Black Friday Book Bonanza 2015

Posted on 11/26/2015 in Giveaway / 78 Comments

Black Friday Book Bonanza

  I hope you’ve stuffed yourself full of holiday goodness and licked all the spoons!   Now we kick off the 5th annual Black Friday Book Bonanza!  I hope you are cozy in your PJs, with your cup o’ hot cocoa or spiked eggnog, because we are bringing you over 50 blogs that are giving away books, bookish things and giftcards to kick off Black Friday weekend! [bctt tweet=”Get cozy in those pjs and start entering our giveaways! #BlackFridayBookBonanza #BlackFriday “] Black Friday Book Bonanza Since I don’t really have any books I’m willing to part with this year, Bookshelfery is instead giving away two $25 Amazon giftcards! Yes, that means TWO WINNERS! You might be wondering about the rules….

Da Rules

  • You must be 13 or older to enter
  • You can only enter each item on the widget once; duplicate entries or people caught gaming the system will be disqualified
  • You acknowledge that we may cancel this giveaway or your entry for any reason we deem necessary
  • You must have a valid email address where you can receive your giftcard
  • If you are a giveaway winner, you have 48 hours to respond to our email or we will pick a new winner

Bookshelfery does not sell or store your information and is in accordance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.  Bookshelfery doesn’t knowingly collect any information from children under the age of 13.

Enter here!


And hey! Now that you are done entering our giveaway, why don’t you hop on through the list to the others? [inlinkz_linkup id=572052]

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Jennifer is both a book nerd and professional photographer. That means she lives in the fantasy world all the time, whether of her making, or someone else's. She collects books like the Duggar family collects kids, and began waiting for her Hogwarts letter at the tender age of 33.


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78 responses to “Black Friday Book Bonanza 2015

  1. Kris

    This year, I spent Thanksgiving with my family and family friends. The kids played Smash Bros on the Wii, and my brother decided to make all of the players the same character with the proclamation that the battle would reveal who was the real one. It was hilarious.

  2. Nothing really funny happens at our house during the holidays. I think the funniest thing that has happened is the year my aunt brought her cat with her for Christmas and it sat in every single one of the pies. It didn’t eat any of them but it sat in every one of them. Haha!
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  3. Jennifer Y.

    Last Thanksgiving the electricity went out in the middle of cooking everything. That was pretty funny. But nothing beats this Thanksgiving as a bird somehow made its way into the house as the family sat down to enjoy the meal. The adults & children all tried to shoo it out the front or back doors as it flew around the house. My brother’s 3 dogs had to be shut in a bedroom because they were making things worse. The bird eventually made its way out the door…and food was reheated.

  4. Rhiannon

    One of my favorite Christmas memories was when I was about 7 or 8 and I accidentally got drunk on rum balls. None of the adults knew I had been eating them until it was too late. There’s hardly been a family Christmas where that hasn’t been brought up.

  5. Mai T.

    Just before Xmas, an honest politician, a generous lawyer and Santa Claus all got into the lift (elevator) at the Ritz Hotel in London. As the lift travelled from the 5th floor down to the ground level, one-by-one they noticed a £50 note lying on the lift’s floor. Which one picked up the £50 note, and handed it in at reception? Santa of course, the other two don’t actually exist!

  6. April V.

    The only funny thing I can remember happening is one Christmas when my mother asked my niece, who was three or four at the time, what she wanted for Christmas and my niece answered that she wanted a credit card!

  7. Bube

    No funny story here 😀 Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family,have a wonderful weekend 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. Sue Sattler

    The second year after my son passed away, my kids and I decided to change our tradition of being with a huge group of people and just have Thanksgiving as a family. My daughter and I were cooking and my twin boys (men lol) were entertaining the grandkids. My mind wasn’t really there and I forgot that I had just taken a pan off the stove and ended up putting her oven mitt on the hot burner. I smelled something burning and picked up the mitt, It had perfect black circles from the burner. I hung it up on the hook so she couldn’t see it, but I was laughing so hard I had to tell them what I did. She took a picture of it and posted it on facebook. Needless to say that has been the joke for the last 3 years. 😀

  9. Cheryl Rogers

    I have woke up in vomit when I was a kid on Christmas day! I got to excited for Christmas and would be so tired though I wouldn’t go tell mom. Christmas was amazing for me at that age ( around 8).

