Happy New Year everybody! I didn’t receive any books over the holidays this year, although I did get a $60 gift certificate (yay!), so books will be coming my way soon. In the meantime, I received a signed ARC of The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Artistotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin (which I requested after reading Alea’s review at Pop Culture Junkie), courtesy of Harper Collins. Not only does this seem like the perfect book to read at the beginning of a new year, but to be honest I could use a “happiness project” of my own right now!
Speaking of happiness, I also received a surprise package in the mail over the holidays from Penguin Canada. I’d been feeling bummed about missing out on both the Book Blogger Holiday Swap and LT’s SecretSanta (at signup time, I hadn’t felt up to committing to either), so receiving this made my day! The goodies are pictured below (click on photos to enlarge): a lovely card, The Book of Penguin (also pictured right), a penguin key chain, a Penguin Canada book bag and an embossed Moleskine notebook. Thanks, Barb and Bronwyn! (Is it just me or do others think Penguin’s penguin looks somewhat apprehensive?)
What did you find in your mailbox this past week? For other Mailbox Monday posts, head over to Marcia’s blog, The Printed Page.