December 18, 2010

Persephone Secret Santa - 2010

This was my second year joining in the Persephone Secret Santa fun organised by Claire.

I have heard that some people are still waiting for their books to arrive due to the rather extreme weather the UK is experiencing at the moment but my secret santa must have been very, very organised as I received my package quite a while ago now and of course I was so excited that I opened it straight away!

A very big Persephone thank you to my santa, Natalie from Coffee and a Book Chick - I feel very spoilt as Natalie was extremely generous and sent me two books, The Victorian Chaise-Longue by Marghanita Laski and The Far Cry by Emma Smith. Both of these books sound wonderful and I am going to enjoy reading them over my Christmas break - thank you so much Natalie!

On a superficial note - I also adore the endpapers, and therefore the bookmarks, of each of these books too - right up my alley!!


Paperback Reader said...

I think Natalie was incredibly enthusiastic & extra-prepared, ensuring your gift reached Australia as quickly as possible.

Lovely choices. I haven't read The Far Cry yet but it has a beautiful endpaper (Persephone Books sent Verity & I aprons made of the fabric as a thank you after the last Persephone Reading Week); perhaps I will read it over the forthcoming Persephone Weekend.

Natalie~Coffee and a Book Chick said...

So glad you received it! I was so worried surface mail might not be received in time so air mail it went! :) I've heard that the Chaise-Longue is creepy and very good! Merry Christmas!

Tamara said...

You're a lucky girl! I'm going to consider joining in this next year too. I love how you've all put so much energy and thought into the secret santa thing. And what interesting reads you've got. Enjoy (and perhaps share?).

Anonymous said...

I wanted to thank you for you Persephone gift this year :) I am sorry that I posted about it this late, but I wasn't home before last Friday at midnight. High Wages looks like the perfect choice :) I am also very happy to have "met" you, I did not know about your blog before but will now certainly be following it.

Karen said...

Hi Claire - It was a brilliantly organised event all around I think!

Hi Coffee - You did wonderfully well to make sure that it got to me on time - thank you!

Hi T - I am very spoilt! Of course you are always welcome to share!

Hi Iris - I'm really happy to have "met" you too! Happy Christmas!