When I got a package pick-up notice in the mail the other day, I was hoping that it was the package from my Book Blogger Secret Santa. I stood in an incredibly long line with a bunch of other people waiting to mail things and pick up packages and I was rewarded with a tantalizing box with my name on it! I toyed with the idea of waiting to open it until Christmas but didn't last more than 12 hours with my resolve (Hey! Give me credit! 12 hours is a long time!). Once I had the hubby packed off to work and the kids packed off to school I ripped into it, and I am so excited by what I found! Inside my package was:
Nearlyweds by Beth Kendrick (a book from my wishlist)
Your Roots Are Showing by Elise Chidley (another book that was on my wishlist)
and The Vaccilations of Poppy Carew by Mary Wesley (different cover than the one I have here), a book that my Secret Santa enjoyed herself and that fits my love of all things British! One of the great things about the swap, in my opinion, is getting to know new bloggers and enjoying books that they have enjoyed!
My Secret Santa also included two bars of Dove chocolate (mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm), pink nail polish, and a purple bangle bracelet, things that I mentioned that I enjoyed when signing up for the swap.
My Secret Santa this year was the incredibly thoughtful Charlotte of Charlotte's Library who blogs about fantasy and science fiction books for children and teenagers. If you haven't checked out her blog yet, I would encourage you to do so! A big thank-you to her: her carefully chosen gift was a bright spot in an otherwise dull week, and she chose some great books for me despite the fact that chick lit and women's fiction are not genres that she generally reads and reviews.
If you have a Secret Santa post up, please feel free to leave the link to it in the comments. I love to see what was chosen for others as well!