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December 14, 2009

santa sent me presents
posted by soe 1:17 am

I arrived home Friday night to a package at the foot of the stairs. Sometimes this can be anti-climactic, because our upstairs neighbor is an online ordering fiend and gets boxes delivered several times a month. But this time it was for me — from Santa!

Return Address

It turns out that in mid-December Santa needs some extra help delivering presents and, in this case, asked Steph to pitch in to send me a gift as part of the Book Blogger Holiday Swap.

And what did Steph send me, you ask?

Book Blogger Holiday Swap Goodies

Books! Wintry Socks! A Bookmark!

How did she know?!

Isn’t that an awesome package? The books are two I haven’t read, although Sophie Kinsella has been on my ever-growing to-be-read list for quite some time. Remember Me? deals with a girl who wakes up in the hospital, having lost three years of her life — the three years in which she’s gotten married to a millionaire! Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern is one of Steph’s favorite books. And the blurb on the back made me want to ditch all my weekend plans in order to stay in and read. It’s a tale of two kids who are friends, stay in touch through cross-Atlantic moves, and later might come to find out how important they really are to one another. Doesn’t that sound perfect for this time of year?

As does my cheerful, yellow flower of a bookmark. I read in spurts on the metro and about town, so am always starting and stopping. Usually I just stick random receipts into my books to mark my page, so an actual bookmark, particularly such a pretty one, will be so helpful!

Book Blogger Holiday SwapAnd Steph clearly did her homework to find out about my love of socks, particularly fun, sparkly, holiday-themed socks. My new socks have red accents, blue-clad polar bears, and sparkly snowflakes on them. They were a key component in the cute outfit I wore to Saturday night’s Christmas party.

Steph, who also included a beautiful card in the box, did a fantastic job in bringing me Christmas joy. Thank you so much, Steph!

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