Friday, September 28, 2007

You've Got Mail

This past week I got a package in the mail, thanks to Emma in Canada who hosted a book swap. These were the instructions:

Send a blogger one of your favourite books or a local author. Or if your blogger has children/grandchildren, you can send one of your favourite childhood books or a book your child likes. You can buy new, used, or send your own much loved copy. Don't worry about searching for something your blogger likes. The purpose of this is to introduce them to an author they may never have read or even heard of and to let them know a bit about you.

My package came from Frannie. This is the book she sent:

And this is what she had to say:

It's been many years since I read this book - and Jelly Bean hasn't read it - so I anticipate that it will be well read and well loved. I'll likely have to get the movie and watch it again too. Thanks so very much, Frannie!

(By the way, my package went to Ms. Porter. I don't know whether she's received it yet, so I won't spoil the surprise by telling what I sent - but it was one of my favorite reads this past summer.)


  1. I am so happy that you got the book and that it is something that you are looking forward to sharing with your Jelly Bean!

  2. When I was younger and bought more book, instead of going to the library, I used to purposefully leave a great book on the airplane. I would always imagine the next rider finding my book. A strange kind of "pay it forward."

  3. We read this in 6th grade as part of English class. I remember really enjoying it!

  4. I love seeing handwritten notes simply because it's so rare nowadays! I am still a practioneer though. Hehe...