[updated: MY PERSEPHONE CAME in today’s mail! Mrs. Pettigrew Lives for a Day! and my Santa is KAREN of Books and Chocolate. AWESOME. Thank you Karen! ]
Today, December 16, is the Persephone Holiday Gift Exchange Reveal Day!
I was Santa to a new-to-me blogger in Australia and I sent her a few clues by snail-mail as to both book AND my identity. I was very worried she might figure it out from my visits to her blog, Sam Still Reading, because she her sidebar shows WHERE her visitors are from. All she had to do was ask a few key bloggers and my cover would be blown. I’m looking forward to commenting on her blog now – she reads GOOD stuff.
I did send postcards that suggested my being from Massachusetts or Kansas and also sent letters with quotes and images of the endpaper from the Persephone book I chose for her: Dorothy Whipple’s The Priory. Last year, I was bit late in getting the book ordered for my Giftee so that is why I sent clues — so she would know something was on the way. But this year, I immediately ordered the Persephone to ensure it would circle the globe with plenty of time for today’s arrival. According to my Giftee’s blog (post here), she received the package so early (mid-November?!) it must have been great temptation to open!
Wa La! I hope you like it. I received Someone At a Distance by Whipple in last year’s exchange so I thought it fitting to give one this time. And I chose the one with the most pages. Had to have some kind of criteria!
As to MY Santa, the one who is giving ME a Persephone book this Holiday? (fyi – book is still in transit) I think I figured it out. But I will wait and check her blog later today and see if I’m correct. *wink*