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(Sadly, this awesome mushroom mailbox is not my mailbox. I found it on Flickr and is courtesy of Zen)
This is a special Tuesday edition of In My Mailbox. Why Tuesday you ask? It is because I received a super cool package in the mail from Rikki at The Bookkeeper this week and I couldn’t wait until next week to share it with you all. A few weeks ago, Rikki sent out her package for the Book Read ‘Round the World event that I’m hosting and after I saw the pictures, I started drooling over the cool German book bag she bought for Sandie Lee at Imagination Cafe. So, being the wonderful person she is, Rikki said she would send me one too so we decided to swap tote bags! You can see what I bought for her on her special In My Mailbox post.
Schmöker roughly means Chunkster
Rikki ordered a fabric bookmark for me from German Etsy and it reads:
“Lesen statt fernsehen” which means “Read instead of watching TV”
She also sent me a bag with a bunch of famous buildings in Nürnberg on it that is super cute and has a little snap on it. She also sent a reusable grocery bag from dm, a drugstore in Germany. I used Google Translate to translate the phrase on the bag and ended up having to ask Rikki what it said because I got the phrase, “Here I am, I buy a human here.”
I figured that Germans don’t eat soylent green so I asked Rikki and she said the store had modified a quote from Goethe which reads, “Hier bin ich Mensch, hier darf ich’s sein,” which translated to English is, “Here I am a human, here I may be.” dm took the quote and modified it to, “Hier bin ich Mensch, hier kauf ich ein,” which translated to English is, “Here I am human, here I buy.” (not buy humans of course. Rikki jokingly tweeted, “Better not come here! You might not go back home! lol.”) Hilarious. I love it.
The last thing in the picture was an awesome shopping bag (which wasn’t meant as a gift, but I thought it was cool so I put it in the picture) from a comic book store. I love the monster on it.
I couldn’t resist leaving this out. A friend of mine from Victoria, BC went on a cruise to the Caribbean and I asked her to pick up some Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee for me when they ported in Jamaica. She was nice enough to bring back two pounds for me! I drove to Houston on Saturday to meet her and her friend at the airport and we ate lunch together before they had to board their flight. So nice! I love this coffee too!
Last, but not least, Trish from Love, Laughter and Insanity was giving away some of her old books on her blog and kindly sent me Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer and City of Thieves by David Benioff. I can’t wait to read them. They both look like fantastic books.