Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Persephone Secret Santa - Revealed!!

First of all, thanks so much to Stacy of Book Psmith for organizing this great swap!

The idea behind Persephone Secret Santa was for bloggers to send and receive books from the Persephone Books line:
Persephone Books reprints neglected classics by C20th (mostly women) writers. Each one in our collection of 86 books is intelligent, thought-provoking and beautifully written, and most are ideal presents or a good choice for reading groups.

My package came on Friday from Nadia of A Bookish Way of Life; go check out her blog if you haven't! Her package included a cute card, a sweet frame and an adorable pin (perfect because I collect Christmas pins!) and the book Good Evening Mrs. Craven: The Wartime Stories of Mollie Panter-Downes, by Mollie Panter-Downes. This is a collection of short stories about the experience of World War 2 in Great Britain. I think it will be a perfect addition to my library! (As you can see, my cat Sasha had to get in on the photo.)

If you'd like to see what I sent to Dolce Bellezza, you can check it out here! (Stick around to check out her gorgeous blog while you're at it!)

Is this a great swap, or what? You can see more Persephone swappers here. Thank you so much Stacy for your work organizing it!

21 comments:

Book Psmith said...

Another Persephone I covet:) I hope you enjoy it as I have read it is quite good. I almost didn't see your kitty there...made to be in pictures...so cute! I love the ornament you sent to Dolce...I have a homemade one just like it on my tree. Merry Christmas and Happy Reading!

tuulenhaiven said...

Super cute kittie!! And the book looks good too. :)

bermudaonion said...

What a nice gift!

claire said...

So fun to see what everyone's been getting! Hope you enjoy the book.. It's one of the Persephones I also want to read. :)

Paperback Reader said...

I have read half of these stories and they are great! Once I finally read the other half, I shall review.

Enjoy! I LOVED the Persephone swap :).

reviewsbylola said...

Great gift! Sasha is a lot like my cats :)

dolcebellezza said...

Such a small world: you were my Persephone Secret Santa, I was Nadia's, and she was yours! It made me smile...I wonder if Book Psmith arranged that on purpose?

Anyway, it's been lovely meeting you through this fun exchange; the Persephone books are just an extra benefit.

Amy said...

What wonderful loot!!

-Amy
Life by Candlelight

Frances said...

Such a great assortment of titles showing up in these posts. So many tempting reads. We really all owe Stacy for coming up with this great idea. Happy reading and happy holidays!

jewwishes said...

The book you received sounds wonderful.

I like the personal touches that were added.

Dar said...

Lucky you! What a wonderful gift!

theliterarystew said...

What a great choice from your Santa! I've had my eye on that one and look forward to your review.

Katie said...

Awesome gifts! So fun to receive mail that isn't a bill, huh?! :)

Charley said...

What nice gifts. Your cat is adorable, like a little lion.

sanctimommy said...

That is so cool. I love the Persephone books!

Blodeuedd said...

Great idea. what a lovely early xmas pressie :D

Serena said...

Darn it...how did I miss out on this great Holiday Swap??

Great book and perfect for the WWII reading challenge, though that wraps up at the end of this month!

Happy reading and have a great holiday!

Literary Feline said...

This book sounds really good, Marie. I am not too familiar with Persephone and am glad you took the time to explain why the books are so popular among some book bloggers. Now I understand. :-) Enjoy!

Bonnie said...

What beautiful gifts, enjoy! I just got a Persephone catalog and I am going to splurge sometime and order one. They look like beautiful books. What a wonderful idea for a swap, I missed this one. I hope that there is another one next year!

stacybuckeye said...

Very cool swap! Love the Santa card :)

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Oh fun! Love the gift!