  10. Melissa Morr

    One Christmas when I was younger I remember my grandfather playing euchre with my dad & uncles & kept saying damn these cards are getting fuzzy & my uncle grumbling at him cause he was playing his cards stupid. My dad laughting & yelling for everyone to come watch & the next thing grandpa said was good night & head hitting the table. My dad lifting my grandpa in a fireman’s hold laughing telling my grams he was taking gramps home & tucking him into bed to sleep it off. Here to come find out my dad was doubling my gramps shots.

  11. Maria Malaveci

    I honestly can’t think of a funny Christmas/Thanksgiving story. I am sure one has happened but can’t think of anything

  12. One year at Christmas my aunt decided to cook a duck, then made gravy from the drippings and it turned the gravy green…lol. So after that every year someone would slip green food coloring into the gravy to aggravate her. 🙂 It soon just became a tradition. Those where the fun days, I miss those.
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  13. Duawana

    The first Thanksgiving dinner I ever prepared Unbeknownst to me I forgot to take out the nibblets that are in the neck of the bird. So when everyone is at my home and we are getting ready to eat. My dad is going to carve the turkey and he states loud enough for everyone to hear ” Duawana I think you forgot to do something when you cook the turkey.” So now everyone wants to know whats going on and the file in the kitchen as my dad pulls the package I forgot to take out of the turkey. Loud uncontrolled laughter erupts through out the house and I feel about as tall as an ant. My dad looks at me and says ” its all right sis your mom did the same thing with the first one she cooked too!” I look to mom and say “Oh I guess I am a chip off the old block. ” Which makes everyone laugh even harder. We had such a great dinner that day and many more afterwards.

  14. Cali W.

    Thanks for the giveaway! One year we dropped the turkey in a bag full of turkey stock brine on the floor, we washed it an cooked it and it was still good; we called it dirty water turkey. 😉

  15. Velvet Hubler

    Are cat knocked over the Christmas tree we all woke up and the tree was toppled

  16. This year my 2 siblings and their 6 kids were at our house celebrating Thanksgiving. My oldest niece was throwing a tantrum because she didn’t want to leave. My husband was commenting to her sister that her was a drama queen. My oldest niece prompted turned around and shouted at my husband, “I AM NOT A DRAMA QUEEN!” My brother and I had to exit the room quickly because we couldn’t hold back our laughter.
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  17. I’m not sure it’s funny, but this year was a bit different because, as my husband puts it, the oven tried to kill me on Tuesday night. (Actually, it turned its temperature way up for no apparent reason, burning dinner and nearly burning the cabinets. Yikes.) Being stoveless (and fortunately guestless as well), we decided to break with tradition and go out for a movie, then pick up takeout. It ended up being a fun and very unstressful holiday!

  18. I’m not sure of my funniest but I’ll got with a couple of things that happened yesterday. I went to my fiance’s parent’s house for dinner. My fiance’s cousin and I were teasing his dad about cleaning the turkey off the bone. We kept telling him he was fondling it and whatnot. Also, when his brother-in-law was trying the get the leg off the turkey, he jerked really hard and juice went flying all over his cousin’s boyfriend.
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  19. Cindy Jameson

    My funniest Christmas moment is probably not my Father’s. One year he was really frustrated trying to get the tree into the house. We lived out in the country so there was none of these tied trees that you get from the tree lots, just a fresh snow-covered tree, with springy branches. He thought he would be smart this year and put the stand on the tree while it was outside yet, so it could just be taken to the living room and set where he wanted it. Anyway, in all this he for some reason decided to take the tree in top first, and in all of his pushing and pulling and swearing, then frantic pushing and pulling and swearing, he managed to put the the end of the tree right through the glass of the storm door. It was a picture I will never get out of my head, it was movie worthy.

