Sunday Coffee – Bookish Valentine 2015

IMG_9311Amanda over at Fig and Thistle hosted a really fantastic Bookish Valentine Swap this year. I hadn’t participated in a book swap in probably 3-4 years before this one. It was too good to resist!

This week, I received my swap package from Jennifer of The Relentless Reader. I think I was lucky to get it, to be honest, because we had a major snow storm come through this past Sunday/Monday (third one in three weeks – not to mention the blizzard going on right now…) and the package must have arrived sometime between checking the mail Saturday and checking on Monday. In other words, when I stepped out to see if our mail carrier managed to get to our house Monday afternoon (they hadn’t), I found a box half-buried under snow on our porch. !!!

vday1I’m glad I found it before it got completely buried, haha! Especially because the contents were just wonderful! Jennifer got me not one but two books from my wishlist – Landline by Rainbow Rowell and All Joy and No Fun by Jennifer Senior. Additionally, she sent me some local coffee (that is very yummy), some delicious chocolate bars (that no, didn’t survive the first night, heh), a card that looked like an old library checkout slip (!!!), and the most adorable hedgehog keychain (squee!!!).


(Notice the A for Amanda!)

She was waaaaaay too good to me with this package! Thank you so much, Jennifer! And thank you, Amanda, for hosting this swap!

About Amanda

Writing. Family. Books. Crochet. Fitness. Fashion. Fun. Not necessarily in that order. Note: agender (she/her).
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6 Responses to Sunday Coffee – Bookish Valentine 2015

  1. Trisha says:

    What a great gift! I’m glad the snow didn’t ruin or bury your package. I’ve had that problem many times.


    • Amanda says:

      South of Chicago? I imagine so! Back when we lived in WI, we had an indoor porch, and the area was small enough that no one bothered to lock their doors, so the mailperson would just leave the package indoors.


  2. Shaina says:

    Ah, this is so great! Hope you’re weathering (heh) all this crazy snow all right. Boston better get a break soon!


    • Amanda says:

      It’s funny – we just talked to our landlord yesterday and he said that he’s lived here all his life (I believe he’s in his 70s) and he’s NEVER seen a winter like this. We’re breaking all records. Seriously, I think Boston wants the Gignacs to get All The Snow this year.


  3. Beth F says:

    What fun!!!


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