Sunday, December 16, 2012

Book Blogger Confession-- Dear Santa!

Book Blogger Confessions is a meme held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month and is hosted by For What It's Worth

This weeks question:
December 17th: Dear Santa! What would you put on your blogging/bookish wish list if the sky was the limit? A new blog design? A house filled with new bookshelves? Even MORE books?
Dear Bookish Santa,
I've been a good reader this year. I've been volunteering at my local library every week almost all year, I have been using said library this year a lot more than I ever have before, and I've cut back on my book buying. It's this last one that has me a little upset because I miss buying books. My city lost its new bookstore and now we only have small used ones. I do use them, but I miss Borders and would very much like them to come back. I miss walking around the store, just browsing all the books. I miss the smell of the store, and I also miss going and making flirting eyes at the very, very, very cute guy behind the counter. I also miss Borders hot chocolate (did you know they used to stick a whole giant piece of chocolate on top of the whip cream? It was delicious), they also had mint chocolate mochas that were to die for. I miss those as well. Borders used to also have a awesome used online section with free shipping for Borders Plus members that saved me hundreds of dollars. Dear Santa, could you please bring me back my Borders?
If you can't bring me Borders, can you at least bring me a local Powells (driving an hour to the Beaverton or Portland one is costing me a lot in gas money), or at least a Barnes and Nobles? I just need a new bookstore in my city.
Also, if it's not too much to ask, I would also like a credit card just for books. But I want someone else to pay for this credit card each month. Unfortunately I do not make enough in my jobs to pay for all the books I want. I would also really appreciate a newbookcase (all real wood please, none of that cheap, flimsy wood they make most bookcases out of now). I've run out of room for all my books. Oh, I will need my room to be extended as well to fit this bookcase. So maybe just turn the whole new wall into one giant bookcase? That is, if it's not too much trouble.
Thank you in advance, Santa. I look forward to all the new book gifts from you.
Love, Ariel

After reading a bunch of other peoples wish lists, I'd like to add in that I also want to go to ALA and BEA. I want someone else to pay for the hotel, flights, food, ect. I also want my sister to get the days off work and go with me. That way, I'd have someone to get all excited to go right along with me, like we did for Wordstock.
Also, Leakycon is being held in my home state this year and I'd really like my friend and I to go. I want the rock star passes for both of us, but once again, I can't pay for them. So I'd really like that as well.
I also want to meet more of my favorite authors, like John Green. I want to get a big group of them together with a few other bloggers and friends and have lunch or something and just hang out. It'd be a lot of fun. 


  1. Bahahaha! I love your letter!

    Wouldn't a book credit card (that someone else pays for) be wonderful!! And dangerous.

    I hope you get a bookstore soon!! That's horrible. I love just wandering too even if I don't get anything - even though I always do.

    You're making me miss our cute coffee guy though. He was nerdy & tattooed O_O. But he left....sad times.

  2. I can't tell you the last time I went into a physical bookstore. I love shopping at Amazon. I work in a library and am surrounded by the smell of books daily. I do hope your wish comes true though. Happy reading!

  3. Very nice. I would like a bookstore as well. My used one caters to the geriatric crowd.

  4. I like that too. I would love my local indie to be closer to me..But I do adore barnes and walmart too

  5. Ooohhhhh, a bookish credit card where someone else foots the bill would be awesome! What a great idea! And we could use the cc to pay for BEA and all the other book conventions! Hey Santa, I've been a good girl too! ;)

  6. I would gladly take the days off and call it "research" for work. I'm sure they'll talk about how children learn to read, right?
    I would have to wish for someone to take care of my day to day chores so I could have more hours for reading. That would be nice.

  7. I love how you described your experiences at Borders. This list wish sounds very reasonable.


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