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Subject: The best book wrapper
Date Posted: 5/5/2008 5:53 PM ET
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Kim is officially the best book wrapper on PBS, if not the planet!  I got a book from her today and not only was it wrapped in coordinating tissue and plastic wrap (hot pink and a lovely shade of turquoise) but there was a faint scent of perfume!  And.....a bookmark! 

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 6:21 PM ET
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Kim, I'm taking a "page from your book" and I'm going to try to do the same - include a little something extra.  How nice to not only get a book  you're anxious for, but get a little present as well.   Monica got books today from me too, and I can tell you, the only extras she got were dog hairs!  I'm definitely getting my act together now!

Karen

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 6:51 PM ET
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I send free cat hair with every order!

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 7:05 PM ET
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LOL Sarah!  That was cute!

Sherri

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 7:39 PM ET
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I don't wrap anything . . . ever . . . . . period.   However, I have never thought to send a bookmark (which is a great idea, btw) and I have tons that I have received over the last few years.   So, thanks for the heads-up and a great tip!  :-)

 

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 8:43 PM ET
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I can tell you, the only extras she got were dog hairs!

LOL!  I feel bad when I tape up a book and notice that cat hair managed to sneak under the tape. 

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 8:53 PM ET
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LOL!  I feel bad when I tape up a book and notice that cat hair managed to sneak under the tape.

LOL!  i stopped feeling bad about the cat hair very early on.  it seems there's no avoiding it in my house, no matter where i wrap the books!  the one i don't much like is when i get bits of my own hair stuck in the tape, but i hope people just think that's more cat hair.  *sigh*

i thought about adding 'free cat hair with every order' to my profile after about the second batch of books i sent out, but decided that was implied by saying i have them.  :)

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 9:15 PM ET
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I also like the idea about sending a bookmark with a requested book, ~ thanks!

I try to wrap my books in saran wrap, or put in a ziploc bag before I put the outer wrapper on.

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 9:25 PM ET
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Lol.  Y'all are too funny:P  And Monica, you're just too sweet.  Honestly though, there's a story that goes along with the faint scent of perfume...  I ran out of the plastic bread bags I usually use, and I was at the dollar store the other day, and they were out of them too, so I grabbed this roll of small plastic trash bags - in pink, because I figured, hey, why get boring old white when they have pink?  Anyway, it wasn't until I was packaging up my book orders later, and I'm sitting there at the table thinking something sure smelled nice (but what?), when I realized it was my bags.  Turns out they're scented:P  I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a potentially bad thing.  I was kinda worried about allergies, but hoping anyone who has allergies to the extent that scented trash bags would set them off, I hope has some sort of requestor conditions regarding allergies.  I love it that you noticed and were pleased, but I'm not sure if I should use them anymore.  I'd hate to give someone an athsma attack or something with my scented bags...

The tissue and the bookmarks I just enjoy doing.  It's fun to get books in the mail.  I just take it a step further:P  And the bookmarks are fun to make.  I used to be heavily into arts & crafts, so it gives me something to do with the tons of ribbon and beads I can't bring myself to get rid of.  Plus, I like playing with my printer:P



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Date Posted: 5/5/2008 9:27 PM ET
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I got Janet Evanovich with tissue paper and a bookmark too the other day...Kim was that you? I was very excited!

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 9:37 PM ET
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That was the Stephanie Plum book, wasn't it, Jessica?  Two for the Dough?  Yeah, that was me:P

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 9:42 PM ET
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This thread makes me want to get something from Kim's shelf just so I can get a new bookmark--I love bookmarks! :)

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 9:48 PM ET
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Kim's bookmarks are all over my house - they're like tribbles! :-)

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 10:00 PM ET
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I also have one of Kim's bookmarks! It's much better than using old grocery or gas reciepts like I used to  :P

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 11:06 PM ET
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My nine year old daughter begs for Kim's bookmarks.  She has several books going at once and always is begging for more.  She really likes the one with the sun. :)

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 11:08 PM ET
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I always love getting books from Kim because of the extras! :)

Date Posted: 5/5/2008 11:40 PM ET
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i can use cat hair to make a book mark....i do know how to crochet....dont know how to weave but I suppose I could learn. LOL

Date Posted: 5/6/2008 1:32 AM ET
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mine unfortunately have dog hair..I was tring to tape the package in teh car and I swear the tape attracted dog hair from the floor..I pm'd the person and told them the book was ok but sorry about teh dog hair stuck in the tape..they were cool about it!

Date Posted: 5/6/2008 7:35 AM ET
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Lol--my daughter snatches up all the bookmarks I get from Kim!

Date Posted: 5/6/2008 8:07 AM ET
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I guess I need to make up another batch of bookmarks then - lol.  Wouldn't want to disappoint anyone (or the kids...).   I was thinking that I always have book orders going out because I have pretty good books most of the time, and here it was the tissue and bookmarks:P  Who knew?

Date Posted: 5/6/2008 8:30 AM ET
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I absolutely agree about Kim's being the world's best book wrapper.  Receiving a book order from Kim is like opening a present.  She's like an artist with her wrapping.  I've never been a good present wrapper and am sort of envious of people who can make pretty-looking packages. 

Unfortunately, due to work and home responsibilities, I don't have the energy or time to put that much effort into making book packages pretty.  Frankly, I'm happy if I can get the correct requested book/s out to the requestor in a prompt time frame in good condition. 

Date Posted: 5/6/2008 2:04 PM ET
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I felt guilty a while back when I did a BOB trade with her...all my books were individually wrapped in tissue paper, then in plastic and I got a nice book mark. I wrapped her books in plain old (Great Value Brand) plastic wrap and plain brown paper... How embarassing <grin>

I loved it, though and my daughter stole the book mark for her Junie B. Jones books:)

Date Posted: 5/6/2008 8:58 PM ET
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Kim, I HAVE to have ordered from you, dang it.  I can tell you what, I'm ordering from you right this very minute, and I will be tapping my foot for the mailman!

Karen

I did it --- the anticipation begins ....

 



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Date Posted: 5/6/2008 9:20 PM ET
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Lol!  I'll make sure to slip them a little something extra at the PO then:P 

And you guys so totally made my day today.  I feel like Sally Field at the Oscars:P

Date Posted: 5/6/2008 10:05 PM ET
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Yep it was Stephaine Plum. :)

I am using my bookmark as we speak...it is fun to get a little extra something!

I will strive to be a better wrapper!!!

 

Jess

 

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