I came home today to two parcels on my front porch! Lucky me, both of my Ninja Book Swap parcels arrived at once!
*this is not my front porch. I am not in the habit of leaving my laptop outdoors!*
First up was a nice thick envelope from Switzerland, courtesy of Simona over at Sky’s Book Corner – and can we take a minute to appreciate her gorgeous header? – which looked like this inside:
So many goodies to unwrap! There was a super adorable postcard, a keychain of a dog in a little Swiss vest, a small notepad, some bookmarks, three markers in various shade of orange (my favourite colour), and my two books! One book is The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith, which I am SUPER excited to read. I love JK Rowling and I love British mysteries, so it’s kind of perfect. The other book is actually a book journal, which I can not wait to use! I track every book I read offline as well, using notebooks, and this one has all kinds of things you can fill out about each book. Now I need to read a whole bunch of books so I can finish my current notebook!
The second package was from The Isle of Wight, courtesy of Katie at Katie Who Can Read.
Look at that super cute wrapping paper! I feel so spoiled. Katie was my hometown swap partner, so her items all came from local shops on The Island, as I have now learned it is called. She sent me the Official Winter Pocket Guide, which I will read through and wish I was there, two books, a beautiful metal (tin, I believe) dog ornament, a magnet of the Island, a fabric bookmark, and a keychain with a speech bubble that says “yeah, I found them!” which is a great descriptor for what I say when I locate my keys! The two books are Robert Galbraith’s The Cuckoo’s Calling and The Silkworm. Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking “but Sarah, you got The Cuckoo’s Calling twice!” And you’re right, I did. BUT that is actually brilliant, because my mother and I tend to trade books, especially mysteries, and for once, we won’t have to wait for the other to be done – we can read them at the same time!
When I originally filled out the form for the Ninja Book Swap, I had to list a few things I liked and didn’t like – tea, bookmarks, etc. By the time these arrived, I had completely forgotten what I’d put, but looking over my goodies, I suspect I may have listed dogs. Which is totally accurate. In fact, to end this post, I will share with you one of my favourite pictures of my own dog, Mollie the Mooster.
Moo is unsure about my choices in feminist cyberpunk literature.