Friday, December 17, 2010

Blogger Holiday Swap Happiness!


Last week was a busy one for me and it was a struggle to get into the holiday spirit. There's been a lot to do and not enough time to do it, but when I opened my mailbox and saw that my Secret Santa had gifted me a special package, all the stress just melted away in the joy of books! I received a gift from Kathy over at Book Diary 2010, and boy was it a good one!

Kathy bought me one of the books I've most been wanting in the past year and I was so excited I tore open the package and got started right away! The book is called The Third Policeman by Flan O'Brien and it was probably the most bizarre and fun book I've read all year! I've started my review so I can share it all with you, but I'm still a little stumped in even trying to describe it. It was a brilliant book written by a brilliant Irish author and I hope to be able to talk about it with you all very soon. Her package also included a bonus in the form of First Thrills, a compendium of suspense stories by some of the best writers in the genre. I'm also excited about that one and look forward to reading it.

I loved my Secret Santa gift and think Kathy did an excellent job shopping for me. I'm so grateful and excited about the books she chose. Thanks ever so much Kathy, and Happy Holidays to all of you out there. I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed holiday season with friends and family!

19 comments:

Sandy Nawrot said...

Aren't those packages just the best? There is nothing like receiving a much-wanted book to drain a little bit of holiday stress from your brain. I can't wait to read your review!!!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I can't wait to hear about The Third Policeman. And what a cute reindeer!

Pam said...

Oh fun! I love looking at everyone's booking packages!

Suko said...

How wonderful! Sometimes these surprises bring us a needed dose of Christmas cheer. Enjoy!

Meghan said...

What a great gift! Amusingly I completely hated The Third Policeman, but I'm so glad you felt differently. :)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

How hreat that she selected just the PERFECT gifts for you; ENJOY

Nymeth said...

How fun! Enjoy your goodies :D

Jenners said...

Wonderful!!! I'm glad it helped you find a bit more holiday spirit! Nothing like getting the perfect gift to boost your spirits.

Amy said...

The packages really brighten a day don't they :) I'm glad you enjoyed yours!

nomadreader (Carrie) said...

What fun! I'm having so much fun seeing what everyone gets. The book blogger swap is one of my new favorite holiday tradition!

bermudaonion said...

It sounds like your Secret Santa was a good one! I'm so glad you enjoyed your book!

Erin said...

Wonderful gifts! I'm looking forward to your review. I have a couple of reindeer like the one you got, and they make lovely holiday decorations. Have a warm, wonderful holiday!

Jenny said...

Yay! I couldn't participate in Book Blogger Secret Santa this year, but I love seeing what everyone got everyone else. :)

Mrs. Q: Book Addict said...

Glad you enjoyed you package! I love surprise packages, they are always fun.

Vasilly said...

There's nothing better than receiving books in the mail! Enjoy your presents!

Darlene said...

I'm glad your Secret Santa was good to you Heather. You deserve it.

Marie said...

what an awesome gift! :-) i'm looking forward to seeing what you think of the third policemen. that's been on my radar ever since it showed up on lost.

Coffee and a Book Chick said...

What a wonderful Holiday gift!! The Third Policeman sounds interesting -- I haven't read it so am looking forward to reading your thoughts and seeing how quickly I should rush to the store and pick it up!

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

How fun! I'll look for your review of THE THIRD POLICEMAN.

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