They're here! They're here! My box of books from my Books n' Blogger swap partner arrived today! And man did she do a good job. Before I show off my treasures, let me tell you about my partner.
Jolene from With a Little Help from My Friends and I were paired up as partners. We're both midwestern girls and we have similar tastes in books. We both like historical fiction. We also like some fantasy, historical non-fiction and have read a lot of the same books. She also likes to cook and paints and shares all sorts of stories on her blog. She writes like she's writing to a friend and you just get drawn right in. Check her out!
So, our book mission was to send three books. One that we had read and thought our swap partner would like, one that was on our partner's wish list, and one that we hadn't read but thought they'd enjoy.
|Here's what I received!|
Now, on to the books.
Jolene had read The Book Thief, and thought I'd enjoy it too. I have heard great things about this book and have been wanting to read it, but hadn't come across a copy yet, since I usually get all my books used or from the library. Looking forward to reading it!
|Dark Places by Gillian Flynn|
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn is a book she thought I'd enjoy. I had read Sharp Objects, and thought it was a real page turner, so I'm looking forward to seeing what's in store in this one. The back of the book already has me intrigued.
|Broken Harbor by Tana French|
And, for a book of my wishlist, she went with this Tana French novel. I read In the Woods a few months ago, and while the ending left me with more questions, it kept me awake at night reading it. She makes these complex, and flawed characters that just feel like real people. They mess up, they get angry, and you totally empathize with them.
Now I just have to decide which one to read first! If you're curious to see what everyone else got, or if you want to join up with the next swap, check out Chaotic Goddess Swaps and follow along.
Oh, and for any fellow cat owners out there, do your cats snoop through your mail too? Anytime I get a package, HB has to sniff the contents and check everything out. While I was trying to get pictures, he kept jumping up and getting in the middle of everything. I don't know if he's just curious, or an attention hog. Probably both.
|HB, stealing the spotlight|