narfna’s Book Exchange Post


So I got a package from Austria the other day, and it was pretty exciting. I’ve never gotten mail from Austria before. I don’t actually think I’ve gotten mail from any other country before? Yeah, that sounds accurate. Or maybe not. I’ll have to think about it. Anyway, it was SUPER exciting.


It came in a neat little bag with some Austrian candy and rubber ducks, which I think are an allusion to the book/author I got? Some quick googling tells me he wrote a book with rubber ducks int the title. Cinekat, you’re going to have to help me out here. If they’re just cute rubber ducks, let me know. Otherwise I will continue to read way too much into them.


I’ve never heard of Christopher Brookmyre before, but I have a couple Goodreads friends who’ve given his books five stars, and the plot sounds delightfully kooky, so I’m sure I’ll enjoy it. Also, I really need to get better at reading literature from countries besides the U.S., Canada, and England.

Thanks, Cinekat, for the book, and thanks to Jen K for organizing!

CBR Book Exchange!


My surprise gift arrived in the mail yesterday, from Ashlie! It is perfect – I have been very excited to read Atwood’s trilogy, and I am looking forward to trying The 19th Wife. The calendar is going with me to work today.

Ashlie, thank you so much. It was a very thoughtful gift, and I was so pleased and surprised. Also, thank you Jen for organizing!

“His gold and silver was largely spent in presents…”

NOT the movie tie-in!

NOT the movie tie-in!

Many, many thanks to narfna who sent me this awesome Tolkien box set as part of the CBR Secret Gifter Book Exchange. It’s been many years since I read these, and I’m really looking forward to refreshing my memory!

This has been a really neat addition to CBR, and I can’t wait to see the other gifts!

Happy Reading and Happy Holidays!

Jen K’s Book Exchange Post

Jen's booksSign up for the CBR book exchange only ended on Wednesday, and the first few packages have already been sent out.  As far as I know, this is the first one received!  Yay for Amazon!  Considering that I’m the organizer, I have to say I feel really weird being the first one to post.  Anyway, as you can see, I received three awesome books from Siege of The Caustic Critic.  I mentioned that I liked World War II, had an interest in historical disasters and enjoyed mysteries set in the past, and as you can see, her choices fit perfectly into those categories!

In case you can’t see, she sent me The King of the Castle by Victoria Holt, Cut to the Quick by Kate Ross and Miracles on the Water by Tom Nagorski.

Thank you so much!

Dany with books

Naturally, Dany had to investigate and give her seal of approval.  She was also very excited about the box the books came in (I had a picture but then realized that my address was prominently displayed on the box and the picture).