In My Mailbox

This is part of an event called In My Mailbox held by The Story Siren.

Did I mention that I have the most awesome friends? I hate to brag but this holiday, I was literally rolling in the sweetest gifts ever. My friend Jocelyn gave me a hard drive full of TV shows and movies and set me up with something called Plex so I can watch TV on my laptop. My friends Mimi and Tina travelled in from New York and Montreal AND gave me a Coach wristlet so I can coffee break in style. (Thanks Ladies!)

And then there were the books!

Abby Slovin, author of Letters In Cardboard Boxes was nice enough to send me a copy of her novel which chronicles the relationship between an eccentric grandmother and her grand daughter through some pretty awesome letters!

John Wiley & Sons Canada sent me an advanced reading copy of It’s Your Money Honey by GoldenGirlFinance.ca‘s Laura J McDonald and Susan L. Misner. Read the synopsis on my Waiting for Wednesday post.

And I received Art and Madness by Anne Roiphe from my Bookworm Secret Santa! BIG thank you to my secret Santa, whoever who are!

A few months back I attended the Book Bloggers Meet-Up and was gifted Passing Love by Jacqueline E. Luckett.

And a small gift for myself to feed the Downton Abbey cravings: Below Stairs by Margaret Powell.  Published in the 60’s, Powell writes her memoirs of a 1920’s kitchen maid (like Daisy!). I was lucky enough to find a copy of it at Nicholas Hoare in Toronto!

Photo credits: greenweddingshoes.com

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Bookworm Santa

I love Secret Santas. There’s really nothing nicer than getting random presents from a random stranger. One year, I receive a loud speaker through Secret Santa. That’s why these things should really be done with wish lists.

I’ve decided to participate in Bookworm Santa. Organized by Book Briefs, book bloggers are united with other book bloggers so they can secretly bomb each other with books. Awesome right? It’s not just a great way to get a present but it’s also a great way to meet new book bloggers. You can also win extra prizes by writing a blog post about the contest, linking to Bookworm Santa, etc. And yes, there are wish lists.

The Magic Attic

PS. This didn’t make it onto my wish list:

You’re welcome.