I follow many many wonderful book blogs and there are several times I’ve really wanted to get involved in an event, only to get waylaid at the last minute (shame on me!). So when I saw ‘My Bookworm Santa’ I loved the concept and signed up immediately, without prevarication or procrastination. I love the idea of a secret santa event and one that extends worldwide and encompasses book bloggers and book lovers galore is a dream come true for any bibliophile.
My Bookworm Santa is being run by The Magic Attic and Book Briefs and here’s the event description:
“My Bookworm Santa is the book blogger’s version of ’Secret Santa.’ So you sign up via the form below, and we’ll pair you up with another random entrant. If you’re only willing to ship to America, we’ll pair you up with someone from America.(remember though, that the Book Depository ships free to most countries. This is a good way to meet some international book bloggers) We’ll send their wishlist and address to you, and your wishlist and address to them. Then, before December 10th, we’ll ask that you purchase a book from the wishlist we sent over, and send the book to your randomly selected blogger. And on Christmas (December 25th), you’ll reveal yourself to the other person, and hopefully make new friends :) Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, you’re more than welcome to join us.
We’ll also be having a small, separate giveaway during the sign-up period. If you tweet about this event, blog about this event, or follow our blogs via GCF, and grab the event button then you’ll earn extra entries. Signing up for our My Bookworm Santa event earns you one point. At the end of the sign-up period, we’ll randomly choose two participants (international people are more than welcome), and send them over one book from their wishlist.”
I’m really excited to be participating in this because I get completely and utterly over the top giddy about giving presents at Christmas – and now I have an excuse to give another one. I hope you’ll join the event too – the bigger the better – and let’s spread this book love across the world!