Gift card quandry

On my birthday, I couldn’t have been more thrilled to get an e-mail from the lovely Kelly at The Novel Bookworm — I’d won the $25 Amazon gift card in her blogoversary giveaway!

if_i_stayI was ecstatic, of course — winning anything is always a huge mood booster. After I came down off that high, though, I was left with a serious dilemma… actually choosing what to get.

I know, I know — poor Meg. She has to decide how to spend someone else’s money. But let me tell you, it was a genuine quandry! I had a myriad of things in my cart before I finally settled on the two books I ultimately purchased: Gayle Forman’s If I Stay and Sophie Kinsella’s Twenties Girl. I was even polling my coworkers and family members to see what I should splurge on!

twenties_girlThere’s something about being given a gift card that makes me evaluate every little thing I’m buying with it, wondering if it’s the “right item” to purchase. I chose Twenties Girl since it’s new and a hardcover, and I don’t usually splurge on hardback books. Since I was lucky enough to win Kelly’s prize, I figured I should treat myself to something I wouldn’t typically buy straightaway!

And If I Stay? I’ve seen so many glowing reviews of this one, and I know it’s being made into a film. I love reading books in preparation for seeing the movies — even if the movies aren’t being released for a while! — and definitely want to see what all the fuss is about.  The story sounds gorgeous.

Thank you again, Kelly!

11 thoughts on “Gift card quandry

  1. Congrats on the gift card, and happy birthday! If I Stay does sound like a beautiful story, it’s on my TBR as well. I can’t wait to hear what you think of it!


  2. “If I stay” sounds like an awesome read and I’ve been waiting to read it too! Like you, I enjoy reading a book before seeing a movie, even if the movie takes a while to appear in theaters!

    “Twenties Girl” is such a fun read! I’m almost finished with it and I really enjoyed it. Saddie is definitely one of the funniest ghosts I’ve met!


  3. Congrats on winning – it always does produce a wonderful buyer’s high. It sounds like your two purchase choices were wonderful, can’t for your reviews on them!


  4. I always feel like I need to use gift cards to really splurge too! IF I STAY was one of my favorite reads this year, so I really hope you enjoy it.


  5. I can’t wait to read ‘Twenties Girl’! I usually really enjoy Kinsella’s books, so I’m excited to get around to this one.

    I hadn’t heard of ‘If I Stay’, but I’m definitely adding it to my must-read list.

    Another fun book you might like is called ‘Knickles and Dimes’. It has hilarious characters and a great story; I’d recommend it!

    Anyway, thanks for the suggestions!


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