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Just a reminder to all of our members participating in SantaThing: You have approximately one day left to pick out your Santee's books. Picking closes tomorrow, December 3rd, at 12pm EST, so be sure to make your selections right away!

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Matches have been made, and Secret Santas and Santees have been chosen! If you signed up for SantaThing for Litsy, please take a look to see with whom you've been paired. If you didn't sign up, join us for the conversation anyway.


You are also welcome to join the conversation over on LibraryThing, with your fellow SantaThing participants there.


Litsy Picking concludes this coming Friday, December 3rd, at 12pm EST. 1y
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SantaThing has closed for the season, and we are hard at work matching people up. In the meantime, six lucky Littens have been selected to win a Litsy mug! The winners are: @Alfrazier21, @Soubhiville, @IheartYA, @Julie548, @SeaToSkyes, @iampaula. Congratulations! You can expect your mugs to arrive sometime in the next month, postal service willing...

LeahBergen Congrats, all! I LOVE my Litsy mug. 1y
SeaToSkyes Yay thank you! ❤️ 1y
Litsy @SeaToSkyes Congratulations! I hope you enjoy the mug! (Abigail) 1y
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Soubhiville Aw, that‘s cool! Thanks! 1y
IheartYA Oh thank you! So excited 😊 1y
Alfrazier21 Oh thank you!!! 1y
Julie548 Yay! Thank you! 1y
iampaula Yay!! Thank you!
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Don't miss out! Sign up for SantaThing by tomorrow, November 29th, at 12 noon EST, and give the gift of bookish holiday cheer to one of your fellow Littens, while receiving some of your own!

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SantaThing is “Secret Santa“ for book lovers, and sign-ups are open until Monday, November 29th, at 12pm EST. Come and join, and spread the bookish holiday cheer!


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Attention Littens! Sign up now for SantaThing—our bookish Secret Santa—and win a chance at a prize! Every member who participates in SantaThing for Litsy will receive both a LibraryThing and a Litsy sticker, while six lucky winners will be chosen by lottery to receive our Litsy mug!


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Sign up for SantaThing—Secret Santa for book lovers—and support indie booksellers like Longfellow Books (Portland, ME), Book People (Austin, TX), Powell's Books (Portland, OR), Readings (Melbourne, AUS), Time Out Bookstore (Auckland, NZ), and Kennys Bookshop (Galway, IRE)!


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We're very pleased to announce the addition of an indie bookstore in the EU, for our SantaThing participants who want that option! Kenny's Bookshop in Ireland is a retailer with a wealth of online experience, and we're thrilled to be partnering with them for the first time! https://www.kennys.ie/


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SantaThing returns to Litsy! After a hiatus last year, our “Secret Santa“ for book-loving Littens has returned! Come sign up, and spread the holiday cheer.


Avanders So… is this different from the “regular” SantaThing on LibraryThing? Edit: I see it‘s the same, but you can limit swappers for your SantaThing experience to only other Litsy users if you want. (Right?) ☺️ (edited) 2y
Litsy @Avanders Yes, that is correct. It is essentially the same program, with all of the same parameters, but SantaThing for Litsy allows you to participate exclusively through Litsy, with other Littens. 2y
Avanders Thanks! ☺️ 2y
Litsy It's also just that it's happening on Litsy's website, and you don't need to be a LibraryThing member. -Tim 2y
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Look what came in🤩🤩
It‘s like it‘s Christmas all over again🥳
Thank you @Litsy

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Yay, I love this mug!! Hey @Litsy - do you know if it‘s dishwasher safe? I assume so but it doesn‘t say.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Love it! Where did you get it? 3y
alisonrose @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I won it from Litsy! For being one of the first people to sign up for SantaThing last year 😊 3y
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Congrats to our first 15 SantaThing 2019 signups on @Litsy! Each tagged Litten will receive a free Litsy mug as their prize.

Our winners: @ShookBelf, @Grrlbrarian, @LMJenkins, @Booksnchill, @Kangaj1, @Meghan1, @Lynnsoprano, @sblbooks, @alisonrose, @Littlewolf1, @jenniferw88, @LittleBug, @julesG, @Deardaze, and @BethM.

Winners please email us at litsy@librarything.com with your username and your mailing address to claim your free mug. Happy 2020!

