Sunday, December 06, 2009

What a surprise!! Book Blogger Holiday Swap package from Italy

Got home late Friday night. Cold and tired from an icy and rainy and dark evening out which wasn't much fun. And what do I see waiting for me on our dining room table but a package from Italy. I looked at it and wondered what on earth that could be and from whom. I do have a few friends in Italy, but we do not send packages to each other. We communicate by e-mail or through Facebook. Turning the package around, I notice a sticker on the back with the Book Blogger Holiday Swap image. And then I got it! I had completely forgotten about this fun event, since its been so long since I signed up and sent my stuff out in the world.

I eagerly opened the package and found wonderful things in there. Check what I got from Maria Grazia in Subiaco which is a town 63 kilometers from Rome, Italy: A leaflet about Subiaco, a litte 2010 calendar with motives from Rome, two bookmarks (one of them with Egyptian hieroglyphs on it) and two books which I haven't read previously: The Drowning People by Richard Manson and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Wow I say! What a wonderful, wonderful package. Thank you so much Maria! As an added bonus, I have now found a new-to-me blog, Maria's Fly High about books, movies and art. Maria blogs about classics, romantic Italian tv-series, goodlooking actors and much more. I just spend a bit of time over at Maria's blog, and I think you should as well.


Thank you SO MUCH, Maria. I was surprised and overwhelmed. I am looking forward to read the books, change the months in my new calendar and use those wonderful bookmarks. And who knows, maybe visit Subiaco some day :o) Merry Christmas to you from Copenhagen, Denmark.

11 comments:

MARIA GRAZIA said...

I'm glad you liked what I sent. And I'll wait for you here in Subiaco any time you decide to visit Rome. It's very near. I've become one of your followers, thanks for becoming one of mine. So, we will keep in touch! Have a wonderful Sunday, Louise.

softdrink said...

Very cool...both the presents and the new blog friend!

Aarti said...

Wow, what a cool gift! And now you probably have the Italian editions of those books. So fun :-) Glad you enjoyed the gift, and I hope you enjoy the books.

bermudaonion said...

Wow, Maria did a great job shopping for you! Enjoy.

Diane said...

Great gifts. I love seeing everyones treasures!

heidenkind said...

Wow, how cool! I haven't mailed my BBHS package yet... I should probably go do that. Like now.

Beth F said...

Wow!! That's one fabulous swap package. What fun this is! I just mailed mine out the other day.

Alessandra said...

Pretty package! I didn't know about Maria Grazia's blog, either. I'm off to check it out. Enjoy your books!

Eva @ One Swede Read said...

The Kite Runner is one of those "unputdownable" books. It has its flaws, but definitely worth reading! PS! You'll need a hanky! :)

Dar said...

What a fantastic gift! The Kite Runner is a great book.

Esme said...

Wow-these are great presents-I got some wonderful gifts to that I need to post.