Friday Morning Bookclub

February 22, 2010

My surprise package

Filed under: Literary Tidbits,Random House — Esther @ 8:06 pm

When my doorbell rang this afternoon, my first thought was “Now who can that be?”  My dog was barking wildly at the door, and by the time I reached it, I only saw the retreating figure of the UPS man.  A package?  I didn’t remember ordering anything.  The box had a beautiful color picture of two beautiful Chinese women….on closer inspection, it was the cover of a book!  The return address was Random House, Inc.  I must have won one of the book contests that I had entered on line!  I could tell that there was more in the box than just one book.  I anxiously pulled it open.  There was a brand new paperback copy of “Shanghai Girls” by Lisa See.

“Two sisters.  Two cultures.  One life changing secret.” read the outside of the box.

And there was more!  Not only did Random House send me a book that I had wanted to read, but they must really know me, because they also included a whole package of Hershey’s Bliss!

Now, I ask you, what could be better?



  1. Woo Hoo!! That was a great surprise!
    Mona – Sarah’s friend in St.Croix

    Comment by Mona — February 22, 2010 @ 9:09 pm | Reply

  2. Mona – it’s always so nice to read your comments! Glad that you’re enjoying our blog all the way in St. Croix. What’s your book club reading now?

    Comment by Esther — February 22, 2010 @ 10:06 pm | Reply

  3. What a sweet surprise! Who knew Random House would be so smart as to send you a book and chocolates together? Wouldn’t that be a great combination for a bookstore? Sort of like Ma Petit Shoe in Hamden, which sells shoes and gourmet chocolates. What could be better?

    Comment by Jean — February 22, 2010 @ 10:29 pm | Reply

  4. P.S. I bought The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet because you made it sound so good!

    Comment by Jean — February 22, 2010 @ 10:31 pm | Reply

  5. Lucky you… enjoy… both!!

    Comment by janinefrier — February 23, 2010 @ 1:57 pm | Reply

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