LittleBug Wow! Nice!! Will be emailing right away🤩 3y
Meghan1 Hey, thanks!! 3y
jenniferw88 If you don't mind, can you reallocate mine? - I have 2 mugs already so it's a bit unfair on other Littens for me to have 3! 3y
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Litsy @jenniferw88 you bet! We'll give one to the next Litten in line: that's you, @JodiPM! 3y
Booksnchill Thanks- info sent!👏👏👏 3y
julesG Wow! Thanks! Also, very generous of you @jenniferw88 3y
JodiPM omg, thank you! 3y
Lynnsoprano Thank you so much! I never even realized there was a giveaway! Email sent. 3y
sblbooks Sweet, e-mail sent! Thanks so much! 3y
Littlewolf1 This is awesome, thank you... e-mail has been sent 😁 3y
LMJenkins Wow, thank you! 3y
alisonrose Awesome!!! Just emailed ☺️🎉 3y
Grrlbrarian Yeeee! Thank you!!! Email sent 🙌✨ (edited) 3y
CoverToCoverGirl Congratulations all! 3y
ShookBelf Yippee!! Thank you so much. Email on its way. 3y
BooksEyeFind Omg how did I miss this! How cool! Congrats winners 3y
Alora Congratulations everyone!! 3y
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Thank you @Cathythoughts what wonderful book gifts! The covers alone are stunning! I already know I like David Mitchell so I‘m keen to read this one - and the Shadowplay book looks right up my alley! 1878 London, The Lyceum Theatre? I am so up for that!
Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity. I hope you have a marvellous Christmas!

Cathythoughts You‘re welcome Paula ! I‘ve just started ShadowPlay myself .... so far so good 🤞🏻. Happy Christmas friend XXX 3y
CarolynM Merry Christmas, Paula 😘🎄 3y
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Thank you @BethM for the books, you did good! I don't know where I will start. lol

BethM Awesome! The one is from your TBR, the other 3 are some of my absolute favorites! 3y
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Thank you @Gillyreads for the wonderful books. I cant wait to read them!

Gillyreads Yay. Hope you like them. 3y
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Thank you, @Dvd !!! I love your book choices and I can‘t wait to read them!! Merry Christmas!!! #santathing

Dvd I hope they entertain you. 3y
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Postman has been here again ... New Zealand has arrived! Thankyou Paula @Centique ❤️
@erzascarletbookgasm I‘m hoping to be good & open your books on Christmas Day. ❤️
Thankyou Helen ! Stickers 🥰
Thankyou Kay ❤️
Thankyou Emily❤️
Thankyou Jenny❤️
Love to all you guys 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘

kaysworld1 That took a while but I am glad you have got it 🎁📮😘 3y
Cinfhen So much LOVE ❤️ 3y
eraderneely 😘 3y
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Cathythoughts @Cinfhen ❤️👯 3y
Centique Yay! That was good timing 😊 I sent @Cinfhen something about 2 weeks before I sent yours, but the post to Ireland is definitely faster! 3y
Cathythoughts @Centique thanks so much !! The post seems to have a mind of its own 🤷🏼‍♀️ 3y
Cinfhen Awww, thank you so much my sweet friend @Centique 3y
squirrelbrain 😘😘 3y
erzascarletbookgasm Ah, ❤️ from all over the 🌍 ! 👏 3y
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m still mad my country does not allow anything to be sent to where @Cinfhen is! 3y
Cinfhen It‘s so SAD @erzascarletbookgasm but please I know I wish you and your family a WONDERFUL New Year 😘😘😘😘😘 3y
TrishB Lovely ❤️ 3y
Cathythoughts @TrishB 👍🏻❤️ 3y
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Another beloved holiday tradition: I hosted our #Nashville Litten Christmas party yesterday. You won't find a funnier, more generous, or better read group anywhere. I love them!

coffees 21pts!! 12-16 Omg I'm so jealous *moves to nashville* 😍😍😍 3y
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Shopping Scavenger Hunt: ❤

Can't explain it but this random Santa head just makes me laugh. It's only a head connected to nothing. . . Poor Santa!

#WinterGames #TMSkellington @Crimson613 @StayCurious

coffees 1pt!! 12-11 Santa decorations are weird! We have a torso only Santa and I hate putting it up, I'm like this guy is scary 😂 3y
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A quick reminder for SantaThing participants who haven't picked yet: SantaThing closes 12pm on Monday!

