Over on the bookrelay site we have secret santa exchanges all year long. For August, we have the 'Happiness Day' exchange and August 8th is Happiness Day!
LadyJanet, my wonderful exchange partner, sent me some wonderful goodies:
~ The Black Tulip by Alexandre Dumas,
~ The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas (unabridged!),
~ Martin Sloane by Michael Redhill,
~ A Thread of Grace by Mary Doria Russell,
~ a bookmark that she cross-stitched just for me,
~ lots of Haribo gummies and salt water taffy, and
~ some neat flamingo stuff (stickers, a magnet, etc)
My exchange partner was xallroyx.
I hope she enjoys the goodies I packed for her:
~ Something Rotten by Jasper Fforde,
~ Zen Attitude by Sujata Massey,
~ a signed copy of Harlequin Valentine from Neil Gaiman's online store,
~ some whole bean coffee from Blue Mountain Coffee, our favorite coffee place, and
~ a fruit tree for a Haitian family donated in her name through Food for the Poor, a nondemominational Christian charity that works to "provide food, housing, health care, education, water projects, micro-enterprise development assistance and emergency relief to the poorest of the poor".