Last Friday, I opened my front door to discover a large white envelope. The return address was mysterious:
I opened the envelope to discover an extremely clever wrapping job: a Christmas dish towel, neatly tied with a ribbon!
Inside the towel I found The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness and Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, both books I’ve been wanting to read for a long time. I’m so excited! (Funny how similar the titles are, no?) As a bonus, there was a clever book-centered holiday card: “The 12 Days of Christmas,” book lover style. And, of course, the festive Christmas dish towel!
A huge thanks to Mary from Bookfan for the generous and thoughtful Secret Santa package! This was my first year participating in the Book Blogger Holiday Swap, and I had a great time. I haven’t done a Secret Santa swap for years, and it’s even more fun with books.
But that’s not all! A few days later, an envelope arrived, postmarked from the Netherlands:
Inside was a beautiful card and a lovely bookmark, along with some personalized classics recommendations, from Judith:
Thank you, Judith, for the card, bookmark, and recommendations! Thank you, too, to Anastasia from Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog for hosting the Book Bloggers Holiday Card Exchange. It was nice to have a less expensive holiday swap option!