In January I signed up for TMT’s 2013 Bookmark/Book Swaps held by Jen and Kellee. Each person was required to sign up by a certain date and send your book out by a certain date. The theme of the swap was to send your favorite book or a book you think everyone should read in the Children’s Literature and Young Adult age range. You could send anything from a graphic novel to a picture book to a novel. And if anyone knows me you know that I mostly read YA exclusively so this was just about the perfect challenge for me. I debated on what to send and finally decided to send my favorite middle grade read, I sent The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin, a book that I was insanely in love with in the 5th grade and recently just read again. Along with it I sent one of my new favorite obsession, a magnetic penguin book mark.
Now all I had to do was wait for mine to arrive. I’ve said it before and I will say it again, I am a sucker for anything mystery so I was on the end of my seat waiting and then the day arrived. It was a rainy day and the package my book is was soaked through. But surprisingly enough the book was 100% untouched by the rain. Do I have you in suspense enough? Are you on the edge of your seat trying to find out what I got? Probably not since I posted it on Twitter, but whatever. Humor me. 🙂
Yup, I got Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins and an adorable Wizard of Oz book mark. Kipp who sent me my items just a lovely note with the package explaining the reasoning behind it. Now I know you all know, well most of you anyway, that I have read Anna a bunch of times already. So yes while it is a book I have, it is also a book I love and a version of the book I didn’t have yet. Kipp so kindly sent me the paperback version which is just awesome. The pages are ragged and worn and I ♥ it!
So there you have it, my first Book Swap Expirence. It was fun, it was new, it was something I would do again.
A huge thank you to Kipp, Jen and Kellee.
What do you think? Would you be interested in something like this?