I was going to wait until Sunday to feature this in my Basket of Goodies wrap-up post, but then my mom kept insisting I post pictures all over the internet! So here it goes…
You know how yesterday I mentioned a certain gorgeous necklace from one Lydia Kang? Well, today when the UPS guy stopped by, the delivered more than just a little envelope with a necklace. They delivered two large boxes from the Class of 2K13! (And another mystery package, whose contents will be revealed at a later date.)
I enlisted the help of one of my many sisters to help carry them in, and all she cared about was the Halloween duct tape randomly placed on the boxes. But I didn’t care about some old duct tape, and tore right through it to reach the contents of the package:
Of course this stuff just had to show up on sheet-washing day!
I began un-piling stuff onto the kitchen table, and the donuts and Doritos soon began to attract attention. Five of my six siblings quickly arrived on the scene (while the youngest stayed on my mom’s lap). None of them believed that a bunch of YA authors were crazy enough to send all this junk to me, and to tell you the truth, I can hardly believe it.
Then I carried it upstairs to my room, attempting to organize it. But those five children wanted to see it and make sure I didn’t eat the Twinkies before they had a chance to. I kept shoo-ing them out, but all they cared about was who got to use the mini-flashlight in their fort, and what to name the stuffed lamb.
Finally I got it all hidden away in my closet, but within the hour, all the caramels, donuts, and golden nuggets were gone. Along with the elephant and lamb. Turns out they were all hanging out in that fort being lit by the mini-flashlight.
But you probably don’t care about all that. You want to see everything, and find out exactly why a bunch of random authors sent me cool junk!
A Water Bottle (or lack thereof) from NOT A DROP TO DRINK by Mindy McGinnis
Elephant from GOLDEN BOY by Tara Sullivan
Dark Chocolate Peanut M&M’s from 45 POUNDS (MORE OF LESS) by K. A. Barson
Doritos from ALL OUR YESTERDAYS by Cristin Terrill
Stuffed Lamb from PROJECT CAIN by Geoffrey Girard
Dolphin and Mermaid necklaces from THE NEPTUNE PROJECT by Polly Holyoke
Robot Tea Infuser from MILA 2.0 by Debra Driza
Flashlight from GONE FISHING by Tamera Will Wissinger
Hershey’s Golden Nuggets (soooo yummy!) from RUMP: THE TRUE STORY OF RUMPELSTILTSKIN by Liesl Shurtliff
Werther’s Original Caramels from BRIANNA ON THE BRINK by Nicole McInnes
Twinkies from IN THE AFTER by Demitria Lunetta
Cocoa mix and Mini donuts from Vengeance Bound by Justina Ireland
Ginger Ale from ME, HIM, THEM, AND IT by Caela Carter
Ghirardelli Chocolate Bar and Listerine Breath Strips from ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE by Kate Karyus Quinn
Notebook from OCD LOVE STORY by Corey Ann Haydu
Pink Golf Tee Caddy from HOOKED by Liz Fichera
Journal from MAID OF SECRETS by Jennifer McGowan
Oh, and a $50 B&N GIFTCARD!!!
So, yeah, today was pretty awesome (or as my mom kept saying, completely bizarre)