I have to say I was a bit sceptical but then I have watched book bloggers around the world for the past 3 years and I must say they are the most generous bunch.
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I sent off my name and filled out the little questionnaire and sure enough I was assigned someone in Australia to send something to. I thought this was a lot of fun. I also had someone assigned to me and I thought, "Woo hoo- bookish presents." My friends and family don't always realise how much I love books and all things related to books but it is beginning to sink in. This year I was lucky enough to score several gifts in the bookish line and what a wonderful Christmas that made.
Sure enough about 10 days before Christmas a package arrived in the mail from a blogger named Bec. She was in New South Wales and I didn't know who she was. I didn't know the blogger I was assigned to either. But lo and behold we all got a Secret Santa surprise gift. I think the whole idea is wonderful. Here are perfectly good strangers going out, thinking about a gift, shopping, wrapping it up and sending it to someone completely unknown to them.
I opened the package and inside was a chocolate Penguin, he's too cute to eat but one night I will probably feel really choc-niverous and swallow him whole, I got a little cute Penguin bookmark and a wonderful copy of Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. It is a beautiful Harper Collins edition.
If someone asks me next year to become involved in a Secret Santa will I join up? You bet your sweet patootie I will. Thank you Bec and thank you Broke and Bookish for organising it all.