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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Of Books and Swaps

Sooooo…I signed up for a book swap and was really excited about getting new books. Forget illegal drugs -- I just crave a good read!

Then Life decided to drop a bomb in my lap and it was all I could do to keep things normal for my kids. (Not gonna talk about it so don't ask, please.)

It wasn't until I got the email from co-hostess Beth that I remembered. I swear I am not a slacker when it comes to swaps so I was completely horrified that I forgot this one. In an effort to smooth over things with my partner, I made sure to include a little something special with her books.

But enough about my slacking! I had a really great partner is D from Born to Fly. Check out the lovelies she sent me:

Book #1 A Book My Partner Loves - The Nightspinners by Lucretia Grindle
This one is looks good! Not my usual genre but I am looking forward to this one. Go check it out on Goodreads. And I'm pretty sure the author is using a pen name.

Book #2 A Book My Partner Hasn't Read - House of Sand and Fog by Andre Dubus III
I remembered this movie coming out with Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly. This one is also on a lot of book group lists.

Book #3 A Book From My Wishlist - Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
I've been waiting for this one for ages! It's a re-telling of the twelve dancing princesses. And just in case you're wondering, Grimms' version is nothing like the Barbie one.

Thanks, D! You are a gem!
And thank you, Beth and Miss Angie, for not giving up on me!


Mary said...

I look forward to reading your reviews on Goodreads :o)

Vonnie Rivera said...

These are awesome swaps!

D said...

You're welcome and thanks for the books you sent. As far as the book on your list goes,I actually checked it out. Very good book!

Beth said...

I'm glad you were still able to participate, and I hope everything works out (let us know if we can help!). Happy reading, and thanks for signing up for our swap. :)

Kara said...

The books look great. I currently have a summer book swap going on if you would like to sign up http://karalovesreading.blogspot.com/2012/07/summer-book-swap.html?m=1

Lindsey said...

I read Princess of the Midnight Ball and loved it! As well as the sequel. Such fun reads!

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