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Book Bloggers Secret Santa

I signed up for the Book Bloggers Secret Santa last month, and chose and sent my gift. This morning the postlady brought me a packet of joy!

My present from my Secret Santa had arrived. I couldn’t wait to get inside the jiffy, nice purple wrapping paper (gets the thumbs up from Juliet who is into purple in a big way), and a cute card from an anonymous sender.

I opened up the present straight away to find a super book, The Ice Queen by Alice Hoffman, and a delightful Christmas decoration of a wooden dancing lady who doesn’t take much persuading to let her limbs fly akimbo!

The Alice Hoffman is a book I remember reading great reviews of when it came out, so I shall really look forward to reading it – it goes straight onto my bedside table pile. The lady in red went straight on the tree and fits in perfectly with my red-based colour scheme! I adore crafty handmade ornaments at Christmas, and you can never go wrong with a good book – so a perfect present.
THANK YOU Secret Santa.

12 Comments

  1. That is one fantastic book! And the red lady is so cute :)

  2. That is one fantastic book! And the red lady is so cute :)

  3. I’ve read good reviews of The Ice Queen as well, so look forward to hearing your thoughts. I read The Blue Diary by her years ago and was very impressed by it.Did your secret santa let you know who they were?

  4. I’ve read good reviews of The Ice Queen as well, so look forward to hearing your thoughts. I read The Blue Diary by her years ago and was very impressed by it.Did your secret santa let you know who they were?

  5. My Secret Santa is still secret, I’m going to read the Ice Queen next…

  6. My Secret Santa is still secret, I’m going to read the Ice Queen next…

  7. Glad you liked the gifts. I was going to keep quiet, but I love giving presents too much so am owning up as your secret santa. I really enjoyed your review of The Ice Queen. Hope you have a happy new year.

  8. Glad you liked the gifts. I was going to keep quiet, but I love giving presents too much so am owning up as your secret santa. I really enjoyed your review of The Ice Queen. Hope you have a happy new year.

  9. Thank you so much Rhinoa. I’m really glad to make your acquaintance. I hope you’ll take this as a compliment, but looking at your profile and blog page you rather remind me of a younger me! I’m also a cat-loving (but currently catless) Arthurian-nut scientist. I’ll add you to my blog list!Thanks again and Happy New Year!

  10. Thank you so much Rhinoa. I’m really glad to make your acquaintance. I hope you’ll take this as a compliment, but looking at your profile and blog page you rather remind me of a younger me! I’m also a cat-loving (but currently catless) Arthurian-nut scientist. I’ll add you to my blog list!Thanks again and Happy New Year!

  11. No problem, I take it as a comliment. I will add your blog to my reader but I am desperately behind at the moment. PS You really should think about getting a cat!

  12. No problem, I take it as a comliment. I will add your blog to my reader but I am desperately behind at the moment. PS You really should think about getting a cat!

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