Hanukkah Extravaganzah, Part the Fifth!

A computer generated image of a menorah with a book in front of it. On the fifth night of Hanukkah, Smart Bitches gave to me: MORE book store shopping money!

Today's 5th night of Hanukkah gift: a $100 gift card to the bookstore of your choice.

Standard disclaimers apply: I'm not being compensated for this giveaway. Void where prohibited. Must be 18 years of age and a curious reader. Open to international residents. I recommend sweet potato latkes, especially with a little curry and cinnamon.

To enter, leave a comment telling us which book you'd buy as a gift this year. I will choose the winner at random. You have 24 hours to enter.

Happy Hanukkah! (I hope you are enjoying the week of Hanukkah Mayhem.)

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  1. 1
    Samantha says:

    Meredith Duran’s Wicked Becomes You.  I read it this year and loved it so hard I want to force everyone to read it.

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    susan says:

    I give books to my niece and nephew for their very young (mostly preschool) age kids. So I will be giving the latest from the Mo Willems’ Pigeon series, plus anything else that catches my fancy.

  3. 3

    I’ve already bought Argo by Tony Mendez as a gift for my parents. But then, I had the opportunity to get it signed by the author :)

  4. 4
    Shiny says:

    The brand new Vorkosigan book! I’ve gotten so many of my friends to read the series…

  5. 5

    I would buy Bared to you for my friend to get her to read it, so we can talk about it :)

  6. 6
    Jen Miller says:

    Paris in Love by Eloisa James. Not a romance, but a lovely memoir.

  7. 7
    MichelleD says:

    The Trouble with Fate by Leigh Evans – can’t wait!

  8. 8
    brenda c says:

    Code Name Verity! It’s just that good.

  9. 9

    If I were giving a gift to a reader, I would buy the entire Fever series by Karen Marie Moning. I could say just the first book, but once you read the first one, there’s no choice but to read the second one and the third. Well, you know how it is. The best gift I could give a reader is the gift of Jericho Barrons. *happy sigh*

  10. 10
    Claircg says:

    Can’t resist – two books! The Night Circus and Discovery of Witches…both are lovely, well-written books (Deborah Harkness is a Doctor John Dee scholar! Amazing!) with a touch of romance, but safe for all members of the family.

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    Aidaalberto66 says:

    Only one?  You should see the list I have going of all the books I want but can’t afford right now.  Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling.  I know, I know but I’ve been chasing after that one for a while.  Going to check out Samantha’s book though cause now I’m curious.

  12. 12
    skd says:

    Justin Cronin’s The Passage

  13. 13
    Wicken4 says:

    I would buy The Chrysalids, by John Wyndham, for my daughter who really enjoyed the Hunger Games series.  I’m not sure why this book is no longer required reading in grade seven, but I think that she will be reading it during her Christmas break, and enjoying it!

    I’m also going to be buying Night, by Elie Wiesel for one of my friends.  This is *the* story that runs through my mind when I am feeling sorry for myself over having to do something that I don’t like. 

    Shortly after reading this book, we were out doing fencing.  It was Mother’s Day, and I was almost crying because it was hard work, I hated doing it, and it was hot outside.  This story ran through my head and I thought “Smarten the hell up.  Your doing something that sucks, but grab some perspective.  You aren’t sixteen and having to run naked, have your teeth pulled for the gold in them, and sleep beside your dad as you both slowly die, and hate yourself for the resentment that you feel for the space that he takes.”

    I’ve got a friend that is walking around all “Woe is me” all the freaking time, and I’m hoping that it gives her the same wake up call.

  14. 14
    Chri G. says:

    I’d buy Teeth by Hannah Moskowitz (that’s how you spell it, right?). It was amazing – I don’t think I can resist *not* shoving it in everyone’s faces and forcing them to read it xD

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    Amitatuq says:

    I’m wanting to give The Iron Duke to a co-worker for Christmas (I’m her secret Santa) and I think she’d like it.  She’s a police officer and likes steampunk so I’m not sure how I could go wrong with that, but I’m still a bit nervous!

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    Shawny Jean says:

    Did I answer this question this week already or am I losing my mind? Still KMM’s Iced.

  17. 17
    EmilyD says:

    I’m going with the complete Ramona Quimby collection because I shop for quite a few little girls and need a break from princesses!

  18. 18
    Redheadedgirl says:

    Feeding Nelson’s Navy, for my dad.  He has carefully collected first editions of all of the Patrick o
    o’brien books, and this would go well.

  19. 19
    Patricia M. says:

    So many to chose from that it is hard to answer.  Probably Shelly Laurentson’s newest.

  20. 20
    Sandy L says:

    I just discovered the Horngate Witches paranormal series by Diana Pharoah Francis. I read the first book, started the second, but still need to buy the 3rd. I think the 4th comes out just after Christmas. These books have pulled me out of my reading slump.

  21. 21
    Seanramblings says:

    I bought Good Night Pittsburgh as a gift for my niece and nephew.

  22. 22
    DawnG in NV says:

    I could list several. But I think I’ll pick Sylvia Day’s A Taste of Seduction, #3 in the Renegade Angels series. I’m currently reading #2 and I’m really into that world right now.

  23. 23
    Rylie says:

    I’d buy The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

  24. 24
    Ashlandbaby says:

    The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. The book was gorgeously written and created a sense of magic that I completely adored.

  25. 25
    Blippo72 says:

    For a teen girl, I would give Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. It’s such a smart, awesome book. For middle-school/older elementary school girls I would give The Betsy-Tacy collection by Maud Hart Lovelace. My favorite books growing up.

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    Jen G. says:

    I bought Elizabeth the Monarch, the new biography of QEII, for my mom.  Don’t tell!

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    Kathy Sullivan says:

    I would buy the Little House on the Prairie series for my six year old niece.

  28. 28
    Rebecca W. says:

    I’d buy the new annotated version of Emma—I have the annotated Pride and Prejudice and it’s an absolutely gorgeous book!

  29. 29
    Anna says:

    I would gift the Black Dagger Brotherhood series.  Or Darynda Jones’ Charley Davidson series.  They’re hilarious and sooooo good! 

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    Toofondbeth says:

    Ooh, do I have to pick just one? First I would probably buy Stella Gibbons’ Cold Comfort Farm, as I’ve had it on my wishlist for a while. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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