Book Blogger Book Swap: Round 1

Friday, September 4, 2015

 Allie of A Literary Odyssey recently started The Book Blogger Book Swap. A few times a year she partners participants (anonymously) with another blogger to exchange a package of books and goodies. The gifts are chosen based on a short survey we each filled out (wish list books, favorite things, food preferences, etc.). Anyway, I got my first box!!!

It was just awesome! Jenna of JMill Wanders filled it to the brim with so many things I love. There were the first three books in the Fairyland series, which I've been dying to read. Since getting the box I've already made it halfway through the first book and I love it. She also included a Harry Potter onsie for my little soon-to-be reader who is due in January! 

There was an Out of Print banned books tote, which couldn't be timed any better. I celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week every single September and now I'm going to do it in style!  

Let's not forget the delicious dark chocolate with blood orange and raspberry. I tried one of them before I even finished opening the whole package. I'd never had blood orange before and I think I'm in love. Plus a Doctor Who bookmark and something called Biscoff, which is a cookie spread (kind of like Nutella). How did I not know that was a thing?!? 

On top of all those goodies she also sent me an electronic version of the new season Orphan Black so I could catch up! After all that I am sure that I've been spoiled. : )

(Ollie shoving his nose into the box to try to smell 
ALL OF THE THINGS, while I tried to open it.)
The whole package was amazing and so thoughtful! Things like this remind me of why I love being a part of the blogging community. Yes, sometimes I get behind in my posts. Sometimes life gets in the way of visiting all the blogs I want to comment on. But in the end, it's the people I've met while blogging that make this it so rewarding.

Photos by me.


Anonymous said...

My daughter is obsessed with Biscoff spread! She has nut and peanut allergies so she can't eat peanut butter or Nutella (and she doesn't like Sunbutter). Of course, it is finely ground cookies, so I don't let her have it often, but it's a great treat on graham crackers. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you love everything! I had a lot of fun picking stuff out. I found out about Biscoff because Jen (Relentless Reader) was posting about it being the best stuff ever during a readathon... and she was right. And I'm still catching up on Orphan Black. Maybe I can finish this weekend. Maybe. :)

Jeanne said...

That IS a great package!

Sarah Reads Too Much said...

Yay!! Wonderful package! I love that onesie :)

*ೃ༄ Jillian said...

This is so excellent. I love seeing all the swap posts. xx

Belle Wong said...

Looks like such a lovely, bookish package!

Melissa (Avid Reader) said...

abibliophilesstyle - Mmm I didn't even think about putting it on graham crackers!

jmillwanders - That's a brilliant idea! I'm definitely going to save it for the Oct. Dewey readathon.

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