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Books 'n' Bloggers Swap Sign-ups

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Good morning!  It's a balmy nine degrees here in Central Alabama.  Our power went out overnight, and I'm so *happy* it's back on.  YAY!

Chaotic Goddess Swaps is hosting another Books 'n' Bloggers Swap.  Here's some information about how YOU can participate:

Your Swap Objective:

Send your partner THREE books:
A book you love
A book you haven't read but are interested in
A book from your partner's wish list

Books 'n' Bloggers Swap Rules:

Packages must contain 3 books that fit the criteria stated in the Swap Objective.
Send books that fit your partner's genre preferences.
You must respond to emails from the swap hosts within a timely fashion.
Books MUST be mailed on or before February 1st, set to arrive by February 5th!
You must send a tracking number for your package to your partner and to us at Chaotic Goddess Swaps.
You MUST post and link up your swap reveal post. This is non-negotiable.

I've signed-up, and I can't wait to share and receive books in early February.

You might have noticed today's Google Doodle.  It celebrates one of my favorite authors (and Alabamian) Zora Neal Hurston.  Hurston was a key artist during the Harlem Renaissance.

Happy Birthday!

Their Eyes Were Watching God is one of my favorite books...I love that Janie! Hurston was brilliant in the way she wrote vernacular dialect with the characters' dialogue and standard English for the narrator. 

An American classic

Have you read a classic lately?

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Cold and no power! You poor things!!! So happy it didn't last long.

    'Tis brutal up in "Yankeee Land", this morning. Cold temps and wind. Ouch...

    Golly, have I read a Classic lately? Mmmm, no. What I'm doing at the moment, is trying to get out of the "Cozy Reading" Mode, into which I got, before Christmas. Trying to spread my wings and fly off into YA Lit, again. :-) Started with "Splintered" and can't wait to get back into "The Golem and the Jinni"!

    I say, "get back into," because I have a habit of starting a couple of books, at once. :-)

    Stay warm. Stay reading. Gentle hugs...

  2. So glad you're joining us! This is such a fun swap!

  3. I have never read Their Eyes Were Watching God but would love to. Adding it to my list now. :)

  4. oops....came by to link to your Tues. party.
    See ya later...:)

  5. Hope your new year is off to a great start Ricki! This book swap sounds like a great idea. One of my goals for 2014 is to read more. I appreciate your reading recommendations!


  6. Too fun! Are you loving 'The Dinner'? So glad your power is back on. We're at a yucky -23 today and I don't know if I'll ever thaw-out again!

  7. Yay! So happy you're joining us for the swap! :)
    I LOVE Their Eyes Were Watching God. Some of the most valuable class discussions I had in high school came from reading this book. I didn't know Hurston was from AL! Well done, state! :)

  8. Oh, stay warm. My other friend in Alabama stated her heat has been off and most of the night and day. I think I am going to participate with this one again.

  9. Jan. 8th

    Why can't I comment on your latest post????????????????????????? Is it me? Or is there something "wonky" with the comments there?????



  10. I'm bummed I missed the sign-up for this! Sounds so fun. I'll try to catch it in June.


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