Friday, May 24, 2013

Blogger Book Swap


I recently participated in an awesome book swap hosted by The Simplicity, Spillerena, Spunkyrella, Three31,run(dance)love, & I Believe in Story. It has been my favorite swap for a lot of reasons; I love to read, I love to meet new people, and because all of the hosts had a weekly link up, which made it so much fun! You can take a look at those link ups here, here, here, here, & here.

I was partnered up with an amazing gal, Bri. We were able to connect with each other and share more than just swap packages and I am happy to have a new friend in the blogosphere! Bri blogs over at School In Our Slippers and is a Independent Executive Director and consultant for My Thirty One Gifts. She sent me such a lovely package and I was totally excited to get it!

First of all, she wrapped it up so lovely with cute tissue paper and a tie & flower clip!

Bri had asked me in one of our many email exchanges if there were any particular books I wanted. I am really glad she asked because I have been wanting to get Eat Pray Love again. I had that book back when it first came out and it was like a personal Bible for me. I had highlighted it, made notes, underlined, had tabs... it was very important to me! I lent it to a co-worker who later was fired and she never returned the book to me! I was devastated. I may, or many not, had sent her a few nasty emails about hijacking my book....
Anyway, Bry sent it to me along with one of my faves, The Shack, and a fave book of hers - The Pilot's Wife. I am definitely diving in to The Pilot's Wife next!!

Holy moly peoples... she sent me two amazing bags from her catalog! A personalized zipper pouch and an OWL COIN PURSE!!!! Thanks Bri!

I sure hope Bri enjoys the books and goodies I sent her! Both of the books meant a great deal to me so I am hoping she can find meaning and importance in them as well. 

I want to thank all of the hosts for this amazing book swap! I can't wait to participate in another and host my very own in December for my online book club, Thread the Pages. 


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  1. That is so cool! I love the idea of doing a book swap. It's so great that you made a friend, on top of it!

  2. Wow! What a swap package!!! I am jealous of that owl coin purse!
    Glad you enjoyed the swap! :)

  3. What a package! Three books AND a super cute owl coin purse, you are lucky!
    I am glad you enjoyed the swap.

  4. Ok, um. How do I get in on this? LOL. Super cute. And I loved Eat, Pray, Love also. A sensual and spiritual book all at once. Enjoy (again)! Have a great weekend! Alice @ The Owl's Skull

  5. I am so glad you got it and enjoyed the package! I had so much fun getting to know you and am excited to have a new blogger friend! :) Thank you, also for the very sweet package you sent me. Can't wait to blog about it! :)

  6. What an awesome idea! I've been thinking of doing something similar, but with craft items. Anywho, great package! You're one lucky gal!

  7. That owl is pretty much the cutest thing ever!
    I've never read any of those books, but I've seen a lot of their covers! I worked at a book store for a while and those were really popular titles. I hope you enjoy!

  8. I love your post and the awesome goodies you got - I almost didn´t find it if Brianna would not have included the link - please make sure to visit Kim´s blog and link-up so everyone is going to find this post :)

    Thanks for participating!

  9. Love the package she got you, i'm jealous of your owl purse.

    x Audrey

  10. I love those purses!! They are so cute and now I am going to go check out her store. It's funny but about a month ago I bought all those books. I have yet to read any of them though. I hope you post about how good(bad?) they are!

  11. Love the idea of this book swap. The Pilot's Wife is on my TBR pile. Haven't heard particularly great things about Eat, Pray, Love though.

  12. Those purses are so cute! My sister in law has the first one with her name on it, I wonder if she got it from the same place.

  13. That owl purse is just too cute!! Lovely.
    New follower here from the Blog Hop! Have had a look around your blog and can't wait to read more.

    Lyndsay xx

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  15. How fun! I wish I were even a tiny bit talented at gift-wrapping. Mine all match and are symmetrical, but not creative at all. :) Glad you received some books you're sure to enjoy!

    Visiting from I Love My Post!

    Gayle | Grace for Gayle

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    Lovely blog. Cute purse . You can visit/follow back at Have a great weekend !


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