Awhile back I was scrolling through twitter when I saw that Gemma from Lipstick and Lashes was organizing a book swap. Now if you ever learn anything about me it should be that I am obsessed with books! I love nothing more than sitting down an devouring a good book, and devour I do. I literally will not stop reading until I finish the whole thing. God help me if the book is part of a large series, you wont see me for days ha ha.
So when I saw this book swap mentioned I joined up straight away! I had never really seen one of these before and I knew I wanted to be apart of it. I emailed Gemma my details and what books I enjoyed reading along with some of my favorite authors and waiting in anticipation for the next two weeks where I would find out who I was paired with.
The rules of this book swap were to send each other two books that we already had at hand so that the only thing we payed for was postage. One that we loved ourselves and one that we thought our partner would like. I was partner up with to Megan from Lazythoughts so check out her blog to see what books I sent her :)
The most exciting part of this book swap was not knowing when your books would arrive or who they would be from, I couldn't wait! My poor postman probably thought I was demented but its hard to not stare them down when your expecting something haha. On the day that my books arrived I was so excited! It came at the perfect time for me as I had been feeling a bit down but seeing my parcel arrive it was hard not to smile. My books were beautifully wrapped and I got an amazing card. I actually opened my card first! I always do this if i'm excited about something I have to wait to compose myself ha ha. So I opened my card and read through it and I found out that my partner was the AMAZING Gemma herself from Lipstick and Lashes herself!
So what books did I get? Well Gemma sent me 'The Princess Bride' and 'Fallen'.
My heart literally stopped and I was almost in tears when I read that Gemma had sent me her copy of 'The Princess Bride'. I know it probably seems a bit dramatic but this book was something I had been looking for, for a long time. I said it casually in my email that I had been looking for it and Gemma decided to pass hers on to me. To finally have 'The Princess Bride' for myself really meant alot to me and i'll always treasure it :)
The second book that I got was 'Fallen' from Lauren Kate. I had never heard of this book or series before but I actually really enjoyed it and tore through the first book. After I finished it, the next day I bought the rest of the series! I did warn you I was that type of reader ha ha. I was left with a lot of questions at the end of the series which was annoying but that's another post ha ha.
I just want to say an huge thank you to Gemma again! She always runs swaps and pen-pal match ups so make sure to check out her blog and sign up for them yourselves, I'm sure you'll enjoy them! I definitely did :)