#OTSPSECRETSISTER is hosted by On the Same Page. It’s a six month “Secret Santa” type of set up, but instead of focusing on gifts, it’s a cheer club. Everyone is paired up and throughout the round, cards, little gifts, and cheer are sent. For more information about the set up and how to join the next round, see this post over at The Book Addicts Guide.
Dear Secret Sister:
So you’ve been on vacation? I’m so happy for you! Seriously anytime anyone actually goes on a vacation, I get excited because it’s a great opportunity to explore a new city and make great memories. To answer your question, yes I like to travel. When I did my master’s abroad, I wish I had had more money (darn exchange rate!) to really travel Scotland and England. I had lovely mini trips to the Highlands and Belfast.
How did you like Grand Cayman? My parents did a stop on their last cruise and brought back some super delicious rum cakes that didn’t even last a week in the house! I hope you were able to have delicious rum cake too. Where else did you stop at? Did you get some time on the beach? I have a slight allergy to the sun (late Spring/Summer can be brutal with me and breaking out into hives if I’m out too long) so I envy people who can spend time on the beach.
And you weren’t a bad Secret Sister! Like I said, you’ve been traveling and having fun! That’s what’s important and thanks for thinking of me and sending me the postcards. I collect them and so happy to add more to my collection.
Thanks so much for Dan Jones’ The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England. I did my master’s thesis on 14th English warfare and it’s been awhile since I’ve been in a classroom and I’ve been toying with the idea of working a PhD part time and hence the reason why I’ve been adding some academic type books to my list. And thank you for Terry Jones’ Medieval Lives. I know a lot of people know him from Monty Python, but he’s actually a pretty good writer. I didn’t know what to think when a professor first used him, but it turned out well.
And thank you for your note about Panda. I know you didn’t really know her and I can’t believe it’s been a month since she passed, but thank you for thinking of her. I miss her a lot. She used to love to sleep outside my bedroom in the hallway and would block everyone from passing. I miss having to tiptoe around her to pass her and I miss hearing her shake her collar in the mornings. Thank you for thinking of her. <3