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.

  4. 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.

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


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