Friday, December 12, 2014

Bookish Secret Santa

Ah, favorite time of the year! I am one of those happy suckers who get so excited when the lights start coming out around the neighborhood and the Christmas movies and music are everywhere. So let's just say I was really excited when I saw that the always delightful Michelle Stockard Miller from The True Book Addict was organizing a Bookish Secret Santa event on Facebook. I was in!

Having sent off my package to the recipient Michelle paired me up with (I hope she gets it soon and loves it!) I was eagerly waiting to see what my Secret Santa had in store for me. When I came home today my wait was over and this was waiting for me at the front door:

Oh the excitement! What could be in it?! Well it didn't take me long to tear it open to see what was inside. I discovered my Secret Santa...Stacy at Stacy's Books.... had quite the surprise waiting for me! Inside was beautifully wrapped gifts with Godiva chocolates attached.  It was almost too pretty to tear open! Almost....

To my absolute delight the smaller package had a real mistletoe inside that I have already had my husband hang is so pretty! The bigger package was the real surprise for this bookie girl...a SIGNED copy of Jodi Picoult's newest novel, Leaving Time. A SIGNED COPY!!! Being that Jodie Picoult is one of my all time favorite writers this one is going on the forever shelf to be loved and savored and kept safe. I cannot wait to read it!
I am so happy I signed up to do this Bookish Secret Santa and I will definitely be doing it again next year! Thank you so much to Michelle for organizing it and to Stacy for the awesome gifts....I am definitely in the spirit of the season now!


  1. What a terrific gift! Congrats on the signed edition. And thanks for calling me delightful. *blushing*

  2. What a pretty package--I've still never read anything by Jodi Picoult, but a signed copy of a book by a favorite author is a wonderful gift!

    1. Oh my gosh, Jane, if you like smart and thought provoking novels that deal with tough topics you have to pick her up! My personal favorites of hers are 19 Minutes, Handle with Care and House Rules.

  3. I'm glad you're having a merry Christmas. May 2015 be a happy year and onward, for all of us. I have finished this historical fiction challenge at the maximum: fifty books! All of my reviews are there. To think the genre was new to me two years ago. Perhaps you would like to be my guest in my three themes. Yours warmly, Carolyn.