Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Sock of Christmas Past

I'm sure my regulars recognize this guy, the ornament formerly known as the Sock Ornament of Doom, which was renamed the Sock of Christmas Past by Claire Cherven last year (and I think it looks much happier now that it has a merrier moniker.)

Sock, who has figured prominently in our holiday celebrations ever since my daughter made it in preschool, wanted to get on the blog again this year. I had a giveaway in mind, but no exact theme for it, so I decided to let Sock do the honors.

In comments to this post, name the title of a book you're giving as a gift during the holidays by midnight EST on Friday, December 21st, 2012. I'll draw one name at random from everyone who participates, and Sock will grant the winner a BookWish*. This giveaway is open to everyone on the planet, even if you've won something here at PBW in the past.

*A BookWish is any book of your choice that is available for order from an online bookseller, up to maximum cost of $30.00 U.S. I will throw in any applicable shipping charges involved.

34 comments:

  1. Love the sock! He does seem happier with the new name. (not entering, just enjoying the return of The Sock)

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  2. I gave "Wheat Belly" by Dr. William Davis, hoping it will help a friend with adult acne.

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  3. We're doing a limited gift Christmas this year, so I've only purchased one book to give: Assassin's Creed (based on the video game) for my gaming daughter.

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  4. Anonymous9:49 AM

    I am giving "Flanders' Book of Faith: Simpsons Library of Wisdom" by Matt Groening. Because no one knows Christmas like Ned Flanders ("Hi-diddily-ho-ho-ho, Neighborino!").

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  5. I am giving The Art of Fielding to my son. This novel is special and he should enjoy it.

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  6. I am so broke that I told everyone they are getting nothing but love from me this year. However, I plan to get my entire collection of Dresden Files books back from the friend I loaned them to so that my boyfriend can read them because he just discovered how awesome they are. (Don't worry, my friend isn't currently reading them so it works out great.) Hopefully this counts! :)

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  7. I'm giving a "365 things to draw" book to a friend of mine

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  8. Anne V.11:32 AM

    I'm giving: The Doodle Diary, Art Journaling for Girls to my niece, The Stone Keepers Curse & The Cloud Searchers to my nephew, How to Archer to my bro-in-law, and some crafting books to my artistically inclined pals.

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  9. i am giving The Shoemaker's Wife to my daughter-in-law since she loves fiction.

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  10. I am giving Killing Lincoln to my husband. I also am giving Masie Dobbs to my daughter-in-law.

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  11. Not surprisingly, I'm the only one who wanted books this year. But if I were, and could afford purchases for more people, I know two people who may like computer language books, After Midnight and potentially, Guilty Pleasures by Laurel K. Hamilton.

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  12. I'm thinking of getting Mark Stein's "How the States Got Their Shapes" for my brother.

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  13. Anonymous5:33 PM

    I'm giving Start Fresh by Tyler Florence for my chef sister in law, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks for my nurse sister and The Magic Treehouse to all the children in my life.

    Tara B

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  14. The Mind of the Maker, by Dorothy Sayers (with an Intro by Madeleine L'Engle!)

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  15. I am giving books 1-3 of Sherrilyn Kenyon's Chronicles of Nick to my neice.

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  16. Dewey, the Library Cat for one of my fellow cat-loving friends.

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  17. Khrista12:22 AM

    I am giving Black Magic by Megan Derr to one of my lovely roommates.

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  18. I'm giving Ben Aaronovich's 'Rivers of London' to my friend Andrea.

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  19. Anonymous4:36 AM

    Like digillette I'm also skint this year and I'm giving ex-library books which were on sale 5 for £1.50 then 50% off on the day I bought them, as gifts. I've also followed your example and made some ribbon book marks to go with the books. My personal favourite of the books is The Girl who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen which I giving my younger sister. This book was recommended by you and your bloggers earlier on this year and I adored it, hope my sister will too.
    Fran K x

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  20. I'm giving the new Alice Munro called "Dead Life: Stories", a TJ English called "Paddy Whacked" about the history of the Irish mob, and "Texts from Dog", because everyone needs a bit of levity ;)

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  21. My dad's getting a signed copy of Andrew Grant's "Even." I've also got books wrapped up for my friends' kiddos -- everything from Kate DiCamillo to non-fiction about oceans and dinosaurs, Stevenson's poetry for kids and Brian Jacques "Redwall".

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  22. Jennifer's Rabbit, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Fritz and the Beautiful Horses. Three great kids; three great books!

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  23. Anonymous10:06 AM

    My nieces are getting The Magic Tree House books. As a thank-goodness-I-survived-the-madness gift, I'm getting myself Beth Revis' Shades of Earth when it comes out in January.

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  24. Tammy S2:44 PM

    I'm giving 1 book in print and 2 in e-form this year.
    Bloodline by James Rollins - print
    Casino Shuffle (bk#1) & Bad Beat (bk #2) by J. Field Jr - e-books

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  25. bn1003:41 PM

    giving Harry Potter books to my brother

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  26. clairecherven6:36 PM

    I have given "The Velveteen Rabbit" to so many friends and relatives that I have to keep a list! But this may be the best "re-gift", unlike that fruit cake making the rounds. If I don't get the chance, Merry Christmas, Lynn!

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  27. Sock is back! I love Sock. :o)

    I am getting my DD1 the Rival Crock Pot Slow Cooker Recipes (Shaped Board Book-and it really is shaped like a Crock Pot) because she has my old crock pot, she just got engaged and well...she's such a girl! ;o)

    http://goo.gl/9CEhV

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  28. My grandsons are getting "For Boys Only: The Biggest, Baddest Book Ever" by Marc Aronson and "The Strange Case of Origami Yoda" by Tom Angleberger.

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  29. I am giviig two Kindle fires. And will probably gift my youngest with the latest Harry Dresden book.
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

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  30. Margaret3:07 AM

    Sock looks like it knows lots of secrets. If it could only steeple its fingers together in contemplation...

    I am giving my best friend's son _The Lightning Thief_ for Christmas. He's a little picky, but I think he'll like it!

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  31. The sock rocks!

    I gave my cousin a copy of my debut novel, Fey Touched. She has been fangirling me for years and wanted to buy a copy, but isn't doing so well financially so I decided to make it happen. :D

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  32. I already gave this one... The Marriage Bargain by Jennifer Probst

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  33. I've opted out of Christmas gifts this year, but I'm giving Crows: The Wise Guys of the Avian World to a young neighbour for his birthday.

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  34. Meghan H.5:54 PM

    I'm giving the newest PostSecret book to a friend this year! It's not exactly literature, but in my opinion, it says more than any piece of fiction ever could.

    And if you don't know about PostSecret, go check out the website! (Postsecret.com) Especially great during the holidays.

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