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April 25, 2017

spring ninja book swap: still a mystery
posted by soe 1:55 am

I was fortunate enough to be able to participate in Bex‘s Ninja Book Swap once again this spring and got a great package at the start of April.

The box was bulging and after I pulled off the tape, a fun pillow sprang into my arms. This is what I found beneath it:

Ninja Book Swap Presents!

My swap partner sent me a ton of stuff, each carefully and decoratively wrapped. The cats really enjoyed getting to take part in the unwrapping as little balls of tissue paper were batted all over the apartment.

Eventually, though, nearly all was revealed:

Spring Ninja Book Swap Goodies

In addition to the pillow, there were two books off my to-be-read list, Radio Girls and The Brontës Go to Woolworths, both of which are historical fiction I’m really looking forward to! There were notepads galore, several of which have already been put to good use and have been tucked into my various bags, colorful pens, literary buttons, and chocolate.

And there were three new nail polishes, because in the Twitter chat, someone had remarked you should remember your partner’s list when you go shopping or else you’ll only recall they like nail polish and then you’ll have to send them a package with just that. And I replied that that sounded like a very fun package!

Easter Nail Polish

The stickers were mine, but as you can see, they work really well with the other three! (Yes, it’s starting to chip, but it’s 10 days out from when I painted them, so, actually, it lasted a really long time undinged!)

This package was great, but one mystery remains: the identity of my swap partner! Usually a card or something contains a little note, but all I have are the return address details from the box. I had held off posting this, hoping my query on Twitter would reach my partner and she would reveal herself, but so far no further information has been forthcoming. I didn’t want to wait any longer in case she wasn’t on Twitter and was worried I either hadn’t received the box or wasn’t over the moon about its contents. Therefore, I’m hoping Em from California is reading today and can see how grateful I am for all the goodies she sent!

Category: books. There is/are 4 Comments.

Now that is an AWESOME package – and I love the nails!!

Comment by AsKatKnits 04.25.17 @ 5:21 pm

The nails are fantastic and what a lovely parcel to receive.

Comment by Helen B 04.26.17 @ 2:23 pm

@Kat: It is awesome! And thanks!

@Helen: Thank you! And I agree!

Comment by soe 04.27.17 @ 2:15 am

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