Mailbox Mondays – Christmas came early this year


After a long tiring day at work, what a pleasant surprise to see two packages waiting for me when I came home. I immediately guessed what it was – my secret Santa gifts from the Book Blogger Holiday Swap and the Book Lovers Secret Santa. I received such awesome books, I am typing out this post with a huge grin still plastered on my face.

Here’s what I received:

My Early Christmas Presents

My Early Christmas Presents

Thanks to Lyla from ROCKprincess’s Books for the lovely bookmark and the copy of The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson. And thanks also to Misha from My Love Affair with Books for sending me two!! books that I have been curious about for ages – The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Schaffer.

You guys made my month. What a lovely pile of books to look forward to!

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia of The Printed Page and will be hosted by Lady Q of Let Them Read Books for the month of December.

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  • I loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society! Enjoy all your new books.

  • Wow, those are some great books 🙂 Enjoy!!

  • priyaiyer

    Lovely books. I loved Guernsey too. Hope you have fun reading it. 🙂

  • Happy Holidays! That is a lovely collection of books! I am sure you will have fun reading The Guernsey book. I did! Looking forward to your thoughts on them 🙂

  • I am so glad you liked the gifts!

    • @Misha: Thanks again so much 🙂

  • I really enjoyed The Guernsey Lit. and Potato Peel Pie Soc. Hope you do too 🙂

  • I loved the Guernsey book. I hope you enjoy it as well.

  • What wonderful Secret Santas!! Two of those are on my wish list – enjoy!

    Here’s my Mailbox! ~ Wendi

  • I received for review Out of Touch by Brandon Tietz from the author.

    Twenty-four-year-old Aidin, a wealthy socialite and self-proclaimed “club god,” lives a magazine life based on decadence and excess that includes drugs, sex, and gourmet food. It’s a life based on surfaces in a place where the surface is all that matters. His therapist later describes him as a materialistic drug addict bent on promiscuity with self-esteem and identity issues.One morning, after a night of heavy partying, Aidin awakes completely vacant of any sensation. He can’t feel temperature. He can’t feel pressure. He can’t feel anything. After a near-fatal stint in denial, he seeks the help of Dr. Paradies, a therapist whose methods are far from conventional. She provides him with a new addiction in the form of a life list–a litany of activities to accomplish. As Aidin completes his list, he discovers talents he never knew he possessed, such as the ability to quickly learn new languages, an IQ off the charts, and amazing physical stamina.With these new discoveries, he questions his doctor’s intentions. When Aidin digs for the truth, will he slip back into his addictive habits? Or is there truly a conspiracy underway, as he suspects? The answer forces him to make a life-altering decision.

  • The Lovely Bones and Guernsey are both great! Your Santas did a wonderful job.

    • @bermudaonion: I know, didn’t they. I really did not expect such great books 🙂

  • I loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (whew!) I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did.

    Bitsy Bling Books

  • I loved the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel PIe Society. I read it earlier in the year. Hope you also enjoy it.

    Bitsy Bling Books

  • Oh, I loved The Lovely Bones and The Guernsey…etc., book (LOL – I can never say the whole title).

    Hope you enjoy all of your books, and yes, it is fabulous to find books waiting.

    Here’s my Monday:

  • Wow, that is an amazing haul! I loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I hope you enjoy reading it 🙂

    • @Kals: I think I am going to enjoy it too. But right now, I am sinking my teeth into The Hornet’s Nest 🙂 Just can’t wait to see how this trilogy is going to play out!

  • Those are wonderful gifts! Happy reading!

    Here is my Monday: Mailbox/Whereabouts post!

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