Next week I am heading to the beach with friends, and we will be there for 7 days. I usually to read a book or two per week when I’m at home, and when I’m vacationing on the beach I tend to read more.
Earlier today, I finished a book called “Straight Talking” by Jane Green, and tonight I started reading “Queen of Babble in the Big City” which is a book about a girl who has just moved to my city, New York. =)
Here’s a glimpse of my reading material for next week:
I like to read books about women who have struggled with being overweight and books about women who find strength within themselves and books about women who learn to love themselves. I also read books about girls who find themselves in silly situations, and I’m excited to read The Gatecrasher because I just discovered that it was written by Sophie Kinsella (under an alias.) Yay! I’m so happy to have more books to read by one of my favorite authors. For the record, Can You Keep A Secret is my favorite…or maybe it’s The Undomestic Goddess… They are both fantastic, and I would recommend them to anyone who wants to read a great story.
Anyway, I exchange books with a few friends, here in NY, and after seeing the success of Becca’s Flip Flop Exchange I started thinking about hosting a book swap. Whether you’re an avid reader or just wish you were, taking part in a book swap is a great way to get a new book (on the cheap) and to get to know some good people. If you are interested in taking part in my first book swap then read the details below.
Here’s the plan:
If you own a book that you think we would enjoy (preferably something uplifting, that has a happy theme,) sign up by leaving a comment then e-mail me with your mailing address before July 21. And on Wednesday, July 22 I will e-mail you with another participant’s mailing address. Then we should all mail out our books, along with something that represents our part of the country, by July 25 then just look forward to our new book’s arrival.
Reading is good for the mind and soul. And though we are all busy people, I think it’s utterly important to read because it reminds us that the world is much bigger than our little part of it. 🙂