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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

PERSEPHONE SECRET SANTA

Today is the 15th, which means that today is Reveal Day for the Persephone Secret Santa gift exchange! I joined in on the fun over at BOOK PSMITH - she was dreaming of a grey Christmas (grey as in Persephone Classics). In order to celebrate Persephone books, Stacy hosted a gift exchange, a Persephone Secret Santa gift exchange to be exact. All we had to do was gift each other a Persephone book that we did not own and we could include little treats, such as bookmarks, journals, Christmasy items, etc. And we had to reveal who our Secret Santa was today, December 15th, 2009! Pretty nifty idea, eh? Well, thanks to Stacy, I am quite sure all of us Secret Santas had a great time with this exchange - I know I did! By the way, don't forget to check out Stacy's interesting book blog, BOOK PSMITH. And so, my wonderful Secret Santa for the Persephone gift exchange was Meredith over at dolce bellezza. She sent me a copy of Frances Hodgson Burnett's, The Making of a Marchioness. The cover is beautiful and from what I have read about the book, it sounds like it will be a delightful and interesting read. Along with the book, Meredith sent me a lovely Japanese bookmark and some fluffy candy cane colored socks and a Christmasy smelling spray. The card she included was very thoughtful and explained why she chose this book for me. All I can write is: Thank you Meredith! Merry Christmas to you!! Oh, and don't forget to check out her blog - dolce bellezza - its such a great read! As far as my gift - well I was Secret Santa to Marie over at Boston Bibliophile and if you want to see what I sent her, go and check out her great blog. And so the Persephone Secret Santa gift exchange was a success. Thanks again to Stacy for organizing it all! Happy Holidays everyone!!

10 comments:

The Literary Stew said...

What a wonderful present! I read my first FHB this year which was also a Persephone, the Shuttle. Loved it! I'm sure this one is just as perfect.
I really enjoyed this exchange and am so happy with my present!

Marie said...

THANK YOU for my wonderful gifts!I love the book you sent and the frame & pin were perfect. I collect Christmas pins and I love the one you sent! thank you!!! :-)

Book Psmith said...

I think this Persephone has been given the most in the exchange. I am partial to the grey covers but this one is absolutely beautiful. I hope you enjoy it and look forward to reading your thoughts on it. Merry Christmas! Thank you for all the kind words:)

dolcebellezza said...

I'm so happy you enjoyed your package from me. I assume you heard that your Persephone Secret Santa sent me the same book I sent you? It was so serendipitous! Also, I was your Secret Santa, you were Marie's and Marie gave to me. I think it's such a neat circle. Anyway, here's to more friendships with each other and more Persephone pages to be read! Merry Christmas!

claire said...

Lovely! I'm so enjoying looking at what everyone's been getting. I haven't read FHB so will be looking forward to your thoughts.. Enjoy your new Persephone! :)

Paperback Reader said...

It's wo lovely to see all the Persephones we received! A wonderful exchange. Enjoy! FHB is fantastic.

Nadia said...

I know! It was such a fun exchange. And it was so great to get to see what everyone got and also to get to know new bloggers. What a treat!

saveophelia said...

Cherish your new Persephone! The cover of it is just beautiful!

Karen said...

We got the same book sent to us Nadia! I'm looking forward to reading it so much - and hearing what you think of it too!

Nadia said...

Me too, Karen! That is so neat that we got the same book. I'm definitely looking forward to reading what you thought of it.