy it, hoping I get it back) from Tina and the Chapters gift card was a gift from Linda.

Looking forward to seeing the group again in January and hopefully I will have some more books to offer up.

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Also today is my birthday. I turned the big 4-0.  I am happy I got to spend the day that way I wanted to and what better way then with friends and books.

When I came home I was taken out for supper and I got some great presents which are all books as you can see from this picture:

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  • Wolf Fever by Terry Spear (I am loving this series!)
  • The Mockingbirds by Daisy Whitney
  • Eternal and Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith (I just had to have these ones because we both share the same name, not the middle name of course)
  • The Daughters Break the Rules by Joanna Philbin (not pictured)
  • Happy Birthday Bad Kitty & Bad Kitty Gets a Bath by Nick Bruel (some how Michael managed to convince my husband that he needed to get two books as well)(not pictured either)

    Thankfully we had some discount coupons to apply to this purchase that we thought we should redeem before we forgot about them otherwise I don’t think I would have gotten that many books.

Happy Holidays everyone.

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Comments

  1. Wow, this just came through in my reader. It sounds like you had a great birthday! I like the way Michael thinks!!

  2. Kathy for some reason blogger didn’t post this on the day so I had to fix it again. It was a great bday and I think Michael is taking after me LOL and he knows that we never say no to books.

  3. Happy belated birthday, Cindy! What a fun sounding day!

  4. A lot of fun happening your way it seems. Happy birthday 🙂

  5. Yay for books as birthday presents! I’m glad I got to see you on your birthday, Cindy! I hope you enjoy all your new books! (Reading this has made me crave a Cha Noir hot chocolate when I really should be going to bed now…)

  6. Happy Birthday!

  7. Happy Birthday Cindy!

  8. Happy birthday! I was bummed that I couldn’t make it to the meeting. Merry Christmas!

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