Saturday, 29 December 2012

Thank You Secret Santa and a Happy New Year

This year I took part in the UK Secret Santa which was hosted by the lovely Lynsey Newton from Narratively Speaking. I received my present a week before Christmas and kept it wrapped under the tree until Christmas Day - which was one of the hardest things I ever done! My parcel had five lovely wrapped gifts inside it but no name of my mysterious gift giver. So I thought I would write a post to thank the lovely person who wishes to remain anonymous.
Who ever my Secret Santa was, I get the impression they know me very well as they couldn't have picked better presents if they had been blindfolded.
When Santa Fell To Earth by Cornelia Funke - I love Cornelia Funke and was lucky enough to meet her earlier this year. I honestly didn't know that she had written a Christmas book, so I was over the moon to receive this book.
A Waste of Good Paper by Sean Taylor is a completely new book to me. I hadn't heard of it and whoever my Secret Santa was knew that I didn't review for Frances Lincoln Children's Books. This book is in diary format which I love, so I cam really looking forward to reading it.
Breathe by Abbi Glines - wow, my Secret Santa took a gamble with this one but they gambled well. This is one of the Abbi Glines books I don't have and I am presently devouring them quicker than the Christmas chocolates.
Let It Snow - three festive holiday romance stories by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. I have been after this book for awhile so I was very excited to receive it.
My Secret Santa also knows that I am writing at the moment as they sent me a creativity charm just for writers.
Who ever you are my lovely Secret Santa I want to give you a huge hug and say a big thank you. You obviously took a lot of time to choose my gifts and I am extremely grateful. I will definitely be taking part in the Secret Santa swap again next year.
I will be taking a couple of days break again as I have a new PC and I am still trying to get the hang of Windows 8, so each blog post is taking a lot longer than normal to write. I will be back on the New Years Day with a new post.
Happy New Year everyone.


  1. Yikes windows 8, I bought a new computer the week before they put it on all comps ;)

  2. Wow fab gifts.

    How is window 8?? My laptop gave up last week and I'm looking at New ones but I'm not sure about windows 8. Looks confusing lol.

  3. I didn't know about Funke's Christmas book either - I need to find that for my sister.

    1. I was really surprised to receive it. I can't wait to read it. I hope you find it too.

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    1. I have been wanting to read this for ages!

  5. I'm enjoying these posts so much! Isn't it cool to see how it all went? Enjoy your books and sympathies with the Windows 8 :(

    1. I have missed all the other posts! I thought Windows 8 would make my life easier. Alas no.

  6. Enjoy your gifts, Vivienne! Have a wonderful new year!!


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