Monday, May 11, 2009

A special Mailbox Monday (May 11)


I received two exciting packages in the mail this week. The first contained a hardcover copy of The Lieutenant by Kate Grenville, courtesy of Harper Collins Canada. I peeked at the first couple of pages and it already sounds like a great book. I loved The Idea of Perfection, so I’m very much looking forward to reading this one!



The second package was even more exciting though! I got a fabulous package from Amanda at Life and Times of a “New”New Yorker, who held a Pay It Forward giveaway last month. This is what the package looked like when I took it out of the envelope:



And this is what I found inside (click on photos to enlarge):



Thank you so much, Amanda! As many of you know, I adored Love Walked In by Marisa de los Santos (read my review), so I’m thrilled to have won the sequel, Belong to Me! And the t-shirt fits perfectly. It’s just too bad I’m not going to be in New York for Book Expo America at the end of this month—the map would have come in handy!

As promised, I will be holding my own Pay It Forward giveaway sometime soon. I’m actually flying to Vancouver this week primarily to go to a wedding, but also to visit some friends who won’t be at the wedding and see my sister (all in 10 days!), so I’m hoping I might find a few suitable items for this giveaway while I’m away. I’ll keep you posted!

What did you find in your mailbox this past week? For other Mailbox Monday posts, head over to Marcia’s blog, The Printed Page.

20 comments:

  1. What a great package from NY! I have three Pay It Forward packages to pull together and send out myself!

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  2. Nice! My post is up in the section called Inklings.

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  3. What a fun surprise package!

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  4. That Amanda is one cool chick! Congrats on your cool packages and have a nice trip!

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  5. I love the idea of a Pay it Forward giveaway!

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  6. My book club chose Love Walked In for next month. I am so glad you enjoyed it!

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  7. Both of the books look like good reads! And what a wonderful idea for a prize package, congrats on winning! :D

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  8. That was a nice surprise package you got Avis. Enjoy the book I actually have both of them that I bought last year and i have to read them soon.

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  9. These look just great! Enjoy all of your new stuff Avis!

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  10. What a great package. Lots of really good stuff in there! Enjoy. :)

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  11. Oh, I am so jealous of your snag of Grenville's book!!! Can't wait to read your thoughts on that one :)

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  12. Way cool. Love the package. Am I geeky for being excited about how it came?

    Thanks for coming by my place. Happy reading.

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  13. love the PIF!!!! clever, clever. the metro card is a nice touch...but i miss the tokens.

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  14. What a fun mailbox this week! I love the idea of a Pay It Forward giveaway - is it something a specific person started??

    Here's my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

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  15. Yay! I'm so glad you liked it. I hope you enjoy the book. I loved it!

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  16. Wow! What a great week! Enjoy your new books.

    --Anna
    Diary of an Eccentric

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  17. Thanks, everyone, for your comments. I'm still working on putting together my Pay It Forward packages though I have the books now. Thanks again, Amanda, for sending me this package! (Wow, am I ever late in responding to these comments!)

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