  20. Kelly Nicholson

    Leave a comment telling us your funniest Thanksgiving or Christmas story ever! it would be funny if i had a funny story

  21. Amber Ludwig

    My sons great aunt has a Mickey the size of my son… his first Christmas he couldn’t stop staring him down lol!! I think he made his super nervous!! It was so funny…

  22. When we were living in Texas, my girlfriend went to spend Christmas Eve and morning with her family up in Tacoma, Washington. She boarded the plane back with a gigantic suitcase full of frozen salmon. Then a major blizzard hit the Rockies and all flights through Denver had to be re-routed. So she ended up spending all of Christmas day being diverted to airports in Des Moines, Salt Lake City and San Francisco before finally making it home late Christmas night, her and a gigantic suitcase stuffed full of frozen salmon.
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  23. This seems funny to me, but I guess it wasn’t too funny at the time. Apparently at Thanksgiving, circa 1970, they cooked turkey had been removed from the oven and placed to cool on the table while the last bustling of meal prep was going on in the kitchen. As the the last few items were placed on the table, to my mother’s and grandmother’s horror, they came out to place the last dish and call the family to eat, and the turkey was bald. Three year old me had eaten all the deliciously seasoned, crispy skin off of it! Not my fault — clearly someone had taught me the skin was yummy.
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  24. I’m 33 years old, and it would be very hard to list all of the crazy, ridiculous and funny things that have happened throughout all of those years. But I do remember the year before last when we were trying to get a picture of the entire family in one shot. I brought my tripod and set the camera up. When I ran to jump on the arm of the couch next to my husband, I went a little too fast and ended up falling right off the arm onto the floor. My booty was not happy, but my hubby at least caught me before I hit my head. The funny part is definitely the picture. It went off as I was going over, and the look on everyone’s faces is priceless!
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  25. Stephanie F

    My funniest Thanksgiving gas to be the first I ever cooked by myself. I had prepared the turkey, threw it in the oven and thought I was all on track. Couple hours later a horrible smell started filling the house. I had left the innards bag in the turkey, it was disgusting. We had burgers that year.

  26. LilMissMolly

    We cooked a turkey in an oven bag once and had it explode in the oven. I laugh about now – 20 years later… 🙄

  27. Diana Tidlund

    used 3/4 cup of salt instead of 3/4 teaspoon of salt in the cookie recipe…. nasty

  28. Corey Clancy

    I was 18 and my min invited some of her husband’s work friends to Thanksgiving dinner. Two families came over, one had just gotten over the stomach bug but did not tell us. Saturday I went into work to get my paycheck; I threw up all over the lady’s shoes and couldn’t leave the building for a half hour because I was in the bathroom. When I left everyone kept a wide berth. We found out out the other family also got sick, as well as my mom and her husband. I am 34 and have never, and never will, invite acquaintances to Thanksgiving. I make care boxes instead. Close friends are okay because I normally know when they are sick or they decline so they don’t get us sick.

  29. Mary M.

    The funniest thing was when my dad tried putting together this cardboard train engine that Cuddley Duddley was supposed to sit in. He finished the engine, we sat the stuffed dog in it, and it completely collapsed.

  30. My funniest story is from when I was two years old. I remember walking into my parent’s bedroom with a package of men’s underwear. Turns out I had woken up in the middle of the night and opened all the gifts before waking up my parents to tell them Santa had come. They were so flustered because they didn’t know who sent them what and they didn’t know who to thank. But I was one happy little two year old, surrounded by toys and wrapping paper.
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  31. Jeanna Massman

    One year, on Christmas Eve, my husband and I stayed up until 3:00 AM putting together toys for our kids. Just as we were finishing up, our son came barreling down the stairs. He thought it was morning! Needless, to say we scooted him back to bed but we only got a couple hours sleep.

