Sunday, December 12, 2010

Book Blogger Holiday Swap Goodies!

I got my Book Blogger Holiday Swap goodies last week!  My Santa was the fabulous Jennifer of From the Mixed-Up Files of Jennifer Bertman.  I have never been to Jennifer's blog before, so I am very happy to have been introduced to her through the swap because let me tell you, she knows me.  Oh, sure.  She has never met me before and it is highly unlikely she ever will.  But she knows exactly what I like, particularly in relation to books, and that basically makes her soul mate material.

I came home from class last week to a happy USPS package on my doorway.  I tore open the cardboard to discover this:

First things that stood out to me?  ADORABLE chubby penguin card holiday card and scrumptious Ghirardelli peppermint bark.  Though I didn't know her yet, Jennifer was already high on my A-List.

Then I opened that beautifully wrapped package of books (after a twinge of guilt that my Santee will not be receiving a very nicely-packed package.  Oh, well.  Hopefully the contents will be enough) to find:


Yay!  I have heard so many good things about David Sedaris though I admit I've never read him.  I do look forward to laughing and snorting through Holidays on Ice soon!  And after reading so many positive reviews of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, I am so glad to have my very own copy to read!  Humor and historical fiction?!  Thanks, Jennifer!

15 comments:

  1. What an awesome gift! You are going to love Holiday's on Ice. It is one of my favorites from Sedaris and just perfect for this time of year. And the peppermint bark? That just rocks. Hope that all is going well with you! I miss you!!

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  2. What a great gift!

    I'm afraid I didn't think of dressing up my packages either. :/

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  3. What an amazing package that must have been to receive! You are going to love Sedaris - if you enjoy Holidays on Ice, try Me Talk Pretty One Day. I think it's by far his best work.

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  4. Great present! So great that she knows you well :) I hope that you love the books, I know that you will love the treat so I won't mention it ;) And I didn't wrap the gifts I sent out either, now I feel bad for that!

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  5. Great present! Hotel is a wonderful book and David Sadaris is very funny

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  6. What a fabulous present. I read a David Sedaris book last year and really enjoyed it.

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  7. You hit the jack pot! Peppermint bark and two really great books, wonderful. I really loved both of those books and I hope you do too.

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  8. What a nice gift for you to get. What is peppermint bark though, don't think we have it in the UK.

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  9. That is a nice gift! David Sedaris was on the radio lately, reading one of his short stories.

    If you don't want that nasty old peppermint bark.....feel free to send it to me. Yes, I'm selfish. No, selfless! Selfless! lol.

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  10. Congratulations on getting such lovely gifts. I did the swap last year and loved meeting a new blogger and getting to receive and give bookish things!

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  11. I love that penguin -- he is adorable! And of course, the chocolate and the books are nice, too :-) Enjoy your lovely gifts!

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  12. Holidays On Ice is an annual tradition for me! Enjoy!

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  13. What a nice gift. Enjoy the books.

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  14. Happy holidays, Aarti! I'm glad you enjoyd the gift. It was a lot of fun to brainstorm gift ideas for you. :)

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