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Beach Reading, Book Swap and Giveaway

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.

Once you receive it, blog about what you received, maybe even give us your opinion after it has been read. The book you send can obviously be used, but make sure it’s in good condition for the next person who reads it. 🙂

And everyone who blogs about the book they’ve received by August 13th, will be entered into a contest to receive a new copy of one of my favorite books and a little gift card to Starbucks. Just leave a comment on my blog so I know to check yours! =)

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. 🙂

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    July 13, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Absolutely count me in! I am constantly reading and love uplifting stories! It looks like you've got some great beach reads. Have fun! I will get my address to you right now in an e-mail!

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    Scrappy Girl
    July 13, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    I just tried reading Sleeping Arrangements by Madeline Wickham and I am having trouble following along. I will give it a few more pages because I am addicted to Sophie Kinsella books. I am so glad you visited my blog! I love meeting bloggy friends with the same interests as mine.

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    July 13, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Hi, Trudy just told me about your blog. Count me in for the book exchange. What a cool idea. I'll post about it on my blog this week and email you my address. So nice to "meet" you.

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    July 13, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    hey; I hope you have a great time! I want a beach vacation…

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    July 13, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Hi Kenlie – Thanks for hosting a great swap. I enjoyed The Gatecrasher but the Shopaholic series is still my favorite.

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    Charlene Safonte
    July 14, 2009 at 3:40 am

    YES, YES, YES count me in!
    Also, to Scrappy Girl…. someone once told me, never give up on a book, you never know when it might get really good and it's not worth missing out on. I've read some real doozies using that theory, but when I finish I always feel like i've accomplished something, even if its just what I can do w/a little determination. Hehe!

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    ♥ Kenlie ♥
    July 14, 2009 at 4:18 am

    Excellent point Charlene! =)

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    July 14, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    I am in! I am so glad you tweeted about this because I am so behind in my Google Reader Reading!

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    June 13, 2010 at 12:24 am

    Hi I love your blog and it is so cool also that you put your karoake songs on there. I love to sing too – how did record them and how did you post it? i am not very computer savvy but if you tell me the steps maybe i could follow them. Thanks so much and keep up the great blog – it is inspiring!

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