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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Booktober Swap Review

Remember The Booktober Swap from last month?
Well, I was paired up with the lovely Melanie from La Explorer!

For some reason I only sent her one book. It didn't even occur to me to send her more than one. I tried to make mine pretty and send a little card along with it, but Melanie blew my swap gift out of the water.
I was delighted to find a package on my porch. It was so heavy that I honestly could not think for the life of me what I had ordered that would be that heavy. When I opened the box I found 3 books, 1 planner, 3 book marks, 2 pencils and this adorable card. What a great swap!

The books she included were:

My Berlin Kitchen: A Love Story (With Recipes)
 by Luisa Weiss
which according to Melanie, is written by a fellow blogger.

One Writer's Beginnings
by Eudora Welty
A memoir

Daisy Miller and Washington Square
by Henry James
two must-read classics

The book marks were from Book Soup, The Last Bookstore and The Los Angeles Library.
She even included a POKETO planner without even knowing my love for planners.
Thanks, Melanie! 

I am beyond excited by this little package and can't wait to start reading (especially the recipe book).
Did your book swaps come in the mail yet?
Have you read these books before?


  1. I haven't read these, but they look great! The recipe book looks especially interesting.

  2. I have only read My Berlin Kitchen. It was awesome. I love the personal story given to each and every recipe.

  3. a book swap! what a great idea! I have heard of the Berlin kitchen... either been to the blog of the author or listen to something on npr? anyway... let us know how it is! thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment :) it made me smile! also, maybe I will put the instructions for the pillow on my blog. they are great for gifts and not hard at all.

  4. A book swap??!!!? What fun! I hope you like the books you got! :-)


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