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28 January 2015

Books n Bloggers Swap Show Off!

I was thrilled to be paired with Beverly of Booklady's Booknotes for the Chaotic Goddess Swaps' Books & Bloggers Swap!

Now, in case you can't remember, each blogger was paired with another and then we had to ship 3 books : 1 that we love, 1 that was on our partners wishlist, and 1 that we want to read but haven't. I knew right away that I would have fun shopping for Beverly and that I would love whatever she picked out for me because we have incredibly similar reading tastes! It was actually difficult for me to pick out one that I love to send her because I wanted to make sure that she hadn't already read it, too! (I think I finally succeeded in that, though, thanks to hours scouring her blog and her GoodReads)

I received my package today and was absolutely thrilled!
Yep. That's 5 books instead of 3
(And 2 bookmarks I came SO CLOSE to buying for myself the last time I was in B&N!)

So, the book from my wishlist: Chris Colfer's The Land of Stories : The Wishing Spell. I didn't realize when I first added the book to my wishlist that it's the same Colfer from the show Glee. I watched it religiously for it's first few seasons. The book (the first in a series) sounds right up my middle-grade-fantasy-loving alley. Even better? It looks good to John, too!

The book Beverly wants to read but hasn't yet: Maggie King's Murder at the Book Group. It's the first in a new series of cozy mysteries and we both love cozies!

And, finally, the book(s) that she loves: Darby Karchut's Finn Finnegan, Gideon's Spear, and The Hound at the Gate ... and they're all signed by the author! (John thinks that's super-uber-awesome ... and I have to agree!)

Thanks so much, Beverly! I look forward to reading my new treasures!


  1. OMG You got a kick butt swap package!! Autographed books??!!! You will have to let me know how Land of stories is, I've been back and forth on reading it since it came out!

  2. Wow...Lucky you....great swap package!!

  3. I hear great things about Finn Finnegan- how awesome that she sent you all three books AND they're signed! What a great package! Thanks for joining us for this swap!

  4. Oooh, fun! I'm so glad you guys had similar tastes and were matched up so well! Happy reading, and thanks for joining us!

  5. I got to meet Chris Colfer at BEA in 2012 and get a copy of Land of Stories. I really enjoyed it, hope you do too!

  6. It looks like you received some fantastic books and gifts! Love the book marks!!