Thursday, March 14, 2013

Book and Bookmark Swap (Slice 14 of 31)

This post is a part of the Slice of Life challenge which is hosted on the Two Writing Teachers blog.  The month of March the challenge is to write a blog post a day.

This month I participated in the first book and bookmark swap sponsored by Jen and Kellee at Teach Mentor Texts.  We signed up to participate and filled out a survey about our favorite books.  Then we were given a name and we bought a book and a bookmark for our partner.

The theme for this first swap: Your favorite book or a book you think everyone should read.  I sent The Book Thief to my partner because I think that is a book that absolutely everyone needs to read.  The style of that book is so unique and it is a story that everyone should hear.

When my package arrived in the mail, I was super excited.  It was so fun to have that surprise and to get to open a box with my new book and bookmark.

Here is what was inside:

I LOVE IT!  Seraphina is one of the books that was at the top of my wish list!  I can't wait to read this book.  And the bookmark is perfect too!  Jane Austen is my favorite author and I love the quote.  A huge thank you to Cindy Minnich for the book and the bookmark.  

I can't wait for the next book and bookmark swap.  I hope everyone received some great books!  


  1. Gorgeous! I got to read an ARC copy of Seraphina, and then I gave it to my goddaughter. I need to get my own copy.

    I wrote about the Bookswap today too

  2. I'm excited to read Seraphina because I have heard Maria talk about it so much. I actually fell in love with the cover when you sent me your bookpic. I love it! Thanks for joining in!

  3. What a lovely little program. I feel like my kids would enjoy a version of this in the classroom too - they could even use books from our class library and "wrap" them up w/ a homemade bookmark. Nice!

  4. I love it when someone shares a favorite book. Amazon is usually pretty happy too!