If you're having trouble coming up with gift ideas, post a comment here with the link/id and I'm sure others will flock to help!

Litsy [EDIT TO REMOVE!] (edited) 3y
Gillyreads I though I had done mine? 3y
bellprincess6 @Gillyreads you probably do, but this is just a general reminder. Probably if you have like an extra dollar or two you‘re tagged (edited) 3y
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Lynnsoprano I did mine Friday. Did something go wrong? 3y
Special_K @Lynnsoprano if there is a green check mark when you look at your santee, you did it correctly 3y
Gillyreads @Lynnsoprano you‘re probably fine. I had a quick look at it. Seems like @Litsy has tagged the people who haven‘t had a gift selected for them rather than people who haven‘t finished. 3y
Lynnsoprano @Gillyreads @Special_K Thanks. I went and checked and saw the green check. I‘d had trouble when I first tried, it kept saying I wasn‘t signed in. So my first thought was that something had gone wrong. 3y
Born.A.Reader Wait I picked the gifts for mine. Did it not go through? 3y
Booksnchill I don‘t understand what any of this means- I signed up, paid now what is needed? 3y
dariazeoli Hm, I picked my books out and my Santee is green checked. Maybe this list is reversed? 3y
ShelfAddiction I picked gifts for mine days ago. I can email a screen shot. 3y
Soubhiville @Booksnchill santathing works differently from Litsy swaps... you have to go through LibraryThing to purchase gifts for your swap recipient. There should be directions there to who your Santee is and which seller they want their books chosen through. Also all the directions to do the book choosing. 3y
Booksnchill @Soubhiville thanks- that Library thing on the web was my issue- I never use the website and had no idea we had to go there to see who we pick for!!! Glad I saw this post! Whew! 3y
KatieDid927 Nope, did mine days ago. If there was an issue with my picks there was a better way to communicate that. 3y
KatieDid927 @Booksnchill Yeah they never actually properly notified us when the matches were picked. 3y
Betterthanasharpstickintheeye Oh sorry I was confused how to do it. 3y
Juliwyant I picked my gifts already using the page link you put up before....it shows the books I picked, the total, etc. is there another step I missed??

....I went and checked. There is a green checkmark.....so not a straggler.
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Litsy Sorry for the panic @Gillyreads @Lynnsoprano @Born.A.Reader @dariazeoli @ShelfAddiction @KatieDid927 @Juliwyant . As someone guessed, the data was essentially reversed. Anyway, everyone has until noon tomorrow. 3y
julesG When I was looking for books for my Santee Amazon.com reminded me that there'll be a 5$ discount on book orders of over $20. I was wondering if I should have picked with that discount in mind. 3y
JodiPM I have 2 cents left on mine 😂 3y
Litsy @julesG Unless you've seen something on Amazon that I have not, I think this is a misunderstanding of shipping charges. If the order is a low value amount (under $25 for Amazon), we add shipping on--you'll see it as you order. If over, we don't. This corresponds to free shipping criteria. It's not an order discount. 3y
julesG @Litsy Thanks! That's probably it. Works differently here in Germany. 3y
LMJenkins @Litsy is telling me I‘m tagged twice in this post but I don‘t see my name AND I have picked my gifts several days ago. (edited) 3y
julesG @LMJenkins I think the tags were removed by Litsy because you were tagged by mistake. Tagging is strange these days. I get notifications on my phone but when I check Litsy there is no notification. When I check the Litten's post I was supposed to be tagged in I have indeed been tagged. 3y
LMJenkins Okay, I just hope it worked okay....😳 3y
Tertubotn Picked and sent a while ago thru amazon - I hope it worked.. 😬 3y
Tertubotn I‘m super confused. I picked the titles here on litsy and thought that was it - do I need to set up a librarything profile to finish this?!? -which I did, btw. Am I supposed to be looking at the desktop version of Librarything? I‘m completely at a loss. Better instructions would have been helpful. :( @Litsy (edited) 3y
ShelfAddiction When should we expect a package? I'm heading out of town for Christmas this weekend, so I want to know if I should be expecting it before I go. Thanks! 3y
Lizthompson07 I never got a notification of being matched! So sorry for not doing any picking but I completely missed this. 3y
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If you signed up for SantaThing, be sure to go to https://www.litsy.com/web/santathing to find out who you're picking for!

