Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Books & Bloggers Swap Reveal

Way back at the beginning of the month I told you of a new swap that I joined called Books & Bloggers and hosted the Lovely Ladies of CGSwaps.


I was partnered with Tracy of Pleasurable Pursuits.  Tracy is currently living in China working as a teacher for English as a Second Language.  For those of you who follow me, you know that we have a daughter who came to us from China so I immediately felt a connection with Tracy.  As I read through her blog I discovered we had a bunch of things in common.  We both love to travel, food (both cooking it and eating it), and  books (with a special love for historical fiction and cookbooks).
She also likes to read cookbooks as if they were novels.  I did not, however, send her any cookbooks this time around.  

The rules for this swap were to send 3 books to your partner.  One that you have read and loved, one that you are interested in but have not read and one that your partner has on their wish list.  All 3 books that I chose were on Tracy's wish list.  I figured that since she was in China it was more important that she get what she is interested in as it is not as if she can run up to the corner and pick up a book for herself.

I sent Tracy the following:
  1. The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, for the book that I loved.  You can find my review here.
  2. Seriously, I'm Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres as the book I'm interested in but haven't read.  I LOVE Ellen DeGeneres.
  3. My Father's Paradise.  A novel of which I have no prior knowledge nor am I familiar with the author but Tracy had it on her list and after looking at the blurb on it I thought it would be a great read.
I was so excited when my package arrived from Tracy.  These are the reads she chose for me:

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  1. Behind the Beautiful Forevers, as the book that she loved and hopes I do as well.
  2. The Plum Tree, a book that she is interested in but has not yet read
  3. Henrietta's War, which is a book from my wish list.
Thank you so much Tracy!!  I am very excited about the selections you made for me and I can't wait to start reading.  Luckily I am going on vacation in a couple of weeks so I will have lot's of reading time available to me.

And thanks again to the Goddesses at CGSwaps for hosting this fun event.




    16 comments:

    1. This does sound like a great swap. I will have to look into all of those books. I am always on the prowl for new good books

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      1. They have this swap three times a year. It is not less expensive than buying your own but you get books that others have loved that you may not have read on your own.

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    2. Yay!! I really hope you enjoy them all.

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      1. I started Behind the Beaurtiful Forevers last night. Thanks again Tracy.

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    3. I was a part of the swap as well. Wow you got some amazing books. I'm just visiting all the blogs that linked their reveals :D

      Alex @ The Book's Buzz

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      1. Thanks for stopping by Alex. This is my first time with this swap and I am very pleased

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    4. Looks like you guys had a great swap! I love meeting people and reading blogs you wouldn't have normally found through swaps! It is so cool!

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    5. Those all look intriguing! I've never considered reading cookbooks as if they were novels; what a fun idea! Thanks for joining us for this swap, and happy reading! :)

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      1. Thanks so much for hosting. I loved it.

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    6. I love the cover for Henrietta's War, how pretty! Looks like a great package, thanks for joining us!

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      1. It sure is Angie, thanks so much for hosting.

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    7. What an awesome swap! It sounds like the perfect partners were joined up!! Loved your books that you received and look forward to your reviews!

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      1. One review is done already on behind the beautiful forevers. You can find it through the 2015 reading page. Thanks so much for stopping by.

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