The Great Grocery Bag Exchange #1

I have received the first of my two parcels in the Great Grocery Bag Exchange, a fantastic idea dreamed up by Carin of A Little Bookish where book bloggers get to know each other by sending a parcel of goodies, including at least one reusable shopping bag, to their exchange partner(s). What fun! Goodies from another country, another blog to read, another blogger to get to know and perhaps the best bit – fun post!

My first parcel is from Amy of Amy Reads, a Canadian blogger whose reading taste has, I think, quite a lot of crossover with mine. At least, I have starred a lot of her reviews in my Google Reader, which is my totally hi-tech system for marking out books I think I might like to read. Amy sent me these good-looking goodies:

For me!!!

The postcard and one of the bags were designed on Prince Edward Island by descendants of LM Montgomery, which gives me a book-nerd thrill. Oh how I loved the Anne of Green Gables books when I was younger. Also, I like how the greeting card has a non-denominational “Happy Holidays” message. Very Canadian, I believe. It’s hard to even get a birthday card in the UK right now, everywhere’s so Christmas-obsessed!

Thank you Amy for my great parcel of fun stuff. I will definitely take your advice and bump Adichie up the TBR pile :)


  1. Posted December 5, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    What cool bags. The Anne of Green Gables one is so neat! I loved that story when I was a kid too. Amy is so top notch. I’m really glad you liked the event and the loot you received. Thanks so much for participating!

  2. Posted December 5, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    Very nice, Kate. You got a great loot there! :-)

  3. Posted December 5, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    I’m glad you liked the package, not nearly as exciting as what you sent me I apologize :) And I do hope you love Adichie! Thank you again so much!

  4. Posted December 16, 2010 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    Awesome bags! And I love the Rainbow Valley card. You got a real treasure!

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