Thursday, September 10, 2015

Books N Bloggers Reveal from: abookolive

We've just finished the third Books N Bloggers Swap of the year.  But it went out with a bang! I was partnered with the lovely Olive from abookolive.  She's a video blogger on Youtube so it was so fun to watch her videos and get to know her.  Videos are a fun media and Olive does a great job with it.  Watching her talk about books made me want to read everything she was reading.  We do have very similar taste which was fun and unusual!

So for those unfamiliar with Chaotic Goddess' Books N Blogger swap, it works like this.  You send your partner one book off their wishlist, one book you've read and think they'll enjoy and one book that you have not read, but think would be up their alley.  So do you want to see what Olive picked for me?  You know you do!

So, for a book she's read that she thinks I'll enjoy, she picked Naomi Novik's Uprooted.  It involves a wizard called Dragon, and a girl trying to save her beautiful friend, but her friend may not be the one in danger...  I love books with a fantasy element in them, and this one looks right up my alley.

For a book from my wishlist, Olive chose The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell.  This book involves space travel and something horrible happening to the whole crew.  There's only one survivor.  What happened?  Only Father Emilio Sandoz knows.  I've been warned this is a depressing book, but I'm still looking forward to reading it.  It's gotten good reviews on Goodreads and I think it sounds really interesting.

And finally, for the books she's read that she thinks I'll enjoy, Olive picked Faithful Place by Tana French.  I love the Dublin Murder Squad and adore Tana French!  I've read three of her other books, but hadn't been able to get my hands on this one yet.  Frank Mackey is a detective with Dublin Undercover and this book involves what happened to his girl Rosie, who he was all set to run away with 22 years ago.  But, Rosie never showed.  Now her suitcase has been found and the question is, what happened to Rosie?  Frank Mackey is a main character in The Likeness (my favorite of Tana's books so far) and Olive says this one is pretty awesome.  So I can't wait to read it.

Finally, she sent me an awesome metal bookmark with the quote "Learn from yesterday, Live for today, Hope for tomorrow".  That's a pretty good mantra.  I'm a bookmark user all the way, so this will be put to good use.

So if you want to see everyone's link ups, head over to Chaotic Goddess' page or just click the picture below.  And if you like books, check out abookoilive's channel.  Olive does a great and she'll help you find your next favorite.


  1. What a great stack of books! I am having so much fun seeing what everyone else got and enjoying the reveal. Happy Reading!

    1. Agreed! A lot of times I find more books to add to my list just by seeing what everyone else got.

  2. I LOOOOOOOVED Uprooted. I hope you do, too! And I'm reading In The Woods (Tana French) right now. I love her writing, so I'm totally using your swap package as a wishlist. ;)
    Thanks for joining us for the swap- I'm so glad you two have such similar great taste!

    1. I had never heard of Uprooted before, but it looks right up my alley. I love Tana French. The Likeness is my favorite so far. Thanks for hosting such an awesome swap! You and Miss Angie do a great job running these!