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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Great Book Swap

Do your friends like to read and/or have the same taste in books as you? My best friends really seem to, or else they just love me enough to indulge me by listening to me talk about what I'm reading. My best friends from college were in town this weekend, which means YAY! We are all pretty spread out now, and don't really get to see each other very often. So one of my girls, Kelly, and I decided that we'd swap some books, since we're always making suggestions to each other and have similar tastes. Lacy was coming in on a plane so lugging a bunch of books wasn't really feasible, and CPotts doesn't really have reading time recently, so Kelly and I just decided to swap. I was so excited, because I always love getting new books to read. We didn't discuss what we were bringing, just that we'd load up some books and trade them. So when Kelly got in town on Thursday, this is what we swapped!

This is the stack of books she brought for me:

Some Mary Higgins Clark, some James Patterson, Tori Spelling's Mommywood, and The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo

This is the stack I sent with her:

Some Nora Roberts, the first Mortal Instruments book, some Fallen, a Danielle Steele book that I loved, and a few memoirs (Kell's fav).

It's funny, because looking at these stacks of books that we pulled from our respective bookshelves, it looks like we don't have the same taste in books at all. I swear we do. We didn't even talk about what books we'd swap. We just said, hey, I'll give you some, you bring me some. I'm really excited to dig into my new acquisitions! You'll be seeing some new reviews pretty soon!

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Cheers and Happy Reading!


  1. yay for book swapping. you both got a bunch of awesome books there. love nora roberts myself :)

  2. o0o0o i would love that my mom and i do the same thing but she luggs hers all the way back to england lol

  3. My best friend lives a couple cities away and I don't get to see her much but she enjoys the same kind of books I do, wish we lived closer so we could swap out.

  4. I was thinking it's pretty cool that you both put things in each other's shelf that the you may not buy for your self. Great trades! I wish I had a friend who shares my interest in books. :)

  5. Chelley - I know, I'm excited to get to reading them! And I <3 some Nora Roberts too. Although sometimes I find myself wondering 'how come I can't find a man like 'so and so' from a Nora Roberts book!

    Melissa - lol, nice! Those books just get so heavy!

    Jessilyn - Yeah, this book swap won't happen very often, because Kelly lives about 5 hours away from me by car! But we have some plans made for the next book swap!

    JuJu - It is really great that we can swap. We swap dvds too. I think I sent three dvds with her. Most of my friends kind of view my book and dvd library as their own personal netflix.

  6. OMG!you're Lucky! it's nice to have friends who love books XD my friend and I tried to swap but failed to do so because of our busy schedule lol :))

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    Take care!

  7. This is such a great idea! Now I wish my friends and I had similar tastes :)


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