In My Mailbox (23): Birthday Mailbox, Part 2

Happy 26th!

So today I turn 26. Last night I had a karaoke party with some of my friends and it was a bit crazy, and we all welcomed my birthday together with songs, drinks and stayed up until 3am talking about scifi things. Or they talked about scifi while I waited for the alcohol buzz to pass with coffee and cake.

Anyway, as expected, there would be a part 2 of my birthday mailbox. Some of my book club friends were there last night and of course, they got me books. :)

Birthday books!

  • What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know by Sonya Sones from Kai — to those who don’t know, Kai of Amaterasu Reads and I work together. It was kind of funny how she sneaked this book away from me when we were together almost all afternoon. I saw her carry it but I pretended not to see it. :P
  • Warbreaker by Brandon Sanderson from Aaron – trust Aaron to give me my first Brandon Sanderson book. I read the first page of this and it reminded me of the feeling of reading a Kristin Cashore or an MWT book. Hmmm exciting.
  • The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt by Caroline Preston from KD – KD is our book club moderator, and I told him to give me a more mature book since I did turn a year older. He got me this lovely scrapbook like book. I have no idea what its about but it looks lovely. :)

There’s also this one book behind The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt that the photo didn’t quite get clearly. It’s a book about this local artist, Christian Bautista. Now, I’m not exactly a fan and I don’t know why I got this, but hey, a gift is a gift. LOL.

I got home at 3am, like I said and woke up at 9, and then headed to mass and lunch with my brother and sister-in-law. Awesome lunch, and lots of food, and then finally went home in the afternoon because I was just tired. Then I got home and there was a package waiting for me in my room!

Colorful package for me out of its courier plastic

And inside:

Yay tiny post-its!

Tiny post-its for noting pages and quotes in books so I won’t have to dog-ear anymore! :) Thanks so much, Monique!

So now, I am home and I am quite happy to be not out on my birthday. I guess I’m just exhausted from the past week, and I’m really just looking forward to spending the night at home with my family and reading. Must be signs of aging, not wanting to party all weekend. Before you know it, I’ll be needing walkers for seniors! But I hope not. Haha. Maybe next year my birthday gift to myself is to finally take that reading vacation/staycation I’ve been wanting for so long.

Happy 26th birthday to me. :)

10 Thoughts on “In My Mailbox (23): Birthday Mailbox, Part 2

  1. Happy Birthday, again! :) Looks like you’re having a good one.

  2. Happy Birthday! Sounds like you and friends had a fun night! Frankie Pratt is a beautiful book and I’m excited to read it in part because Frankie goes to the same college that I did (but way back in the day). It was an Alex Award winner this year too! Anyway, hope year 26 is a good one for you!

    • Hi Em, thanks for the greeting! :) Oh I didn’t know it was an award winner. That’s good. Plus the scrapbook format might make it a pretty fast read. :)

  3. That cover of Warbreaker is awesome.

    AND POST ITS! Those are so adorable. As a fan of office supplies, I just have to say well done. :-)

  4. It’s still your birthday here in the states so I’m celebrating! =) I agree with Em — sounds like you had a memorable and fun birthday! Yay books and YAY CUTE POST ITS! =) Happy happy birthday again, I’m so glad it was a good one! xoxo

  5. Belated happy birthday, Tina! I’m glad you had a fun birthday celebration. Here’s to another year of happiness!

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