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Secret Santa 2011 #1

My first secret santa swap package arrived, courtesy of Melissa of Gerbera Daisy Diaries! Yayyyyy!!  I’m not sure if it was via Book Blogger Holiday Swap or Broke and Bookish Secret Santa, since the package didn’t say, so that will remain a mystery for a bit!  Inside the envelope was a package wrapped in pretty blue wrapping paper and a red ribbon that I do not have a picture of because, well, patience is not a virtue I possess.  Here’s what was inside!

Books and postcards

From my wishlist The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston.  This made it to my wishlist thanks to a review by Amy for the Year of Feminist Classics project, and I’m super-excited to read it!  Melissa clearly paid attention to my tastes, because the other book, Red Scarf Girl, is a memoir by a woman who grew up during the Chinese Communist Cultural Revolution.  Nonfiction, women, China, Communism…..it’s perfect!  Melissa also included three bookmarks from the Arkansas public library system, as well as three postcards depicting art held by the Arkansas public library system.  Very cool!  The postcards will go up in my cubicle at the library where I work.

I enjoyed getting a package from a state I’ve never been to with representative art.  I’m more curious to pay a visit to Arkansas now!  Also, my Chinese culture collection on my TBR pile is much more fleshed-out now.  Thanks, Melissa!

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  1. December 15, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Yay what a fantastic gift, so glad you enjoyed and congrats to Melissa for doing so well 🙂

  2. December 17, 2011 at 10:55 am

    What a really thoughtful group of gifts 🙂

  3. December 17, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    I’m so glad you liked everything! It was fun shopping for you — we have a wonderful used bookstore that supports our library system and I was surprised how many books I had to choose from! (Oh, it was the Broke and Bookish Swap!)
    Come visit — despite it’s repuation — Arkansas (especially Little Rock) is quite progressive with lots of things to do!
    Enjoy!

    • December 17, 2011 at 4:42 pm

      Hi Melissa! Thanks again for the lovely group of gifts. I’m happy to hear their purchase supported the library system. 🙂 And thanks for letting me know which swap it was! I hope your gifts are just as lovely.

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