Jun 8, 2010

On Getting a box full of Books in the Mail

Today I got home from work and there was a package on the counter. It was about 15 inches long and 10 inches wide. I thought the boyfriend must have ordered something. Imagine my surprise to find my name written on the front! I hadn't ordered anything, and although I sign up for a lot of free stuff, it never comes in a box that big. I opened it up an found this:

Awesome but baffling.

Which was awesome, but I was still majorly confused. Who was sending me books, and why? I'm not complaining, but still...it's weird, right? Then, I pulled this out of one of the books:

"Enjoy Your Prize!" - Bookarmy Team

Then I kind of had a light bulb moment. There's this website, BookArmy,(which, by the way, is pretty wicked and you should go sign up if you're a reader) where you can read about books, rate them, write reviews...that sort of thing. I had written some reviews and made some recommendations on the site. About a month ago (almost to the day!) I got a message from the site administrators (or whatever) that I'd won a prize for my recommendations! I wasn't even aware there was a contest going on, so that was pretty cool in it's self. So I fired off a message with my address in it, and then promptly forgot about it. It's what I do. It was a totally awesome surprise, and made my day!

Thanks, BookArmy!

Books I received:

   
And Balthazar Jones and the tower of London Zoo by Julia Stuart, which I can only find on amazon.co.uk, and it wont let me make a picture affiliate link thing for it. Meh, no big deal.

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