Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Persephone Secret Santa
I only signed up for one Secret Santa swap this year, and when I heard Paperback Reader was organizing a swap for Persephone books, I jumped on it. I've already purchased a gift for my Santee and I'm hoping to send it out tomorrow with some homemade cookies.
And I have received TWO clues from my Santa! When I got the holiday mail on Monday, I had my first clue -- a photocopy of one of the beautifully colored endpapers. I was able to identify the book from my 2011 Persephone Ninety Calendar, which includes all 90 of the beautiful endpapers. However, my Santa could be trying to trick me -- the author of that particular book, Dorothy Whipple, wrote six different books in the Persephone Catalog. Could Santa be leading me astray? Well, I haven't read any of them, so I'll be happy no matter what.
I got my second clue in the mail today, and it is even more cryptic, full of clues as to the sender's identity. I am completely mystified! I know he or she lives in Massachusetts and has been blogging since 2007, and was able to attend the Book Blogger Con in NYC this year -- lucky!! Santa is also hosting a challenge which is about to end, and collects either lobsters, stamps, or dogs (a clue from the notecard I received). Anyway, I just wanted Santa to know that I'm loving this little mystery. Thanks again!!
I only hope my Santee likes his/her gift as much as I will.