Books 'n Bloggers: Swap Show-Off


Books 'n Bloggers Swap is hosted by Chaotic Goddess Swaps.

Let me start by saying that I am *so happy* I signed up for this swap! I've wanted to take part in one for quite a while and I'm thrilled that my first experience was such a positive one. So major props to Beth and Angie for hosting (these ladies are real pros!) and to Penni for being such a great swap partner.


  
This was a one-time swap where you sent the following to your partner:

1 book from their wish list
1 book you love and recommend they read
1 other book of your choice that you think they'll enjoy

And just look at all this loot!




The Friends We Keep by Susan Mallery - This is a book that Penni loved. She's a big fan of Susan Mallery so now I'll be reading my first from her favorite author. :)

Cuff Me by Lauren Lane - A book that looked interesting that Penni thought I would enjoy. Now what Penni didn't know was that I've already read one book by LL (Crushed) and really enjoyed it and have been meaning to read more by her ever since. So she really could not have chosen better!

Did I Mention I Love You by Estelle Maskame - I've been hearing so much buzz about the DIMILY series and I'm excited to experience it for myself.

Also included: a fun coloring book, colored pencils, a gorgeous key chain with my initial, a super cute bag filled with nail polishes and manicure tools, and a wonderful handwritten card. 

This was such a great experience - and not just the swap, but also getting to know Penni. I wouldn't hesitate to take part in this one again. 

Have you participated in any swaps lately? Or just received some fun bookish mail?


16 comments

  1. Oh wow lots of great stuff!! I hadn't hear about this swap but sounds like a lot of fun. I did one around the holidays that was fun so I would like to one again. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanks Grace - I was so pleased that this one turned out so well. I'll definitely participate in another. :)

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  2. Wow! That's a great swap! I love all the goodies you got and I hope you enjoy it all! This sounds like a really fun activity. Hopefully I can participate next time around. :D Happy Friday, Tanya!

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    1. Thanks Brandee - Yeah, I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for the next round. :)

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  3. So glad you liked everything and that the final book arrived! ENjoy!

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    1. Thanks Pearl - it was so much fun and I'll definitely participate again. :)

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  5. OHHHH SO MANY PRETTY THANGGGGSSS! <3 YUJJUUU! I've heard of things like the when bloggers do swapping even to please like in CHINA so it's super exciting! I hope you enjoy all of your lovely books! And that initial chain is SUPA, DUPA CUTE! <3

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    1. Thanks girl! This was a super fun swap - one that I'll definitely do again. There was an option to do US only or international. I was a little concerned about the cost of shipping a package overseas so I just went went US only this time.

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  6. Great loot! What a fun swap!

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    1. Thanks! I was so glad this one turned out well. Got my feet wet with this one and now I'd love to do one of the long term ones.

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  7. Wahoo! Totally high-fiving you virtually. Penni is indeed a fantastic partner- I love all the loot she got you, and what great choices she made. :D

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    1. Thanks Beth! And thanks for organizing such a great swap... I know I'll be participating again!

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  8. What an awesome haul, so happy for you!! ♥

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    1. Thanks Eva! I had a great time with this swap - both send and receiving. :)

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