Monday, December 27, 2010

My Christmas Goodies!

Good morning! I hope everyone spent the last few days enjoying all the wonderful things that the Christmas season brings.....good times spent with family and friends. We had a very special Christmas this year with lots of family get-togethers, rich food, and way too much indulgence with chocolate and baked treats! Christmas morning brought pouring rain, howling wind, and freezing temps, but that just made us snuggle deeper under the blankets to catch some extra winks. We spent a quiet and blissful morning in our pj's, opening presents, sipping hot chocolate, and watching Christmas movies-- just perfect!

As usual, I asked Santa for nothing but books, and I guess I was pretty good this year as he left some wonderful things for me under the tree.

My shipment of Jean Plaidy books (seven of them) arrived from the UK in time for Christmas (yay!), so I've been ooohing and ahhhing over these gorgeous editions of The Plantagenet series. I can't wait to dive into them!

I received this lovely coffee table edition of Austen's Pride and Prejudice, annotated version.

And last but not least, I received a package just before Christmas from......Lauren Willig! She has lots of contests on her website, and I was one of the winners for one of her recent giveaways (winners would receive a Pink Carnation totebag). When the package arrived, it looked much too big for just a folded up totebag, and I was pleasantly surprised to find a sweet handwritten note from Lauren, a totebag, AND a signed copy of the trade paperback edition of The Betrayal of the Blood Lily, hot off the presses!

(Writing on tote: Swooning solves nothing.....speak loudly and carry a large parasol!)

Hope your holidays were filled with all good things.....and lots of good books!


Daphne said...

Enjoy the Plaidys!!

Joanne said...

Hi, Daphne -- I sure will!

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