Christmas Joy and Traveling the World in Books

20 Dec

Bookmark prize and gifts from Isi

This week seems to be the perfect time to give thanks for the lovely books and book-related gifts that I received from our October Travel the World in Books Readathon that will help send me on more traveling the world in books!   I am so happy and grateful to have this collection of bookmarks from Isi Orejas and the very special bookmark she created for her Readathon mini-challenge: The balloons on strings are tethered by the banner Travel the World in BOOKS–it makes me think of Around the World in 80 Days, Phileas Fogg, and Jules Verne, and all the reading adventures ahead in 2016. I need to get back in my own balloon and read some of my planned voyages!  She also included her bookmarks inspired by Alice in Wonderland (see the Rabbit peeking out?) and The Princess Bride–both of these are favorites of mine as well! Gift tags, tree ornaments, and a beautiful card completed the lovely package.

And what are some of those planned voyages? First of all, I am grateful to have received three books that will send me to India for delicious cooking and family memories (My Mother’s Kitchen from the author, Meera Klein), to New York and London for mystery and a healing encounter (Close to Destiny from the author, Adria J Cimino), and to England and France during World War I (A Pattern of Lies by Charles Todd, from Tanya of Mom’s Small Victories, who donated this ARC and who keeps the #TTWIB ship afloat for all of us!).

I will be reading these as my Christmas gift to myself, and I wish everyone joyous holidays, stimulating and comforting reading, and beautiful bookmarks to mark the places on your reading voyages! 


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4 Responses to “Christmas Joy and Traveling the World in Books”

  1. momssmallvictories December 20, 2015 at 12:13 pm #

    Yay, love your gifts and I have Close to Destiny to read too. Enjoy your adventures as you Travel the World in Books. Thanks for cohosting the challenge!

  2. Isi December 20, 2015 at 12:28 pm #

    Wow, you started Christmas very early, lucky you!
    I’m also very grateful for Tanya, who is taking us to this literary journey we enjoy so much 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful holidays, Lucy!

  3. guiltlessreader (@guiltlessreader) December 27, 2015 at 2:47 pm #

    Hope you’re having a grand time, Lucy! Happy Holidays 🙂

  4. ash December 31, 2015 at 3:30 pm #


    I am the editorial assistant for Project GirlSpire, an organization that is focused on inspiring young women. Here’s a bit about who we are:

    For one of our blog posts, we would like to feature this post, so I was hoping to obtain reprint permission for our site because I think young women would enjoy ‘reading around the world.’

    Please do let me know if you need anything from me, or if you have any questions.

    Thank you so much!

    Ashley Begley

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