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Look What I Got!

For the second year in a row, I decided to participate in the Book Blogger Holiday Swap. I sent a gift out to the person I was assigned last week, but I'm not sure if she received it yet. However, I did receive mine yesterday! My Secret Santa sent me a wonderful package with two books that were on my wish list!

Shoot the Moon               The Road (Oprah's Book Club)

I'm so excited to read them! She also sent three cute bookmarks that will come in handy now that I've started reading more than one book at a time. I used to be a one-book-at-a-time reader, but lately I find myself going back and forth between two or three books. And I only have one nice bookmark! So those will definitely come in handy!

My Secret Santa is still anonymous, so I guess I'll say THANK YOU here and hope he or she sees it!


  1. Super cute idea. Great goodies for you!

  2. Hi Julie, glad you like your gifts. I had a lot of fun shopping for them on the day after Thanksgiving. Hope you like the books, The Road is very good (intense but overall a great book.)

    Your Secret Santa,
    Becky B.

  3. How nice! I've been wanting to read The Road for a long time.


  4. That's awesome! I love doing the Book Blogger secret Santa's. So fun!

  5. Books and extra bookmarks, too?! SCORE!! I've not ever read The Road, so am eager to read your thoughts on it!

  6. Just wanted to say thanks for my package. I received it a few weeks ago, but I haven't had a chance to write you a little note. Looking forward to reading your reviews in the upcoming year!


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