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.