Picking closes Monday at 12pm. Good luck and have fun.

If you need help, ask people in a comment here. People can leave comments on your Santees entry, and they can't see them until the gifts arrive.

Tagging all participants in the comments.

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emz711 whoo! 3y
CBee @Litsy I‘ve picked the gifts for my Santee, and it‘s showing gifts added. Is there anywhere to save that or am I all set? 3y
BethM Thanks for the tag- I was waiting for an email 🤦‍♀️ 3y
BethM Ok guys I‘m super confused- how do I see who I‘m picking for? I click on the link and just get the master list? @TimSpalding 3y
TimSpalding @BethM You need to sign in to Litsy web. If you're signed in, the list will start with YOUR “santee.“ 3y
LiljaPleasant @Litsy if you have 30cents left of the budget... What happens? 3y
plemmdog I‘m still confused. Somehow I was expecting an email. I‘m also not a member of Library Thing. So, if I‘m interpreting this correctly, I click on the Entry tab, and the first person at the top of the list of hundreds is the gifted whom I‘ve been assigned? 3y
shanaqui @plemmdog You want to click on “See your 1 Santee“. I've done a screenshot showing it: https://snipboard.io/oJvjKq.jpg 3y
shanaqui @plemmdog You can also see it at the top of the “current entries“, under the heading “You Pick For“. But you need to be signed in! :) 3y
shanaqui Everything I think up eats up most of the budget already so I can only get one book! >(

If anyone has recs for this Santee, let me know! https://www.litsy.com/web/santathingitem/255
CBee @shanaqui check and see if she has any of the Akata series on her TBR; if not, they are SUPER good, middle grade and witchy (lots of cool Nigerian lore). Really anything by Nnedi Okorafor could fit her tastes I think. 3y
CBee @TimSpalding I've picked the gifts for my Santee, but don't see a way to save. Am I all set? Thanks! 3y
Kelican17 I picked books, but there is no “confirm” or “save” button?? What next? 3y
Bibliotekate @CBee As long as you've clicked to “Add gift“ after filling out each book's info, you're all set! 3y
Bibliotekate @Kelican17 No confirm or save necessary: as long as you've clicked “Add gift“ after filling out the info for each book, you're all set. 3y
Kelican17 @Bibliotekate thank you! 3y
plemmdog @shanaqui thanks! For some reason my giftee only shows up in the web browser and not the app, but I found him and am delighted. 3y
CBee @Bibliotekate yay, thank you! :) 3y
Litsy I've added green check marks for whether or not the entry is done. (Done is defined as having less than $6 left to spend. Of course, it's hard to get close.) If you're minded, consider contributing some comments to the ones that aren't done yet—the Santas may need help! 3y
Sapphire I am confused. I don't see who I am supposed to pick for.... 3y
Sapphire I am so relieved I figured that out in time!!! 3y
Booksnchill @Sapphire i connot find that either? I never got an alert- how do I know who I am picking for??? 3y
shanaqui @Booksnchill You need to be on the web version of Litsy and signed in. Then go to https://www.litsy.com/web/santathing and the person you're picking for should be at the top, under the heading “You Pick For“. :) 3y
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Apparently matches went out yesterday. Unfortunately, that information did not reach me.


I did a bit of digging around and found my Santee (no info on budget and which shop yet). Unfortunately, again, I also found out who's my Secret Santa. Not sure whether this was intentional, but the info is on Library Thing for all to see @TimSpalding @Litsy


