Santa Has Just Left The Building…


Yes, you read that right, Santa has just been here and left behind a wonderful package for me. Well actually the package arrived yesterday, and I was completely devoted to leaving it under the tree until Christmas morning. However, patience not being one of my numerous talents, through blurry eyes I found myself looking at the clock around 2am this morning and damn if I wasn’t tearing into this scrumptious package :P 



And here for your viewing pleasure and my enthusiastic showing-off-ness are the perfect goodies that my Secret Santa sent me.

First, is Wastelands an anthology of short stories that are all post-apocalyptic in theme. One of my favourite genres to read. Needless to say I’ve already read about half of this book – good stuff indeed!

Next is a gorgeous bookmark featuring the art of Anne-Julie Aubry, this particular scene is from her painting called ‘Spiral Of Dreams’ from her ‘Lost Key’ series. My computer has been sporting wallpaper from Aubry’s artwork ever since I discovered her on Carl’s blog Stainless Steel Droppings. This bookmark is so pretty I’m going hibernate the rest of my bookmarks and use this one only :)



And finally this totally kick-ass reading journal, my favourite part because I am a habitual note jotter, list maker and notebook junkie. I had to take extra pictures of this just so you could see how beautiful this journal IMG_0964is.

This is the blurb from the inside cover and I wanted to share it because it is the perfect sentiment for all readers, more than any other traveller in the world the reader is truly the one who experiences the most adventures.

 

 

 

 


This is what the pages themselves look like. All those wonderful info fields just waiting to be written on.

The pages themselves are also great, very thick, they feel lovely to the touch.

I can only imagine how wonderful it will feel to put a pen to these pages. But, I am saving this to be my Official 2009 Reading Journal! So not a scribble until January 1st :)

SQUUUEEE!! I’m so happy!

 


Wow, this is the most amazing gift, seriously I think my Secret Santa should make a career of this because this was just so perfect. And my Secret Santa revealed his true Super Secret Identity to me, thank the gods because I want to let him know just how much this meant to me. My Santa was Chris from Stuff As Dreams Are Made On!  Thanks so, so much for this Chris – you’ve made me one happy girl and I truly appreciate the thoughtfulness of your gift.

I also want to thank Nymeth for organizing the 2008 Christmas Swap. And thanks to Dewey, we are all thinking of you and wishing you the best of luck on your new journey.



© 2008-2010 Joanne Mosher of The Book Zombie. All rights reserved.

25 comments:

J. Kaye Oldner said...

Oh wowzers! That is seriously awesome!

Dar said...

What an awesome Secret Santa gift! Chris did a great job. I love book journals-they're the best aren't they. Enjoy!

softdrink said...

And the wrapping paper coordinates with your blog header!

Two thumbs up for Chris...what a wonderful Secret Santa!

~Kylee in CT said...

Wow! What a great job. I couldn't participate this year. If it's around next year, I'm definitely in!

I want that journal!

bermudaonion said...

You are too funny - you were seriously up at 2 am opening the package? Your gift looks wonderful.

Nymeth said...

Awesome gifts :D I've had my eye on that anthology for a while. And the bookmark and good are just gorgeous! I'm very glad you're so happy with your gifts, Joanne

bkclubcare said...

wow! The journal is giving me present-envy. Wicked cool.

Chris said...

Oh! He gives nice gifts!

Megan said...

Hey, you know, nothing says "Merry Christmas" like stories of the apocalypse! ;-P

But seriously, I'm totally jealous. Both the book and the journal are making me drool just a little. What a great gift!

naida said...

wow! your secret santa sent you some awesome gifts!
that bookmark is lovely.
chris did a great job. enjoy those presents :)

http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Luanne said...

Wow - what a well thought out gift!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

This is awesome! It really does fit you well. Yay!

-Lauren

Chris said...

Yay! I'm so glad it made it to you Joanne! I was worried it wouldn't get there in time. I'm thrilled that you like them so much. I didn't know what you would think of them, but it looks like I did good :) I'm especially happy that you like the bookmark. I didn't even know if you'd know who she was and now I find out that you're a big fan of Anne-Julie too!! Very cool. Enjoy them all!

Beth F said...

Awesome. What an amazing package.

Anna said...

I love that journal! Great gifts!

--Anna
Diary of an Eccentric

Lightheaded said...

Lovely loot indeed! I think those of us who joined the Christmas swap are smiling like crazy from the wonderful gifts we received!

Serena said...

holy cow! I cannot wait to see what you think of that anthology of stories...those are one of my favorite themes as well.

Also, reading journals...who thought of these? They must be a genius. I want one! **JEALOUS**

Enjoy and happy holidays.

chartroose said...

Those are the coolest things ever! Who wrote the armageddon stories? I may just have to head over to Chris' sit and lay a little holiday lovin' on him so he'll send me some cool gifts too.

Oh Chri-iss! Chrissy-wissy, here comes your cutie widdle chartroosey-woosy...

Sarah G said...

I am seriously jealous of that reading journal!

Suey said...

What a perfect one! Enjoy!

Veens said...

Awesomeeeeeeeee! Good work Chris... and wow! i am envious ;)

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Chris said...

Look at that! I get some Chartroose lovin' :p

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