  32. Natalie

    We always play games after eating Thanksgiving lunch and last year my mom, who is the most unlucky person ever, won 8 games of Texas hold’em in a row!

  33. Bridgett

    My brother made his first turkey with all the guts still in it and the popper pan size down.

  34. Karen M.

    Last year I dropped my cell phone in the Thanksgiving pumpkin pie I had just baked. At Christmas time, my cat knocked over the Christmas tree.

  35. Janie McGaugh

    I don’t know about it really being funny, but I didn’t realize I needed to get the giblets out the first time I fixed a Thanksgiving turkey (I think it was the 3rd year of our marriage). It made the turkey take longer to cook and was embarrassing.

  36. Seyma Shabbir

    Not too funny then but funny now was my mom cooking Turkey and she tried to baste it and her cloth to pull out the Turkey caught fire. We put it out by was funny.

  37. Nicole Sender

    My husband & I were far from home and we had dinner with friends. My friend cooked the ham with the inner wrapper still intact. It tasted okay but she was so embarrassed!

  38. Kanoko

    It’s more after-the-fact funny than anything else, but sometime back after a traditional clan photoshoot at Christmas where we spent literally half an hour arranging and rearranging ourselves, none of the “official” pictures taken that night ever went live. While everyone went home and waited for the photos to be uploaded, my second cousin once removed’s young son accidentally wiped the memory card. I don’t imagine it was funny for either of them. 🙂

  39. Beverly Gordon

    my brother and i opened all the presents one year then re wrapped them and some how managed to lose a couple of them during the process of putting them back and busted each other when we got upset when we couldnt find the present after we knew it should of been there

  40. Wendy Caddy

    I can’t remember any funny moments on Thanksgiving or Christmas days in the past. There probably were some, I just don’t remember any.

  41. Cynthia R

    on Thanksgiving, drove to my parents with a pie in the passenger seat. I took a turn too sharp, and the pie went flying and hit the window and slide down my car door, all sticky merigue stuff.

  42. lissa crane

    One Thanksgiving we worked really hard to impress our friends and put out fancy hors d-oeuvres, and when we left the room to answer the door when they arrived, our dog ate half of them! We walked into the room and his face was literally in the plate eating them! We yelled at first, but then we all just laughed! He was such a good dog, we couldn’t even be mad at him!

  43. BookLady

    One year on Christmas I made cranberry muffins. While the muffins were cooling on the kitchen counter, I went upstairs to get some Christmas gifts to put under the tree. When I returned to the kitchen, I found our dog eating the tops off all the muffins. She was put on Santa’s “naughty” list that year.

  44. I can’t remember a really funny Thanksgiving or Christmas offhand.. we have a big funny so it’s always a hectic. I love the holidays though and wishing you the best this season :)!

  45. Nicole Anaya

    It’s not so fun but the one story I remember is that one time at Christmas when I was playing with my cousins and we accidentally throw the tree down 😐 At the time there were no adults near there so we picked it up and fixed it the best we could. But then all of us, adults and children were by the thee, ready to pick up presents and the tree just fell down over my dad and it turns out that we kind of broke it, it was a pretty big tree. I think the fun part it’s that our dog tackled him and the tree and started licking him like there was no tomorrow and dad couldn’t get up because of it :v

  46. Deanne Patterson

    A few years ago my daughters decided to put up and decorate the tree while I cooked Thanksgiving dinner. They called me into see the light placement on the tree just as I was taking the turkey out of the oven. I went into see their masterpiece and when I came back the cat was on the counter eating the turkey : ( I scooped the cat up and put him in my bedroom and came down and cut the nibbled on turkey off and no one was the wiser !

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