Born.A.Reader I didn't get notification either. How do we know where to pick books or how much? 3y
julesG @Born.A.Reader I don't know either. 3y
dariazeoli I don‘t have a Santee yet. Hm... 3y
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julesG @dariazeoli Have you checked the link that I've posted? 3y
dariazeoli @julesG yes. But I tried to comment on my post and it says I‘m not logged in. Aaaand I just realized why! I‘m in @kindlitsy on the web. D‘oh! Back to the web 😂 3y
julesG @dariazeoli 😂😂 3y
LiljaPleasant Thank you for sharing! Doesn't work on my phone. Tells me I'm not logged in eventhough when I go to my profile it says I am... Have to check on my computer later... 3y
julesG @LiljaPleasant You might have to log into the website, too. 3y
LiljaPleasant @julesG Now I tried on my computer... Logging on to the mainpage (litsy.com) and going further to santathing etc... If I want to go on and order the gift I am told I'm not logged in... Or which website did you mean? (Sorry for asking you... ^^' Don't know who else to ask)
julesG @LiljaPleasant That's strange. You should be able to see your Santee when logged into your Litsy account on the website (litsy.com) 3y
jenniferw88 @julesG @Born.A.Reader @dariazeoli @LiljaPleasant if you log into the website now it tells you website and budget. 3y
julesG @jenniferw88 Thanks! 3y
LiljaPleasant @jenniferw88 Thanks! But it still tells my "not logged in" when pressing add gift... ? I might have to try later... 3y
Lynnsoprano @julesG @LiljaPleasant @jenniferw88 I just saw this this morning, and I‘m having the same issues. Logged into Litsy on my laptop, got to the Santathing page and found my Santee, budget, store, etc. When I tried to add a gift, “not logged in.” And that‘s all there is on the page. Ugh!!! 3y
Allylu Me too. Please tag me if you resolve this issue. Thanks! 3y
dariazeoli Hopefully we‘ll get a longer span to buy since there are still issues 3y
Dvd I emailed about the issues and went back. All is apparently working now. 3y
Sapphire Thank you for posting that screen shot, my link does not have a see Santee button 3y
julesG @Sapphire Oh No! Make sure you are logged into your Litsy account on the website. If that doesn't help, contact the folks at Litsy/Library Thing. 3y
Sapphire @julesg thank you!! That was it. I had been trying on my phone but on the website I can see it! Whew! Just in time. 3y
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SanaThing, Litsy's official “Secret Santas“ program closes 12pm EST Monday. Sign up now or—perish the thought!—you may not get any books this year! https://www.litsy.com/web/santathing

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Yeah... So... Why not? 😅
I love secret Santa things, so I joined!

#santathing #secretsanta

Jari-chan Welcome to the club 😁😁😁 4y
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Less than a week left to participate in SantaThing for Litsy, our “Secret Santas“ for Littens. See it here:


So far some 62 Littens are participating. SantaThing closes Monday.

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Is it already too late for me to join #santathing ?

Megabooks I think it ends on December 2 but check @Litsy or @LibraryThing 👍🏻 4y
Litsy Yeah. Not to late. Go to https://www.litsy.com/web/santathing 4y
vumblereads Thank you! 4y
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Have you joined up for SantaThing yet? It‘s the easiest Xmas swap I‘ve found, you put your name down with a list of genres you like & use PayPal to pay from $15-50USD. After the cutoff on Dec 2nd you get matched to another recipient, choose books for them in your price bracket & santathing does the rest, including ordering & sending them. I think it‘s a great idea!🤶🏻🎅🏻👍

Karkar This sounds like fun! 4y
Caroline2 This is a great idea. Is it open to UK users do you know?? 🤔 4y
vumblereads Love it! 4y
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Sapphire I just signed up! Thanks for sharing :) I like fun but super easy.
charl08 You can do it wherever you're based - book depository delivers to most places if amazon is expensive. 4y
Gillyreads Just signed up :) 4y
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Sign up for SantaThing on Litsy https://www.litsy.com/web/santathing

8Readmeplease I wrote a non fiction book called I Know Why A Child Cries. It's on Amazon Books for 14.99 and Kindle for 9.99. Please read it and give feedback. Thank 10mo
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I wasn‘t going to do any other swaps this year, but I just couldn‘t resist this one🙈🥴

Visit https://www.litsy.com/web/santathing for more info or to sign up!

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My first time signing up for the secret santa exchange from @LibraryThing #SantaThing. Has anyone else signed up for this? #swap #litsyswaps
It looks easy and fun!

Sign up at https://www.litsy.com/web/santathing

Crazeedi I am signed up for enough for December so I have to pass on this! It looks fun! 4y
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Check it out at https://www.litsy.com/web/santathing .

SantaThing is a yearly event on @LibraryThing. We've now opened it up to Litsy members completely. Sign in is on Litsy, and you can choose to give to Litsy members.

TimSpalding @.ioisblocked sorry, but it‘s mandatory 4y
.ioisblocked @TimSpalding I don't care 4y
Litsy @.ioisblocked 😢 4y
global_loan Nice one 3y
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